HKSTA Study Group December 2019

In December’s study group, Ruby Mui will lead us to study a book chapter from how Sandplay heals trauma from a neuropsychological perspective, wrote by L Freedle. The non-verbal, depth oriented, and multi-sensory nature of Sandplay Therapy serves safe and direct access to trauma and an experiential means to work through it. Through sand touching and moving, free playing, symbolizing and self reflection in the presence of an attuned therapist, multiple brain systems are activated for healing and transformation. Four features of Sandplay therapy that support neural integration are reviewed, they are relational safety, somatosensory engagement, symbolic expression of the trauma narrative, and mindful participation. The author of the book chapter also presented her case to illustrate the concepts. The study group will be run in Cantonese.

Topic: Healing Trauma Through Sandplay Therapy: A Neuropsychological Perspective
Facilitator: Ruby Mui, PsyD
Date: 16 December, 2019 (Monday)
Time : 7:00-9:00pm
Venue: Rm301, 3/F, David House, 8-20, Nanking Street, Jordan, Kowloon

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

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HKSTA Study Group November 2019

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We will look at the symbol of “tomb” in our November Study Group. This presentation concerns the topic of death in general and the symbol of the tomb in particular. An overview of the topic will be given first, including an explanation of death as a process of transformation according to mythical sources. Various symbols of death and how they might appear in the sand will then be introduced, after which the clinical material from several cases will be reviewed and discussed.

November 2019 Study Group
Symbol Study: Tomb
Presenters: Adrian Davis (Play Therapist and Art Therapist; Lecturer, Social Work Programme, Macao Polytechnic Institute) and Mimi Tung (Registered Art Therapist and Marriage & Family Therapist)
Date: 25 November 2019 (Monday)
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Language: English
Venue: The Progression Psychological Practice, Season Commercial Building, 5/F., 3 Humphreys Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon (TST MTR Exit A2)

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

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HKSTA Sandplay Therapy Course in November 2019: The Search for Ideal Lover: Getting Lost in Dating Relationships by Ms. Carol Chow Suk Yee

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Ms. Carol Chow

We are glad to announce that there will be another Cantonese speaking Sandplay Therapy training event held in the coming November by Ms Carol Chow Suk-yee, a Certified Sandplay Therapist of the International Society of Sandplay Therapy (ISST). In this workshop, Carol will share a male case who cannot commit in marital relationship even dating for ten years and keeps on looking for an ideal lover. Carol will elaborate how Sandplay therapy can help him to go through his inner struggles, and finally gains his inner strength to maintain a stable and intimate relationship.

Carol has started teaching Sandplay Therapy in 2012. Some of her topic includes: “The Fundamental Jungian Concepts in Sandplay Therapy” and “Complexes and Sandplay Therapy”.
In the November workshop, Carol will walk you through a four-year journey she had with her client. You will have the privilege to see how she elaborates subtle dynamics and changes in the client from tray to tray. Carol communicates well and explains difficult concepts in everyday language.

Course Title: The Search for Ideal Lover: Getting Lost in Dating Relationship
Presenter: Carol Chow Suk Yee
Dates: November 17 & 24, 2019 (two Sundays)
Time: 2:00-6:00pm
Venue: 5/F, Season Commercial Building, 3 Humphrey’s Avenue, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon.
Language: Cantonese

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HKSTA Study Group October 2019: Symbol Study – Witch

photo for October Study GroupThe witch is a captivating presence in sandplay process and it is frequently used by our clients. In our October Study Group, we will inquire into the symbol of the witch guiding by Mrs. Kitty Liu. The witch symbol connects us to the power of the feminine, the feminine intellect and spirit. It is primordial in its force and authoritative in its wisdom. Study materials will be drawn mainly from the book The Witch and The Clown: Two Archetypes of Human Sexuality by Ann and Barry Ulanov. This book is really worthwhile to keep and if you do not have a copy, you can order one from the link below:

https://www.bookdepository.com/Witch-Clown-Ann-Ulanov/9780933029071?ref=grid-view&qid=1566110974111&sr=1-2

Kitty will use clinical cases material and a few sand trays from the clients will be shown to facilitate understanding.

Presenter: Mrs. Kitty Liu (An Associate Member of HKSTA, and she is a Psychological Counselor in private practice)
Date and time: 23 October, 2019 Wednesday, 7-9 pm
Venue: Youngland Workshop (青緻工作室), Unit A, 7th Floor, Wing Lok Building, 160 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan (Sheung Wan MTR Exit A1, within 10 min-walk)

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

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HKSTA Study Group September 2019: Sand Tray

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Sand tray is an indispensable component of Sandplay Therapy. A wooden box with its size at 28.5 x 19.5 inches with a depth of 3 inches. It is painted blue inside and contains sand. Besides its physical dimension, what more do you know about this basic component of Sandplay Therapy?

In our September Study Group, we are going to study this basic element of Sandplay Therapy through our hands and brains. For our hands, we will make a mini sand tray which could become an additional figurine in our collection. For our brains, we are going to look into the history of sand tray to review pioneers who used sand tray in their therapeutic work and how they influenced the development of Sandplay Therapy. More importantly, we will go to examine what does the sand tray mean to the therapist and the client. Cases illustration will be used in the process.

Title: Sand Tray
Presenters: Bobby Fung & Brenda Koo
Date: 19 September 2109 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00 – 9:00p.m.
Venue: 2/F, 67 Bedford Road, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon (Bobby’s office)
Fee: $20-30 (to share the cost of the materials)

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

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HKSTA Study Group July 2019: Symbol Study – Time and Timepiece

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For our July 2019 study group, Dr. Tracy Wong will lead us exploring the symbolic meaning of timepiece (e.g. clocks, watches) and time. Time is often symbolized by the wheel, by the twelve signs of the Zodiac, describing the circle of life as they move round…the center of such circles is then regarded as the motionless aspect of existence, the pivot which makes the motion of existence possible, the one contrasting with the other like time with eternity.

We experienced time and timepiece since birth. We were given birth time, some parents tell their children not to disclose birth time as it contains secrets of one’s life, and wicked people may play black magic if they know your birthday and time. An old Chinese saying, if you peel an apple at 12 midnight in front of a mirror without breaking the skin, the face of your future spouse will appear in the mirror. In fairy tales, Cinderella has to leave the castle by 12 midnight or else the magic would be gone, and the very loyal Majordomo – was transformed into a pendulum clock etc. Time seems so magical, and timepiece, is the ‘magical tool’ containing this power. We will explore this symbol and sandplay case study will be used for illustration.

July 2019 Study Group
Title: Time and Timepiece
Presenter: Dr. Tracy Wong, Clinical Psychologist
Date: 29 July 2019 (Monday)
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Venue: The Progression Psychological Practice, Season Commercial Building, 5/F., 3 Humphreys Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon (TST MTR Exit A2)

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

 

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HKSTA Sandplay Therapy Course in September and October 2019: Jungian Theory in Action – Application in Sandplay Therapy by Mr. Kwok Kar Kin, George

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Mr. Kwok Kar Kin, George

Sandplay Therapy has been one of the important expressive Jungian therapies. With the facilitation of sand, water and various miniatures, the clients are well contained and expressed freely inside the sand trays. Dora Kalff adopted the Jungian framework for the ground work of sandplay therapy. Hence, in this short course we would explore the theory of Jung and its application on sandplay therapy, with cases illustration.

This course is designed for those who have basic understanding of Jungian Sandplay Therapy. The participants are required to have at least 12 workshop hours in Sandplay Therapy offered by HKSTA and/or ISST. This is an ISST accredited training and twelve workshop hours will be given upon the completion of the course. HKSTA had offered a course “Basic Jungian Concepts and their Applications in Sandplay Therapy” taught by Mr. Kwok in April to May, 2017. The contents of this course is different from the one in 2017. Those who had attended the course in 2017 are welcome to join this current one.

Title: Jungian Theory in Action: Application in Sandplay Therapy
Trainer: Mr. Kwok Kar Kin, George
Dates: Sept. 16, 23, 30 & Oct., 14, 21, 28 (Mondays), 2019
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: 9/F., Breakthrough Centre, 191, Woosung St., Jordan, Kowloon.
Language: Cantonese

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