At 14 years of age, Al felt triumphant as he announced his transgender male identity publicly. His social transition had been successful, and he was no longer known as Alice. But, his exuberance did not last long. Al soon became ready to move forward in his gender transition with the use of medical interventions, but […]
A rare week goes by that transgendered (trans) persons are not addressed in the news. Initially the focus was on the famous. With these revelations, trans and questioning youth could begin to see their secret selves modeled in society. With access to the internet youth can educate themselves about gender identities. Such information may provide […]
In this blog I share ways a therapist can use the details of the play or Sandtray experience to help people’s growth and healing. I offer my thoughts and several vignettes, including dynamic play with children, to demonstrate why I believe details can be the key to change. The way I work in play therapy […]
Today I am sharing my experience with a woman in her early 20’s. I am calling her April. I’ve chosen to present this material to demonstrate several points: Most of techniques used here to connect April to her experiences are applicable to drawing, painting. clay, dance, and other artistic modalities. Requesting a Sandtray session “to […]
I am continuing this chat to aid the novice and entice those therapists uncertain about venturing into using Sandtray methods.
I offer this chat to entice those therapists who may be hesitant to try the Sandtray methods. I hope this blog will help you to engage more easily in Sandtray. I focus here on essential tools that may be acquired at a reasonable price. The next blog will discuss collecting and displaying miniature items. The […]
Eight-year-old Lacey shared, “This is a picture of me after my mom died of AIDS. Everything is blue and closed. I know there is love somewhere, but I can’t get to it no matter how hard I try.” Daily I watch the numbers of the dead rise from COVID-19 and anticipate the devastating impact that […]