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Sandplay Associations

In 1925, Margaret Lowenfeld (1890-1973), an English pediatrician, left orthodox pediatrics and began the psychiatric treatment of children. She wanted to create “a free and protected space” in which children could communicate their needs and fantasies. In her clinic, she had a zinc tray filled with sand, and many miniature models of people and objects. She called it a “Wonder Box.” The children themselves created “worlds,” spontaneously and seemingly inevitably; thus Lowenfeld developed what she called “The World Technique.”

Dora Kalff, a Swiss Jungian analyst, attended a conference in which Lowenfeld presented her technique of communication, and went to study with Lowenfeld in England in 1956. Kalff called the technique “sandplay,” introduced it widely and influenced therapists both in the United States and in Europe.

Foundation / Sandplay Association
STANZA’s purpose is to promote sound and ethical clinical practice, education, training and research in Sandplay Therapy in the tradition of Dora Kalff as based on the theories of CG Jung. STANZA stands for the Sandplay Therapy Association of New Zealand and Australia, which is a non-profit professional association under development for operation in Australia and New Zealand.
Sandplay Association
A non-profit association, with a cultural and educational character, according to the rules of the ISST – International Society for Sandplay Therapy, from Zurich, Switzerland. In 2011, at the 21st International Congress Kartause Ittingen–Switzerland, ISST recognized IBTSandplay as a member institute, already with 13 affiliated members. Since then, we have been expanding our marks in the sand, sharing and spreading the knowledge that Dora Kalff taught us. The institute’s logo…
Sandplay Association
The British and Irish Sandplay Society (BISS) is a national member of the International Society for Sandplay Therapy. ISST is the international body founded in 1985 by Dora Kalff for the study and practice of Sandplay Therapy, and the protection and development of this therapeutic method. ISST is an affiliate of the International Association for Analytical Psychology and is also based in Zurich, Switzerland. BISS is a professional body that…
Sandplay Association
The Canadian Association for Sandplay Therapy (CAST) promotes the development of Sandplay Therapy, an experiential and creative psychotherapeutic approach for clients of any age. Our internationally accredited therapists and qualified training interns offer Sandplay Therapy throughout Canada. Our faculty provides training in several provinces, and outreach to other locations or to specific agencies. ​In addition, our nationally recognized practitioners integrate sandplay into their workplaces. CAST’s training programmes in both English…
Sandplay Association
China Society for Sandplay Therapy (CSST) complies with local laws and is a nonprofit organization. In compliance with the spirit of the International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST), the Society aims to promote the application of Sandplay Therapy in mental health, education and practice, and offers its members an international network and an arena for presentations, research, exchange and discussion in congresses hosted by ISST, the International Association for Analytical…
Sandplay Association
We have been registered as a non-profit association since 1999 and are a member of the International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST). We see it as our task to make the therapeutic sand play according to Dora Kalff known in Germany and to ensure that standards for therapy, counseling and further training with the help of therapeutic sand play are observed in Germany. In addition, the DGST awards certificates for…
Sandplay Association
Formal development of sandplay therapy in Hong Kong began in February 2003, when I started a Sandplay Therapy Study Group under The Progression Psychological Practice with Adelina Wong Wei Kwan, Magdalene Lau Kit Yee and Helen Ma Shuk Wah. Initially, we spent our time reading and digesting Edward Whitmont’s book The Symbolic Quest. Indeed, sandplay therapy is a symbolic quest into something which words do not suffice. The same year…
IAAP Allied Organisation / Sandplay Association
Sandplay is a therapeutic method developed by Dora M. Kalff, in Zollikon, Switzerland. It is based on the psychological principles of C.G.Jung. Sandplay is a creative form of therapy using the imagination, “a concentrated extract of the life forces both physical and psychic.” (C.G.Jung) It is characterized by the use of sand, water and miniatures in the creation of images within a “free and protected space” of the therapeutic relationship…
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