Bollingen in Brisbane – Finding Self through Sand — Workshop

Bollingen in Brisbane – Finding Self through Sand — Workshop

Saturday, October 7, 2023 9:30am - 4pm
Venue: St Mary’s Anglican Church Hall,
455 Main St, Kangaroo Point, Q 4169
Admission: Members & Concession: $90 • Non-members: $110

Please bring a plate for shared lunch.

When Carl Jung sat on the shores of the lake at Bollingen, allowing himself to play with the sands and pebbles to construct imaginary worlds, he was not to know how this presaged a global group of soul-workers who would translate his analytical psychology through Sandplay.

Jung encouraged Dora Kalff to develop her Sandspiel, now called Sandplay Therapy, as a way of working in an analytic alliance with energies and image in the emergent elements of individuation.

In this one-day workshop participants will experience the power of Dora Kalff’s foundational work, in a non-confrontative manner. They will gain a comprehensive understanding of Kalff’s Sandplay Therapy, and the parameters of the growing global Sandplay international society. This Society, affiliated with IAAP, has now officially embraced Kalff’s Jungian heritage in Australia and New Zealand through STANZA, a new professional body of trained therapists. Heather Lesley-Swan, Teaching Member of ISST and Jungian analyst will co-present this workshop. Participants will see for themselves a full Sandplay Therapy case, presented by our former President, Marie Makinson, analyst and ISST Certified Sandplay Therapist. They will emerge with a deep understanding of the mysterium of which Jung spoke:

“Often the hands can solve a mystery the intellect has struggled with in vain”
CW 16, p.181