This is you wondering when I'm going to get to the sandtray stuff.
I know, I know, it's called the Sandtray Ally FOR A REASON.
So not to leave you hanging, I have a challenge for YOU in the sandtray.
Since we know that the past 18 months have left ALL of us exhausted and at 'surge capacity,' we've all got to get better at self-care and even taking time off (gasp!)
Studies and articles like the this one linked here ----->
Why Taking Vacation Time Could Save Your Life
note the importance and impact of how taking a vacation or even just time away can literally lengthen your life.
So here's your challenge:
Create your own sandtray with this directive:
Draw a line down the middle of the tray. On one side, place miniatures with all the things that you feeling are KEEPING you from taking time away - for a day, night or even a long vacation. Is it time? Money? Shoulds? Put it all in there.
Then on the other side, make a world about what it would FEEL like if you were able to rest, connect, and recharge. What's the imagined benefits? Who would be there? What would life be like after?
Again, just like the first side, place all the things that come up for you as you sit in the 'what if' state of REST.
Now, because I love sandtray and love treating all of you, I want to give you a chance to win a $100 gift card from Miniature Madness just for completing this challenge.
To enter to win the gift card:
1. Create a sandtray using the directive indicated above and take a picture
2. . Look for the image in the FREE Facebook Group The Sandtray Movement that looks like this
3. Post your picture of your self-care challenge sandtray in the group by midnight Thursday, September 23rd.
4. Check the FREE Facebook group, The Sandtray Movement, Friday September 24th to see if you won the $100 gift card. We will randomly choose a winner from all the trays you post under the picture posted above.
P.S. You MAY get bonus points for telling us about your tray in the post as well!
So here we are, at the end of this edition of the Sandtray Ally, and you're like 'Ok, Amy, what's the solution you've been hinting at this whole freaking time??"
The 3rd Annual Sandtray Summit- Online Experience!!
This event is happening VIRTUAL this year (thanks Delta variant), BUT it's going to be jam-packed with amazing EXPERIENCES with like-minded PEOPLE who are also craving CONNECTIONS to fill their community-shaped hole as well.
We, at IAST, are working our socks off to knock YOURS off with this virtual experience.
In fact, all the board members of IAST are traveling to Arkansas to pack swag boxes for our first 300 attendees (and ya'll - we've taken these swag boxes TO THE NEXT LEVEL! I cannot wait for our attendees to gush with glee and excitement over all the things and surprises!)
But, maybe you're wondering, is it really for me?
Of course, I'm biased, but the answer is YES.
But - what is the Sandtray Summit you ask?
It's a virtual 2 day event where you get to learn from therapists just like you who are changing the world one sandtray a time through using sandtray and...
-Internal Family Systems
-And even how to heal from/during a global pandemic.
So, connect with fellow sandtray nerds without a mask and without leaving the comfort of your couch.
Feel the feelings and get excited and connected as we gear up for another amazing Sandtray Summit featuring best-selling author Bessel van der Kolk!
Make sure you register for the Sandtray Summit ASAP so you can get on the list for a swag box and get that puppy mailed straight to your door!