To open our eyes, to see with our inner fire and light, is what saves us. Even if it makes us vulnerable. Opening the eyes is the job of storytellers, witnesses, and the keepers of accounts. The stories we know and tell are reservoirs of light and fire that brighten and illuminate the darkness of human night, the unseen. They throw down a certain slant of light across the floor each morning, and they throw down also its shadow.
-Linda Hogan, The Woman Who Watches Over the World, p. 113.
Shadow and light, fire and flame. We will examine the element and symbols of fire and activation in the psyche; as well as these symbolic images in sand trays. The actual and symbolic use of fire is essential to Sandplay practice. Workshop participants will take part in experiencing fire and activation forms in sandtrays through practice and in discussion.
This is an experiential course where active participation is required. Your camera and you must be ON at all times except for a break time. You will need to have access to (at least most) of the materials on the required materials list.
*The materials list is available to review before registration by enrolling in the “free preview of the course”
This course will not be recorded. No refunds for missed attendance.
Rosalind Heiko, Ph.D. (aka “Dr. Roz”) is a psychologist and Play Therapist-Supervisor with the Association for Play Therapy in the US (RPT-S); a Sandplay teacher with the International Society of Sandplay Therapists (ISST) and the Sandplay Therapists of America (STA); and also holds national certification in school psychology. She trains therapists nationally and internationally. Dr. Roz is an Executive Board Member of the World Association of Sand Therapy Professionals, and has been an Executive Board member of STA. She has worked clinically with children and families for over 35 years. She has published chapters in books edited by Eliana Gil and Eric Green, as well as being an author of several articles in the Journal of Sandplay Therapy. Her most recent book is A Therapist’s Guide to Mapping the Girl Heroine’s Journey in Sandplay (2018), published by Rowman & Littlefield. Reach her at www.drheiko.com