Taylor has one of the
largest collections of sand tray miniatures in the USA. An amazing
variety of human figures, objects, animals and settings help the client
to express a wide range of symbolic ideas and emotional states.
Part of the
The same figure can
represent very different things to different clients.
(sometimesw called Sandplay) is a creative approach to helping clients
and children) work through
personal issues or explore their own psychology. It does not require
artistic skill, just the basic creative urge that every person
In the sandtray process, a client chooses miniature items from a large
collection and arranges them in a tray of moldable sand to create what
is called “a world.” When the world is complete, it will express
symbolic meanings and relationships that reflect the client's concerns
and values, many of which he or she may not have been aware of.
Clients may or may not want to talk about what they have created, but
working in the sand promotes healing and awareness whether the work is
discussed or not. The “worlds” are often photographed, making it
possible to compare the client's progress over time.
The client's choices and positioning of miniatures
helps him to access meanings and solutions that he was not aware of