Sand therapy is a powerful therapeutic technique used by counselors at the Center to help clients process their trauma. It is especially useful to help children to find ways to communicate their experiences. Clients choose small objects that describe, say, their family or home. The skilled clinician will help the child explore their fears and experiences by asking questions about their choices of objects. The counselors helps the child to learn that healing is possible. (See last photo.)
Children learn that it is possible to heal. Sand objects in this photo represent a broken heart, a repaired heart and a patched heart.
For more information about C.O.O.L. (Children Overcoming the Obstacles of Life) www.dmpcc.org/COOL