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The Spiritual Impulse in Sandplay Therapy:
Archetypes of Healing and Compassion –POSTPONED
October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrepaid Cost: $30 – $45
Presented by Jill Kaplan, M.A., M.F.T. — THIS PRESENTATION IS POSPTONED.
Dora Kalff, founder of sandplay, believed that the spiritual impulse is present in everyone and can be seen even in young children. This lecture will focus on archetypes of healing and compassion as they present themselves symbolically in sandplay work. Material will be presented on Buddhist archetypes of healing and compassion as these relate to Jung’s ideas of the transcendent function. Drawing on Vipassana and Zen meditation traditions, participants will be able to apply mindfulness practice to the practice of psychotherapy and in particular to sandplay work.
- Describe what is meant by Jung’s idea of the transcendent function;
- Give an example of how the transcendent function can be expressed symbolically through sandplay therapy;
- Describe how the techniques of mindfulness can be utilized in the context of psychotherapy, specifically in sandplay therapy;
- Give an example of a healing archetype and how it might manifest in a sand scene.
Jill Kaplan, M.A., M.F.T. has worked with children and families for over 40 years and holds masters’ degrees in early childhood education and counseling psychology. She is a certified sandplay therapist and teacher, and has also trained in relational psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She has practiced Zen meditation for over 25 years, and has been recognized as a teacher of Zen since 2013. She has published several articles in the Journal of Sandplay Therapy, several of them on Buddhism and sandplay therapy, and is currently book reviews editor of the Journal. Jill is a past president of the STA board of trustees. She works with children and adults in private practice in San Jose, California, and teaches and consults on sandplay nationally and internationally.