Diploma in integrative sandplay therapy
It is ideal but not essential to have attended a foundation course prior to the Diploma course. This course creates a safe confidential space to explore your own sandplay journey alongside your development in working with sandplay with clients. This personal journey helps you to understand the theory and put it into practice. The work we do on ourselves is such a support to our clients as well as ourselves. Many participants find this personal developmental aspect of the course as valuable as the application for client work.
As you progress through the training journey you are actively encouraged to bring case material and photographs to the group for peer supervision (subject to necessary confidentiality).
There is a strong emphasis on the course about developing ways of looking after ourselves and our clients with creativity and compassion. Music, mindfulness and meditation are essential components of developing a nurturing and compassionate presence in your work.
This course is designed for: counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and well-being or mental health practitioners working in education, social services and other settings.All participants will be given a certificate of attendance.
This course will run over four three-day weekends starting on Friday morning and finishing on Sunday afternoon in time for catching trains if you are travelling from a distance.
The course will cover:
- Setting up in Sandplay work safely and ethically.
- Psychological Development: From Freud to the Transpersonal.
- Evaluating and working with Sandplay.
- Introduction to Jungian theory of archetypes and complexes.
- Other aspects.
- Creative imagination.
Starting Autumn 2021
- Weekend 1: 15-17 October 2021
- Weekend 2: 26- 28 November 2021
- Weekend 3: 14 – 16 January 2022
- Weekend 4: 4 - 6 March 2022
Cost of the course
Total cost payable in instalments: £1680.
Early bird reduction for full payment by 15th September £1500
Nonrefundable deposit of £200 secures a place on the course payable immediately.
Please complete the application form and pay your deposit by BACS.
About Ruth Baker
Ruth has over 25 years’ experience as a counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor, teacher and consultant with a private practice in the UK and internationally. She teaches sandplay, counselling and mindfulness with an emphasis on practical applications. Ruth is an experienced senior manager and has extensive knowledge of working with people of all ages in a wide range of settings including mental health services, drug and alcohol services and the probation service she brings this expertise to her training.
She has taught at Iron Mill College, the University of Plymouth, across mental health and allied services in Devon, bespoke courses for charities and other organisations across the UK. Ruth uses sandplay and art therapeutically in her practice with individuals, couples, groups and in supervision.
Ruth enjoys feedback about her facilitation which includes an appreciation of her extensive knowledge of working in this sector in a variety of settings, her knowledge base and ability to create and hold a safe space to work. She is creative in her approach and brings this to her teaching and work. In her free time, she loves to walk, to play, to dance, to garden and wild swim.
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Hosted by Ruth Baker
The Nautilus Rooms hosts one of the largest sandplay collections in the UK. You will be trained by experts in the field who have many years of practice in counselling, psychotherapy, creative therapies and in wider mental health and associated settings. These courses attract participants from across the UK and abroad.