Here we are, midway into the five week series about my beloved sand tray therapy. To recap, we have learned that sand tray is NOT
- Just playing in the sand
- Just for kids
To solider on, I will continue to bust some more of those ill-conceived notions about sand tray therapy.
- Sand tray therapy is expensive to use
This is FALSE!
Sand tray therapy does have several different components. However, obtaining these materials does not have to be something that is going to set back your therapy budget by months. Below are the basic materials required and how you can obtain them on using some smart, money-saving tips.
Budget friendly alternative- Buy a clear storage box and paint the inside with blue marine paint (to repel water)
Budget friendly alternative– Toys R Us has play sand made to be used with kids. It is a safe, non-toxic alternative to some of the more expensive processed sands
Budget friendly alternative– Shop around! You can pay big bucks for a sand tray starter kit from a specialty website, but it’s more cost effective to rummage around through bins at dollar stores, garage sales, good will, flea markets,and even your own kid’s castaways.
Remember, be creative!
What may look like two random ducks sitting together may be your client’s interpretation of his or her marriage.
Last of all, do not stress about not having enough miniatures for your collection. The brain will find what it needs to express itself with whatever you have, no matter how limited your budget constrains may be.
Do you have any good money-saving tips for those investing in sand tray materials? I’m always on the look out for fresh ideas from those working within this method. Please share any ideas or areas of useful resources!