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, and centuries.

Aladdin released in 2019 is an American live-action animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Guy Ritchie, from a script he co-wrote

with John August, it is a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1992 animated film of the same name, which itself is based on the eponymous tale from One Thousand and One Nights. The youngster, Aladdin unintentionally engaged in an adventure in which he is on a quest to find himself. The film follows the heroic journey identified by Campbell.

In this study group, we are going to accompany Aladdin to go through a series of stages, obstacles and rewards along his adventure through the lens of Campbell’s ‘hero journey’. Clinical materials of a lady whose daughter died of cancer will be presented to illustrate her quest to find herself.

Details:
Topic : The Heroic Journey of Aladdin: the Diamond in the Rough
Presenter: Brenda Koo (Private Practitioner, RSW, CT. Brenda mainly work with bereaved adults and children)
Date: February 25, 2021 (Thursday )
Time: 7:30-9:30pm
Venue: Webinar through Zoom
Language: Cantonese
 

Remark: Please watch the film Aladdin (2019) before joining this study group.

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

HKSTA workshop – The Five Ws, Part II in Sandplay Therapy Training

Warmest 2021 New Year greeting from HKSTA!

HKSTA will offer a training course in sandplay therapy for beginners in Mar 2021. We have offered this course since 2018 and have received remarkably positive feedback respectively. This course aims to provide the practical considerations and guidelines for mental health professionals who are at the beginning stage in using sandplay. The 5Ws, Part II in Sandplay Therapy Training is an experiential and interactive webinar workshop. We will be answering the five Ws questions such as “What are the therapeutic goals of Sandplay Therapy?”, “How to understand the client’s initial tray and why it is important?”, “What is the sensory experience in touch with dry and wet sand as well as the creation of mini-sandtray?”. Dr. Ruby Mui will be the course co-ordinator and the major facilitator of the course with the help of experienced professionals who have practiced sandplay therapy for an extended period of time. Experiential activities, small group discussion as well as case illustrations will be used throughout the course.

Course Title: The Five Ws, Part II in Sandplay Therapy Training
Course co-ordinator: Ruby Mui
Presenters: Ruby Mui, Berenice Lee & Teresa Kwok
Dates: 7/3, 14/3, 21/3, 28/3 2021 (4 classes)
Time: Sunday 9:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: Webinar through zoom

As places are limited, priority will be given to members of HKSTA. If you are interested to learn sandplay therapy, we would also like to invite you to join our association. 

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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, as well as determination and independence. When A boy who lost his father recently , how the symbol of tiger help him to transform during the sadnplay process ? Bobby will share a case where a young boy who lost his father made a series of tray by using Tiger.

Details:

Symbol: Tiger
Presenter: Bobby Fung (Marriage and Family Counselor, RSW.  Bobby works with children and family)
Date: January 28, 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00-9:00pm (online)
Language: Cantonese

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

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 as waking dream: in his 2016 paper “Sandplay as waking dream: Images hidden in the emotions” Capitolo looked into the concept of “waking dream thought” proposed by Wilfred Bion and the parallel translation of waking dream thoughts into sandplay.  We will also explore Michal Troudart’s 2020 paper “A closed letter and an open letter – On dreams and sandplay scenes”.  Jennifer will also share a recent case where a young boy shared a series of dreams.

Details:

Study Topic: Dreams and Sandplay
Presenter: Jennifer Wong (A counsellor and a part time assistant lecturer for the Master program in counselling of the University of Hong Kong)
Date: December 16 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:00-9:00pm (online)
Language: Cantonese

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

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 all about. Discussion will also include Pratibha Eastwood article “Resonance on Symbol Paper” in which she used “Leela, the divine play” as a metaphor for the process of writing a symbol paper.  

Jennifer and Kitty have recently completed their writing on one of their symbol papers. They will share their journey and struggles in writing their symbol paper with us at the meeting as well.  All are welcome to share their experience and to cheer for each other in our pursuit.

Jennifer works as a counsellor and is also a part time assistant lecturer for the Master program in counselling of the University of Hong Kong. She presented the symbol “Gargoyles” in our January 2018 study group and led an article study in January 2019.  Kitty has been practicing as a professional counsellor in private practice for over ten years. She presented the symbol “Witch” in October 2019 and the symbol “Sakura” in September 2020 for HKSTA Study Group.

Details:

Study Topic: Writing a Symbol Paper
Presenter: Jennifer Wong and Kitty Liu
Date: 16 November 2020 (Monday)
Time: 7:00-9:00pm (online)
Language: Cantonese

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