It finally happened ya'll - 2020 is behind us.
But, THIS is how I feel about 2021...
2020 was HARD ya'll, like it felt like we lived 10 lifetimes in the past 12 months and we're all just taking a deep breath HOPING that 2021 will be a little nicer to us all.
So with this edition, we're focusing on moving forward.
I'll be giving you info about some cool training opportunities, some helpful articles pertinent to all of us as therapists, and of course some nerdastic sandtray related finds and info.
Before we get to all of the purely sandtray related info, I'm sharing some important articles for all of us as therapists.
As vaccinations start rolling out across the world, we need to be ever more present about the effects of fear, trauma and class divisions in our society - and especially how this gets played out in the sandtray.
All of the these articles contain important info for all of us as therapists
- The Most Common Issues People Brought Up in Therapy in 2020 - The info in this article was not a big surprise to me but it was helpful to hear that others are struggling with knowing how to help clients and then just people in general are having a difficult time, even outside of the therapy office.
- Corona poses 'greatest thread to mental health since the second world war' - Leading psychiatrist in the UK discusses the impact on mental health even after the pandemic is reigned in for people everywhere. He is espousing what many of us feel in our bones - that this trauma will be felt for many generations
- Sandtray/sandplay therapy has made it to TikTok! Here's one of my favorite videos but I encourage you to browse around on the platform - the video linked above has over 250k likes! Go sand therapy!!
- On a lighter note, there's now a hotline for people to call, scream and hang up! It's a real number and you can visit the website to listen to others express their frustration through the phone. Hilarious!
Love free miniatures??
We've got a VERY cool contest starting today over in the FREE Facebook Group - The Sandtray Movement.
Community Manager, Nicole, will be explaining it all to you - how to win, what you can win and how to get the most out of what we have coming for you...
But what do we have coming up for you you ask??
We have a FREE training coming up January 24th in the FREE Facebook group - BUT you do need to sign up to win extra prizes, get your workbook, and make sure you are on the inside track with everything we have coming.
Here's the link to sign up ---> Sandtray Unmasked FREE Training
If you've ever been around for one of our free trainings, you know we give you lots of tools and have fun with all things sandtray (including cool giveways) inside our FREE group - so make sure you stay tuned.
Oh - and one more thing with the FREE training - I'm working on it RIGHT NOW and I need YOUR feedback to make sure I deliver what each of you need so if you have a minute pop over to Facebook and cast your vote about what you need MOST with this FREE training.
Here's the link ---> https://www.facebook.com/groups/sandtraymovement/announcements
Maybe you're new around here and aren't sure what 'The Suite Life' is....
....it's our members-only online membership program called the Sandtray Suite.
Here at Southern Sandtray, we have the world's ONLY membership program just for sandtray therapists.
The latest that's happening in the Suite life??
Our Jan 2021 box shipped early and has already landed at many doorsteps across the globe!
Now I can't tell you what the theme was for the miniature box for Jan but it was very timely, I'll say that - and honestly, one of my favorite boxes ever!
Now what I can do is to share with you some of our past boxes...
The Sandtray Suite PLUS boxes are just a bonus to all of the other cool stuff we have going on inside the Sandtray Suite.
Coming up this month, we're learning all about couples in the sandtray and next month will be featuring using IFS to amplify your sandtray work.
And yes - all this great community from the comfort of your own mask-free home!
Think this sounds cool and want in?
Good news- we're opening enrollment THIS MONTH for Sandtray Suite (we only open twice a year so you gotten get in while you can)
Stay tuned for more info!
One more thing - those folks in the Sandtray Suite call each other #roomies so if you see that hashtag around that's what it's all about:)
One more thing about trainings - and I'm including this again because you all are requesting this info 🙂
ICST Trainings + Sandtray Suite open enrollment happening January 24, 2021.
We only open enrollment for our ICST trainings once a year and only twice for the online membership program, The Sandtray Suite.
For the ICST program (where you complete training for your sandtray credential), we only have 10 spots each for the 2 cohorts opening on the 24th.
The dates for the in-person portion of the training are
May 12-16, 2021 (Levels 1 & 2)
November 10-14, 2021 (Levels 3 & 4)
June 9-13, 2021 (Levels 1 and 2)
December 1-6, 2021 (Levels 3 and 4)
Again, we'll be opening enrollment on January 24, 2021 for the two cohorts.
Prices include 2 meals per day and lodging + ALL the sandtray trainings and extra stuff.
To check out even more about all the details click below
Alright, that's it for now!
As always, please reach out to us with any questions by simply REPLYING to this email (and yes we do answer each one so know that you're important!)
Hopefully, I'll see you on the 24th during the FREE live training happening the Sandtray Movement Facebook group.
See you on the inside,
P.S. We have some brand new AMAZING miniatures over at www.miniaturemadness.shop
See if you can tell which is my absolute FAVORITE in the New Miniature section (the hint is in the description) and order one (or two) for yourself!