Sand Play Therapy

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Some life experiences defy verbal expression. Sand Play therapy is a non-verbal technique for children & adults.
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Jeanette Dreyer

Jeanette Dreyer is passionate about helping her clients to identify the root their personal negative subconscious programming & guiding them to change their lives for the better.

Jeanette Dreyer is a very experienced SandPlay Therapist who achieves excellent results.

Sand Play Therapy

“Sand Play therapy is a non-verbal technique for children & adults.​”

Eureka Centre offers a specialised form of play therapy namely Sand Play. Sandplay therapy is an alternative non-verbal form of psycho-therapy through which the subconscious mind can be accessed & underlying problems can be solved.

It is essentially a non-verbal technique. Clients “tell” their story by using small figures to build a picture in a sand tray.

Sand Play creates a bridge between the conscious and the sub-conscious making it possible to access and come to terms with disturbing life experiences which often defy verbal expression.

It offers an alternative to hypnotherapy and EMDR for children & adults and is useful for a wide range of psychological disorders, such as:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviour problems
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues

Some life experiences defy verbal expression. Sand Play therapy is a non-verbal technique for children & adults.

What is SandPlay Therapy?

Some life experiences defy verbal expression. Sand Play therapy is a non-verbal technique for children & adults.
Relationships

Please be advised: We have many satisfied clients and we achieve excellent results. However, no Relationship therapist, including myself, can ever guarantee results. Results may vary & every situation is different.

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What is SandPlay Therapy?

What is the difference between Imago Relationship Therapy and Traditional Marriage Counselling?

Sandplay Therapy creates a bridge between the conscious and the sub-conscious making it possible to access and come to terms with disturbing life experiences which often defy verbal expression.

Sandplay Therapy is a specialised form of play therapy and is essentially a non-verbal technique. By bringing the conscious and unconscious together in Sandplay Therapy, significant changes in the conscious attitude toward the subconscious can take place, allowing inner order to grows out of inner emotional chaos.

How does Sandplay therapy work?

A detailed history of the client’s background and problem is obtained and goals set for therapy.

A sand tray of 48.75cm x 71.25cm with a blue base and sides, filled with a sand collection of miniatures and water, are used with the instruction “Do what you want in the sand”.

The therapy starts at the moment the client is able to surrender to play.

The client expresses emotions through their play. As the client works in the sand tray, the therapist sits nearby making notes of what figures the client uses and what the client says or does, if anything, and takes photographs when the sand tray is completed.

A series of sand trays which is done over a couple of weeks or months is referred to as a process. No analysis is made to the client until after the process is completed. The therapist’s more conscious awareness of the symbolic process, which is largely unconscious to the client, acts as a stabilizing factor. The capacity of the therapist to safely “hold” the client’s emerging subconscious content is very important.

“Sandplay creates a bridge between the conscious and subconscious”

During the process the conscious mind relaxes its control, allowing penetration to the subconscious material. The unconscious finds expression in the selection of figures and the shaping of the sandplay.

Sandplay supports the client’s ability to address emotional problems resulting from any number of psychic injuries. In the course of sandplay inner order gradually grows out of inner emotional chaos evidenced early in the work. Sandplay pictures that first express emptiness and loneliness begin to show new life and growth.

Great despair, carefully hidden behind a façade, can be expressed, and through silent nurture, its destructiveness can be dissolved through Sandplay Therapy.

Many of these aspects are beyond the limits or ordinary language and cannot be expressed verbally.

Sandplay offers an alternative means of psychic expression. 

By bringing the conscious and unconscious together in sandplay, significant changes in the conscious attitude toward the subconscious take place.

Sandplay Therapy can bring clarity to what might otherwise cause unchecked subconscious eruptions such as anger outbursts, and it fosters the discovery of previously unknown courage and strengths.

Please be advised
At Eureka Centre we have a very experienced and gifted Sandplay Therapist, Jeanette Dreyer, who achieves excellent results, and we have many satisfied clients.

Sandplay is an effective therapy for overcoming emotional problems without the need for verbal communication. However, we cannot guarantee the results in any case. Your results may vary and every situation is different.

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We at Eureka Centre have many satisfied clients. Below are some of their inspiring stories:

"Sandplay Therapy"

My daughter, 14 years old, was very rebellious after my divorce. She refused to accept her stepmother. She withdrew from the family, refusing to talk to anyone. I took her for sandplay at Eureka Centre. She was able to work through her emotions without having to talk about it. I am very satisfied with the outcome.

– Eureka Centre Client

"We can't thank you enough!"

My 16 year old daughter experienced a traumatic event which happened 2 years earlier at school and after keeping it to herself for so long began to have serious panic attacks at school. The result was she left her school and withdrew from normal life totally, feeling depressed and suicidal at times. Thank God we then discovered The Eureka Centre.

After quite intense therapy with Jeanette using EMDR and hypnotherapy, I can report that she has returned back to normal schooling and is totally positive about life again – it is like a miracle! I don’t know how we would have overcome this long dark episode in our lives had it not been for Jeanette at The Eureka Centre. We can’t thank you enough!

– Eureka Centre Client

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Are there aspects in your life that you’d like to change in order to be happier, more peaceful, more confident, more successful, less stressed?

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Eureka Centre​

Established in 1996 and based in Doringkloof, Centurion, Eureka Centre offers hypnotherapy in a tranquil environment. 

For the past twenty years and more, we’ve helped many clients to free themselves from the self-destructive habits that were holding them back.

Would you like to live a happier, more peaceful, more confident, more successful, less stressed life?