Working with sand allows the client the experience of becoming aware of issues which can be difficult to talk about or, at some level, are even unknown.
It is not always necessary to verbalise what is happening in the sand but the use of sand and symbolic figures help us to understand more deeply, in the sub-conscious and unconscious, long-held beliefs and habits - some of which no longer serve us well.
This technique is enormously helpful with adults and children.
While working with sand we can either place figures in the sand tray or simply move the sand about and when this task is done we will have a very special part of our self in front of us. This special part will be the long-held experiences which did not find a voice.
The therapist is the witness to this story.