At first you’re like, “is this for kids or adults?”
Maybe you have been feeling the same way for a long time, and nothing you try to do about it seems to make any difference.
Maybe your child seems to keep having the same problem over and over again.
You’ve read the self-help books, you’ve tried the meditation, you’ve even tried teaching your child to practice mindfulness, but there’s still something nagging at your happiness.
Now, you’re starting to think things like “what’s wrong with me that I can’t just fix this?”
Sandtray therapy is great for when you can’t quite put your finger on the problem, or when talking through the problem just isn’t enough.
It works well with kids, because when do they ever straight up tell us exactly what’s bothering them in a clear way that lets us know just how to help (emoticon shoulder shrug).
It also works well for adults, because despite having access to all the information, sometimes we just can’t find the answer.
Sandtray allows you to take a step back and look at the world in a bigger picture (more so than you would likely be able to do on your own during tomorrow morning’s attempt at meditation and more than your child could do on any given day).
It helps you and the therapist to find key themes and recurring patterns that are keeping those painful thoughts and patterns standing between you and feeling satisfied with your life.
It gives your child a way to speak without words, to tell the therapist, “here’s where I’m hurting emotionally, here’s what I need.”
Okay, but WTH IS sandtray?
Sandtray at The Joy Effect looks like a table filled with sand (already feels calming and healing, right?) and shelves full of miniatures and figurines.
Clients build worlds and tell stories in a way that pushes the mental block of “I have to figure this out!” aside and frees up the heart and brain to point us in the direction of real change.
So you can find your next step and start moving toward feeling good!
Sounds like it’s a kids’ thing.
I know… But I’m telling you, it can help you, too.
Sandtray can help you find a voice you might not even realize you’ve lost.
Or maybe you know you’ve lost it…. Well now you have an idea of a way to get it back.
If you feel like you’ve tried everything the world is telling you to try (do more yoga, be more strict with your kids, try to medicate) and you still feel like you or your child can’t just be happy, then click the “start here” button and schedule your complimentary phone call.
The Joy Effect offers in-office counseling in The Woodlands and online counseling throughout Texas. We recommend that sandtray and children sessions be done in-office. If our location isn’t convenient to you, schedule a call and let us know you’re looking for someone in YOUR area who does sandtray or children’s counseling. Click the button to schedule your free phone consultation today so you can find a voice and start using it confidently.