HKSTA Study Group October 2022

“To-morrow—what? And what of yesterday?
Through soundless labyrinths of dream you pass,
Through many doors to the one door of all.
Soon as it’s opened we shall hear a music:
Or see a skeleton fall . . .” Extracted from The House Of Dust by Conrad Aiken

According to Greek mythology, the half bull half human monster, which devours young men and maidens, was trapped in a labyrinth. In this study group, we will look at the history of labyrinth found in archaeological sites, labyrinth in myths and how we use a labyrinth in modern times. We will also learn to draw our own labyrinth, meditate on it, and find out what it means to us personally.
You are invited to have several pieces of drawing paper and a pen or pencil to draw your own labyrinth.


Study Topic: Labyrinth
Presenter: Ms Jennifer Wong
Date: October 26 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:00-9:00pm (online)
Language: Cantonese

Online registration: (before October 19, 2022 (Wednesday))

This study group is only open to the members of the Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association. Please apply to this study group on or before 19/10/2022 (Wednesday).

HKSTA Study Group September 2022

Exploring silence and femininity: Case sharing of a little girl

Silence is one of the essential elements in sandplay therapy. During the sandplay sessions, it is also a great challenge for the therapist to hold the silence and use it to facilitate the healing process. To believe that the presence, or being, of the therapist in the room with the client is already healing is not easy to accept and adapt. In this study group, a sandplay journey would be illustrated as how the therapist endured and held the tension of silence for a four years old girl who suffered from selective mutism. The differentiation of holding silence apart from resisting mutism as well as the feminine perspective of ego development will be discussed.

Date: 23/9/2022 (Friday)
Time: 1930-2045
Presenter: Mr. George Kwok Kar Kin (certified sandplay therapist (teaching member) under International Society of Sandplay Therapy (ISST) in 2019)
Venue: Webinar via zoom
Language: Cantonese

Online registration:

This study group is only open to members of the Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association. Please apply to this study group on or before 16/9/2022 (Friday).

HKSTA Study Group August 2022

Are you writing a symbol paper? Or are you planning to write a symbol paper? Which symbol should we choose? We always start from what draw us to explore a particular symbol. What the symbol attracts or repels us? What the symbol we notice that it is often used in sandtrays of our clients? Or what the symbol or image always appears in our dreams or in our daily lives? Then we follow this pull and start to explore the mysterious unknown. We feel excited, however we always fall into frustration and despair. We may feel clear but also lost or chaotic. We may be overwhelmed by the diversity and immensity of the information of the symbol. We want to continue writing but we also feel resistance to do it. Exploring a symbol or writing a symbol paper is our personal inner journey and we experience our own transformational process of how we reintegrate the fragmentation into the wholeness. In August, some of HKSTA Exco members share our own experience or journey in writing a symbol paper.

Date: August 25, 2022 (Thur)
Time: 7:30-8:45pm
Presenter: Ms Chris CHEUNG, Ms. May LIU & Ms. Sally CHAN
Venue: Webinar via zoom
Language: Cantonese

This study group is only opened to members of the Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association.

HKSTA Study Group July 2022

In July 2022, we will organize a meeting to make figurines. 

Let’s take a break from zoom and meet face-to-face! The figurine collection is the extension of the therapist. What better way to add some personal touch to your collection than to make your own figurines? In July study group, you will make some figurines in a professional pottery studio. Be ready to tap into your creativity and have some fun! A pottery teacher will be there to help. No prior experience needed. Act fast as places are extremely limited. A fee of $350 will be collected in advance so as to secure the studio booking. We will notify you the payment method and address of the studio upon enrolment.

Date: 11 July 2022, Monday
Time: 7pm – 9:30pm
Venue: A pottery studio in Kwun Tong (10 mins walk from Kwun Tong MTR)
Payment: $350/person, all inclusive
Deadline for enrolment: 29/6/2022

This study group is only opened to members of the Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association.

HKSTA July 2022 Workshop: Psychological aspects of migration as a specific form of trauma with Case Illustration of Sandplay therapy (children and adults) by Ms. Maria Kendler

Ms. Maria Kendler

After having the wonderful workshop delivered by Ms. Lenore F. Steinhard in May, 2022, HKSTA is pleased to invite another excellent teaching member of SGSST and ISST, Ms. Maria Kendler from Switzerland to offer an online Sandplay Therapy Training workshop in coming July 2022.  In 2019, Maria came to Hong Kong to provide sandplay therapy training workshop and it was well received.

This six hours workshop will fulfill 6 hours of theoretical training required by the International Society of Sandplay Therapy (ISST), information is shown as below:

Title of the workshop: Psychological aspects of migration as a specific form of trauma with Case Illustration of Sandplay therapy (children and adults)
Date: Saturday 16th and 23rd July, 2022
Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Language: English
Venue: Meeting online through ZOOM 

In this 2-session of online workshop, we will explore psychological consequences of migration which can be seen as a particular form of traumatic experience. Different stages of this traumatic process are discussed as well as specific

aspects of its therapeutic intervention. We will see how Sandplay therapy can support the therapeutic process by its non verbal and sensorial form of expression. 

Maria Kendler is a clinical psychologist. Presently she is working in a private practice near Lausanne in the French part of Switzerland. She has been working in a Centre for Psychotherapy and Psychiatrie in Lausanne and in an International School in the Swiss Mountains as a school psychologist. For many years she practices Sandplay Therapy with children, adolescents and adults. She is the President of the Swiss Society for Sandplay Therapy (SGSST) and served at the Board of ISST. As a teaching member of SGSST and ISST she gives Sandplay Training in Switzerland and abroad.

If you like to learn more about how the sandplay process can be the therapeutic intervention to support the child patient to rebuild his inner home and roots on a symbolic level. Please save the date and come to join us. The deadline for the early-bird will be on 25 June, 2022.

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