Sandtray is a powerful technique in counseling. It accesses information from the emotional and creative center of the brain by having the client place miniatures (small items of various types) in a tray of sand. Then, teen and adult clients use their rational and logical part of the brain to describe what the miniatures mean to them (or what they might represent). I wrote a blog post about one of my personal Sandtrays that might be helpful for you to understand a bit more. Check that out here.
I completed a certification process with Southern Sandtray Institute in October of 2017. Completing that process certifies me as a Registered Integrative Sandtray Therapist. In short, what that means to you, I have advanced training on various techniques, I do my own Sandtrays for personal growth, and I get excited for my clients to do Sandtray in their sessions!