Attuning to the Flow of Relational Energies in Sandplay

Healing complex trauma in adults

Authored by: Linda Cunningham

The Routledge International Handbook of Sandplay Therapy

Print publication date:  January  2017
Online publication date:  February  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138101692
eBook ISBN: 9781315656748
Adobe ISBN: 9781317325970


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Complex trauma shatters the psyche. Sandplay heals this shattering in a way that is tolerable, because it gradually weaves pieces of fragmented psychic experiences back together and anchors them in the body. As trauma is progressively unearthed, Sandplay soothes the soul and reveals images of our inner experience that are nearly unreachable through more ordinary means. In this chapter, I will explore the nature of complex trauma and the specific advantages of using Sandplay.

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