Heiko, Rosalind Leah

Journal of Sandplay Therapy, Volume 13, Number 2, 2004

KEY WORDS: sandplay therapy, clinical example, child, children, loss, divorce, suicidal, verbal abuse, self trays, birthdays, numinous.

ABSTRACT: Birthday party symbols and party sandplays are illustrative of constellation of the Self trays in boys and girls. Birthday sandplays can contain the “steadying point,” the place of numinous centering of the Self. This clinical paper discusses the use of celebratory trays in four children’s sandplay processes.