Sand and Clay


Sand tray therapy or Sand play therapy is a form of psychotherapy.  A range of methods of capitalizing on children's natural urge to explore and harnessing it to meet and respond to the developmental and later also their mental health needs

Sand Tray Therapy

A form of therapy in which children manipulate clay, often used in physical rehabilitation, in stimulating individuals with intellectual disability, and in the assessment and treatment of various disorders. The clay can be a metaphor for feelings, yet at the same time, it serves as a tangible item that is visible, changeable, and under the child’s control.

 

A child can look at the clay, focus on it, manipulate it, squeeze it, and pound it, which can help reduce anxiety, enable the acting out of hostile emotions, and provide opportunities for gratification, achievement, and acceptance.

 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Play_therapy

https://dictionary.apa.org/clay-therapy