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.
Jennifer Taylor, LCSW, RPT-S is a private practice clinician with nearly 20 year of experience. Jennifer is the founder of Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Services and the creator of the Play Therapy Summit. She is EMDR trained and TF-CBT certified. Jennifer has taught graduate level play therapy courses at The University of West Florida and the University of Memphis. Jennifer Taylor Play Therapy Services is an Approved Provider with the Association for Play Therapy. (APT Approved Provider 12-331). Play therapy credit available to mental health professionals only as listed in each course description. Courses that do not qualify for play therapy credit are clearly listed. Jennifer Taylor has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider ACEP No. 6928. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly marked. Jennifer Taylor is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.