Lan, Gao and Shen, Heyong
THE BEAUTY OF ANGELS IN SANDPLAY: IMAGE AND SYMBOL IN THE GARDEN OF THE HEART AND SOUL
Gao Lan and Heyong Shen, Guangzhou, China
Journal of Sandplay Therapy, Volume 21 Number 1, 2012
KEY WORDS: Psychological relief work, analytical psychology, Chinese culture, sandplay, Garden of the Heart & Soul, angel, symbol, trauma, catastrophe, trauma response, earthquake, disaster, heart, survivors.
ABSTRACT: This article is about the psychological relief work which was provided by the Chinese Federation of Analytical Psychology and Sandplay Therapy immediately after the May 12th 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in China organized volunteers who went to Sichuan. The authors and their team set up thirty work stations at Sichuan and Yushu earthquake zones and orphanages in the mainland of China. These have been named “Garden of the Heart & Soul.” In this article the authors also explore the symbolic meaning of the image of the angel which was one of the most frequently used miniatures in the thousands of sandtrays created by the traumatized survivors. Note: Correspondence author, Heyong Shen. The research project is supported by the Macao Foundation (project code: 1101). This paper is based on the authors’ presentation at the ISST 20th Congress: The Inner Beauty of Hakoniwa, 2009, Kyoto, Japan.
DIE SCHÖNHEIT VON ENGELN
BILD UND SYMBOL IM HERZGARTEN UND IN DER SEELE
Gao Lan and Heyong Shen
KEY WORDS: SCHLAGWÖRTER: Analytische Psychologie, chinesische Kultur, Herzgarten und Seele, Sandspiel, Engel, Trauma, Katastrophe, Erdbeben, Unglück, Sichuan, Überlebende, psychologische Unterstützung. Dieser Text wurde auf dem 20. ISST Kongreß: Die innere Schönheit von Hakoniwa 2009 in Kioto, Japan vorgetragen.