If you're anything like me, your inbox was crazy packed yesterday with Cyber Monday madness...
TBH, if I had gotten one more notification, no matter how amazing the deal, I was gonna scream.
That's why we are bringing your the VERY FIRST edition of The Sandtray Ally a day later than planned, and we are SO stinkin' excited!!
This bi-monthly newsletter is a project that is near and dear to our hearts, as we want to bring you the kind of sandtray content we would want in our inboxes.
From now on, you'll receive this handy-dandy resource on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, and it'll be filled with TONS of goodies and actionable content you can use in your daily sandtray practice!
I know you all are super busy people, so let's get into it, shall we?!
Insider Information: What's all the Hype About Gratitude?!
With it being the holiday season, we hear a lot about gratitude and being thankful...
But what is gratitude and why does it matter?
Gratitude is more than just being thankful, in a generic sense. It is a deliberate shift in mindset, a choice to seek out and acknowledge the good in the world and in one's life.
When practiced, gratitude can
- help stave of negative emotions such as depression and anxiety
- help individuals be more mentally flexible and cope with daily stress more effectively
- improve self-esteem and feelings of self-worth
- and can enrich interpersonal relationships and connection with those around us
This is powerful stuff...
Now imagine harnessing that power and utilizing it to foster growth and resiliency with your clients IN THE SANDTRAY!
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The Wishing Well - This mini gets utilized a ton when exploring future orientation, and can represent hopes, dreams, personal or professional aspirations, and potential opportunities. Wishing wells, like this one, can be found at Hobby Lobby or an online retailer such as.
The Chalice is most often utilized to represent abundance. Clients may use this miniature to highlight personal strengths, success, or areas in which they feel especially fortunate.This goblet was purchased from (and bonus, it was only $1, SCORE!!!).
The Flowered Path - You can never have enough different types of paths in your miniature arsenal. This particular mini typically represents growth and optimism about the client's current path, journey, or future. This beauty can be found in the fairy garden section of Hobby Lobby. This is a heavier, more fragile piece, so it may be more beneficial to use with older clients.
Treats for Your Therapy Toolbox
Need ideas for helping your clients cultivate a gratitude mindset? We've created a FREE printable with ready-to-use directives to help reach that attitude of gratitude!
Alright, that's all we've got for you today!
We hope you enjoyed the first edition, and make sure to let us know what you think.
Reply to this email if you've got some feedback, we'd love to hear from you!
See y'all in two weeks,
- The Southern Sandtray Team