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Roxanne Rae's Sandtray

Imagine "Sandtray", the method that uses sand, water, and miniatures to unleash the power of creative play. Play in a three-dimensional sand "world" may evoke both joy and self- understanding. Knowing ourselves is necessary for psychological survival, functions as a basic protection from life's difficulties, and is a foundation for resolving them. In the Sandtray process a person can uncover and access the image or implicit thinking portion of his or her mind that lies out of the reach of everyday consciousness. In a Sandtray encounter individuals can discover deeply held beliefs and /or resources. The Sandtray process I use offers a powerful method to secure not only survival but also transformation and growth.

Sandtray is designed to access the innate healing powers within an individual's life. Using what is created in the sand world we can reach into the depths of our lives and bring forth the images that we routinely rely on for perception and decision making. Sometimes our experiences are beyond words, and at other times our words do not accurately reflect our experiences. Sandtray allows exploration of the nonverbal, right-brain thinking process and can reveal how the non-cognitive aspect of one's mind influences his or her daily life. New perspectives gained through Sandtray begin to clarify what actions to take to heal, recover, and grow.

Sandtray can be a profoundly revitalizing and deeply intimate experience with your self. I do not interpret or analyze your creation. I do function as a Witness or guide to enrich your focus, to explore and to harvest the wisdom from this lesser known part of your life. You make your own discoveries. Control lies with you, the Creator of the world. Together we will advance the unfolding of your personal meanings. As you more clearly identify and harness the implicit aspects of your own life, you become increasingly self-empowered to make healthier choices.

You can reach me by e-mail at playwithrox@gmail.com or by telephone at (541) 292-9277. I look forward to hearing from you.

Roxanne Rae, MSW, LCSW, BCD
California License # LCS 7194 - Oregon License # L3807