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HKSTA Study Group May 2021

Healing and personal transformation are the sine qua non of therapy. In Sandplay therapy, healing occurs with the strengthening of the ego-Self axis in the process of individuation, while transformation is evidenced by an expansion of consciousness and personal world view (Ammann, … Continue reading

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HKSTA Study Group April 2021

Fox is a paradoxical kind of animals, which is not only cute and clever but also cunning and cruel. Fox is not as powerful as big cats. Nevertheless, it is no doubt relatively more intelligent among animals. Due to its … Continue reading

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HKSTA Study Group March 2021

Are you aware of the character Genie in the Walt Disney film of Aladdin? We will explore on the psychological dimensions of the story to better understand Genie on both of his opposite aspects that involve “the trickster” and “the … Continue reading

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HKSTA Study Group February 2021

Joseph Campbell, the acclaimed American mythology academic and famous author postulates that the ‘hero’s journey’ motif or monomyth which he identifies has been present in all cultures and times. The same hero wearing different mask appears throughout mythology, religious, literatures, … Continue reading

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HKSTA Study Group January 2021

In this study group, we shall look into the symbol of Tiger .  Animal represent a lot of different meaning in Sandplay , A Tiger , the king of the Jungle, Tiger is most commonly associated with strength and courage, … Continue reading

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HKSTA Study Group December 2020

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” Carl Jung. In this study group, we shall look into dreams and Sandplay.  David Capitolo looks at sandplay … Continue reading

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HKSTA Study Group November 2020

“So you have to write a symbol paper!”  This is the title of an article written by Barbara Weller in 1997. In this study group, Jennifer will lead us to look at Barbara’s view on what a symbol paper is … Continue reading

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HKSTA Study Group October 2020

Who will you think of when hearing the story of the “Sleeping Beauty” ? Is it Princess Aurora? Prince Philip? Or the evil fairy Maleficent?  Maleficent (黑魔后) is known for her curse to Princess Aurora and she is associated with … Continue reading

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HKSTA Study Group September 2020

The Japanese consider cherry blossom (さくらSakura桜 ) their national flower.  It is said to represent some kind of spirit and belief of the Japanese people.  Every year when the Spring season comes, from the South to the North of Japan, … Continue reading

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HKSTA Study Group August 2020

Trickster is perhaps one of the most important but paradoxical archetypes among us, from the old time as Hermes, Mercurius, and jester to modern days’ joker in popular movies. Jung writes of “his fondness for sly jokes and malicious pranks, … Continue reading

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