HKSTA The Five Ws in Sandplay Therapy Training 2019

HKSTA will offer a training course in sandplay therapy for beginners from Feburary to Mar 2019.  We have offered this course in early 2018 and has received remarkably positive feedback.  This course will provide the practical considerations and guidelines for mental health professionals who are at the beginning stage in using sandplay therapy with clients and cases illustration will be used throughout the course.  We will be answering the five Ws questions such as “What are main considerations in displaying sandplay miniatures?”, “Where can you find figurines and sand trays in shops and online?”, “Who will benefit most from sandplay therapy?”, “When is the appropriate time to start sandplay therapy with clients?” as well as “How to understand the client from the tray?”.  Dr. Ruby Mui will be the course co-ordinator and the major teacher of the course with the help of three other experienced professionals who have practiced sandplay therapy for an extended period of time.
 
Course Title: The Five Ws in Sandplay Therapy Training 
Course co-ordinator: Ruby Mui
Presenters: Sally Chan, Bobby Fung & May Lui
Dates: 18/2, 25/2, 4/3, 11/3, 18/3, 25/3, 2019 (6 classes)
Time: Monday 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: 9/F., Breakthrough Centre, 191, Woosung St., Jordan, Kowloon.
Advertisements
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

HKSTA December 2018 Study Group: Symbol study – Medusa

WhatsApp Image 2018-11-16 at 12.10.10 PM

We will continue our exploration of Greek Mythology in our upcoming December Study Group. In November study group, we had confronted the minotaur, and this month we are going to encounter the dangerous beauty – Medusa.
In Greek mythology, Medusa was a monster generally depicted as a winged human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Those who looked at her face would turn into stone. The image of Medusa particularly her head is commonly found through ancient artwork to modern popular culture such as the symbol of Versace (high-end fashion).
In order to learn more about this image, we are going to look into the classical myth of Medusa and the meanings associated with it. Sandplay case will be used for illustration.

December Study Group
Symbol study: Medusa
Presenter: Brenda Koo
Date: 13 December, 2018 Thursday 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Venue: Room 301, 3/F., David House, 8-20 Nanking Street, Jordon, Kolwoon.

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

Posted in Study Group | Leave a comment

ISST Congress 2019

WhatsApp Image 2018-10-24 at 11.13.23 AM

Image | Posted on by | Leave a comment

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

WhatsApp Image 2018-10-19 at 2.56.22 PM

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)

 

Posted in Study Group | 1 Comment

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)

Posted in Study Group | Leave a comment

HKSTA November 2018 Sandplay Therapy Training by Maria Kendler from Switzerland

Maria Kendler

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.

 

Posted in Supervision Group, Workshop | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Sept 18 - The Child

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.

Posted in Study Group | Tagged | Leave a comment