THE WITCH’S HOUSE: A FREE AND PROTECTED PLACE FOR ‘BEWITCHED’ CHILDREN
Journal of Sandplay Therapy, Volume 1, Number 1, 1991
KEY WORDS: participation mystique, vas hermeticum, play, self, transformation, sandplay therapy, child, children, reculer pour mieux sauter.
ABSTRACT: This description of the healing space that Kaspar Kiepenheuer used for therapy is filled with images that describe a vessel of containment for transformation. The witch’s house is named from the depiction on paper of a cottage drawn by a boy who visited. The tools and mileau are described, where children and adults step back in time “to take a step forward”.