Jung - his association with, and influence on, Sandplay and Symbol Work

A presentation by Gloria Vitkunas

 

Thursday, September 7, 2017 7.30-9.30pm
The Quaker House, 10 Hampson Street
Kelvin Grove (park on Prospect Terrace)
Members and Concession: $10,                         Non-members $15

 

Sandplay and Symbol Work engages a range of processes to bypass the logical mind and tap into that world we cannot seem to comprehend consciously.  This experiential and holistic way of working involves more than talking about the problem. It allows the individual to engage with their distress in a compassionate, supportive and safe space. 

Often the hands know how to solve a riddle with which the intellect has wrestled in vain.  C G Jung

Often the hands know how to solve a riddle with which the intellect has wrestled in vain.  C G Jung

Sandplay is hands on psychological work. The hands guide the sand and selection of symbols that may be both personal and archetypal, allowing you into layers of experience that are pre-verbal or in the unconscious or trans-personal realms.

Developed by Swiss Jungian Analyst Dora Kalff, the simplicity and depth of sandplay and symbol work provides an opportunity for contact with the symbolic world out of which comes unexpected insights, awareness and ultimately healing. This talk will be an introduction to some of the key principles underlying this work, examples will be discussed and you will discover the hidden depths of this symbolic work.

Gloria Vitkunas has been working for more than 25 years in learning, education, guidance and counselling. Her methods combine Jungian & Gestalt theory with her knowledge of psychological development from birth to the end of life. 
She has been influenced by her training with Ruth Ammann (Jungian psychologist & sandplay therapist), Mark Pearson and Helen Wilson (Expressive Therapy counsellors), Russell Withers (Interactive Drawing therapist) and Eric Kiernan (Voice Dialogue therapist).  Gloria is currently working in Queensland schools in Guidance and Counselling and private practice facilitates counselling workshops. She is also training in the Feldenkrais Method.