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Foundation and Form in Jungian Sandplay - Lenore F. Steinhardt

Foundation and Form in Jungian Sandplay

Paperback Published: 1st April 2000
ISBN: 9781853028410
Number Of Pages: 224

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'This book outlines the history of art therapy originating as an adjunct therapy in psychiatry, education and corrections, and the history of sandplay therapy as a development in the Jungian tradition of psychoanalysis. The writer makes clear connections between art therapy and sandplay and clear links with Jungian theory. The style is clear and accessible, and gives a good introduction to sandplay for those wanting one. The chosen case studies illustrate the points she is making well, and provide a clear view of her approach. The book is of immediate interest to art therapists wishing to work with sandplay. It would also be of interest and relevance to dramatherapists who see the dramatic potential in sandplay work and need some guidance to make a start with this.'

- Dramatherapy

Lenore Steinhardt presents sandplay therapy in an art therapy setting. She begins by outlining the principles and practicalities of sandplay therapy and explaining the importance of the specifically blue tray and other materials used. She provides a history of art therapy and sandplay therapy, and the previous literature and thinking in these fields. While other books have focused on the significance of the miniature objects used in sandplay, the author concentrates on the self-created sand form. From this exciting new perspective, she emphasizes the importance of the physical contact with ancient natural elements - sand and water - arguing that the value of sandplay therapy lies in the balance of natural, cultural and manufactured elements as this reflects the balance we aim for in everyday life. The focus on the visual and formative is backed up by photographs and detailed case studies.

This book will be essential reading for anyone interested in sandplay as it provides a comprehensive overview of its history and theory as well as accessible examples and case studies. It also looks at sandplay therapy from an important new perspective and successfully bridges the gap between art therapy and sandplay.

List of Figures
List of Plates
Prefacep. 9
Sandplay Therapy and the Art Therapy Settingp. 15
A Review of Sandplay Literature in Relation to Form
History and Description of Sandplay Therapyp. 33
The Art Therapy Setting and Jungian Sandplay
An Art Therapy Approach to Self-Expression Through Materialsp. 53
The Art Therapy Professionp. 56
Forms of Artmaking Related to Sandplay: Relief, collage, assemblage, objet trouvep. 61
The Art Therapy Setting and Materialsp. 64
Classification of the Materials of Art Therapyp. 75
Sandplay in the Art Therapy Settingp. 79
Materials of Sandplayp. 87
Classification of the Materials of Sandplayp. 96
Colorp. 99
The Creation of Form in Art Therapy and Sandplay
Visual Expressionp. 108
Primary Modes of Play With Sand and Water
The Sand Surface: Molding, Gathering, Drawing, Impressingp. 127
Penetrating the Sand Surface: Holes, Tunnels, Burying, Unburyingp. 141
The Use of Water: Dripping and Floodingp. 151
Tactile Communication and Untouched Sandp. 158
A Presentation of a Sandplay Process Wanda: A Young Woman's Journey Through Mourning, Death and Loss to Fertility and Birth
Wanda: Overthrowing the Collectivep. 167
Wanda: Bringing Water to the Centerp. 192
Wanda: Abundance and Divine Protectionp. 206
Conclusionp. 222
Referencesp. 226
Subject Indexp. 233
Name Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9781853028410
ISBN-10: 185302841X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st April 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.8  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.4

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