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HKSTA October 2018 Journal Article and Symbol Study: Must Theseus Kill The Minotaur? Coping With Destructive Aggressiveness in Sandplay Therapy

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We are very glad that Ms. Maria Kendler will be coming to Hong Kong to offer sandplay therapy training in November. We are going to study a journal article written by her: “Must Theseus Kill The Minotaur? Coping With Destructive Aggressiveness in Sandplay Therapy” in our next study group.

We will look at the meaning of the image of Minotaur-like scene in the sandplay process. In Greek myth, Minotaur, a monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man, was kept in the Labyrinth in Crete, feeding on human flesh until destroyed by Theseus. Seemingly, it was the scene of using violence to crucify violence. In her article, Maria raised the question that the killing of Minotaur would not bring an end to the cycle of destructiveness. In the sandplay process of a young child, she suggested alternate connections to resources other than rage and aggression, aimed to help the young child to step out of the spiral of destruction in his symbolic play. Additional case studies from the presenter will be used for illustration of the symbol Minotaur in the study group.

HKSTA October 2018 Study Group
Journal Article and Symbol Study: Must Theseus Kill The Minotaur? Coping With Destructive Aggressiveness in Sandplay Therapy
Presenter: Ruby Mui Kam Seung & Sally Chan Shook Yim
Date and time: November 5, Monday, 10am – 12noon
Venue: Room 301, 3/F., David House, 8-20 Nanking Street, Jordon, Kolwoon. (Next to Jordan MTR Station Exit B)

 

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HKSTA October 2018 Journal Article Study: Hidden from View: Concealing and Revealing in Sandplay Therapy

We are going to study the journal article”Hidden from View: Concealing and Revealing in Sandplay Therapy” by Debbie Mego in our October 2018 Study Group.
We will look at the meaning of what is hidden from view in the sand. It was suggested that concealment of objects, including objects that are hidden behind other objects in the sand tray may suggest an indication of a wounding theme. Furthermore, systematic attention to the various ways and sequences in which figures are hidden from view in the sand can lead to valuable infomation that can enhance the sandplay process. Additional case studies from the presenter will be used for illustration in the study group.

HKSTA October 2018 Study Group
Journal Article Study: Hidden from View: Concealing and Revealing in Sandplay TherapyPresenter: Gabie Cheung
Date and time: October 9, Tuesday, 7- 9 pm
Venue: Room 301, 3/F., David House, 8-20 Nanking Street, Jordon, Kolwoon. (Next to Jordan MTR Station Exit B)

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HKSTA November 2018 Sandplay Therapy Training by Maria Kendler from Switzerland

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Ms. Maria Kendler will be coming to Hong Kong in November to offer Sandplay Therapy Training. She will offer a two-day workshop on “Sandplay Therapy with Adolescents: The Search for Identity in an Imbalanced Field of Inner and Outer Change”, and a one-day supervision group. In her workshop, Maria will lead us to look at the search for identity during adolescence which includes the behavioral problems, inner work on parental complexes, the imbalance between conscious and unconscious, and the challenge of a new definition of the ego-complex, the question of (self-) destructiveness, aggression and depression. Also, she will lead us to explore how psychotherapy and sandplay therapy can support the young person with all these challenging dynamics.

During this visit, Maria’s schedule will be:
1. Workshop: November 10 & 11, 2018 (Saturday and Sunday) 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2. Supervision Groups: November 12, 2018 (Monday) 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

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HKSTA September 2018 Study Group: Book Study : “The Child” by Erich Neumann

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In September, we will have George Kwok to lead a book study on “The Child” by Erich Neumann. The unfinished work by Erich Neumann is one of his masterpieces in exploring the development of consciousness. In this study group, we would explore and discuss the first two chapters of the book, especially the essentiality of primal relationship on the development of the child / individual. Some sandtray images would be used to illustrate in order to facilitate the understanding. The details of this study group is listed below for your information:

September Study Group
Book study: “The Child” by Erich Neumann
Presenter: George Kwok
Date: September 6, Thursday 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Venue: The Progression Psychological Practice, Season Commercial Building, 5/F., 3 Humphreys Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

If you are interested to purchase the book, you may find it at : https://www.amazon.com/Child-Erich-Neumann/dp/0877735700/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1534219105&sr=8-1&keywords=the+child+erich+neumann&dpID=51nccUpfMlL&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch.

For learning more about Erich Neumann, you may find it at : https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/74468.Erich_Neumann

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

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Sandplay Therapy Training by Maria Kendler from Switzerland in November 2018 — please save the date

HKSTA has invited Ms. Maria Kendler from Switzerland to offer Sandplay Therapy Training workshop in November.

Title of the workshop: Sandplay Therapy with Adolescents: The Search for Identity in an Imbalanced Field of Inner and Outer Change
Date: 10 – 11 November, 2018 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Venue: Room 502, 3 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Contents of the workshop:
We will look at the search for identity during adolescence which includes the behavioral problems, inner work on parental complexes, the imbalance between conscious and unconscious, and the challenge of a new definition of the ego-complex, the question of (self-) destructiveness, aggression and depression and how psychotherapy and sandplay therapy can support the young person with all these challenging dynamics.

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.

Maria is an excellent teacher of sandplay therapy and please save the date.

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