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2016, Vol.7, No.1

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    The Phenomenological Research on Experiencing the Stillpoint in Sandplay Therapy

    부정민 , 강규숙 | 2016, 7(1) | pp.1~30 | number of Cited : 3
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    This study is a qualitative study of how the stillpoint might be experienced in sandplay therapy. we selected Van Manen’s categories for phenomenological questions and reflections: lived space, lived time, lived relations, and lived body. We added an additional categories because of their importance in psychotherapy: lived emotions. We understood the lived body was 1) stillness, 2) Tears filling the clients’ eyes; Lived time was 1) Intersection of the past, the present, and the future, 2) Kairos time; Lived space was 1) Temenos within the temenos, 2) Space of the beginning; Lived relations were 1)Worldly relations, in terms of symbolic experiences, 2) Recognition of a different aspect of self in the inner world, 3) Spiritual relations; lived emotions were 1) Catharsis, 2) Divinity. In addition, We understood the essential meaning of the stillpoint was flow and Transcendence.
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    Effect of Group Sandplay Therapy to be Addicted Youth’s addiction Levels and Anxiety

    Ji-Hwan Shin , Jang, MiKyung | 2016, 7(1) | pp.31~45 | number of Cited : 6
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    Smartphones addiction Scale of young people is increasing rapidly with the proliferation of smartphones. They have appeared, such as depression and inquietude and etc. In This research I was selected 16 middle school students as control Group and experimental Group and I was selected 16people on same method and I conducted a survey of thier addiction levels and depression and inquietude. The results obtained is summarized contents by enforcing Group sandplay therapy while 10 weeks. First. In the statistics showed positively when I compare to before and after afterward I enforced Group sandplay therapy, their addiction levels were decreased Second. In the statistics showed positively when I compare to before and after afterward I enforced Group sandplay therapy, their depressions were decreased Third. In the statistics showed positively when I compare to before and after afterward I enforced Group sandplay therapy, their inquietude’s Scales were decreased. Fourth. As time goes by, they objectively think back themselves and they try to conclude a relationship themselves also they Re-defined their emotions as a result, their addiction of smartphones, depressions and inquietudes are Reduced Effectively.
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    Millstone: The Creation of a New Coalescence Consciousness of Opposites

    Yoo Se Yeon | 2016, 7(1) | pp.47~64 | number of Cited : 6
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    This study is about the symbolism of Millstone appeared in psychotherapy like sand play therapy with symbol work. Symbols not only deliver meanings but also have numinous power, which produces transformation through powerful energy from emotional experience. Symbols help human’s mentality develop by compromising opposites which cause conflict. This study is to examine the characteristic of Millstone in human history and the symbolic meaning which appears in mythology and tales and alchemy, and to explain universal and cultural meaning of millstone connected to psychological symbolism. Millstone represents pain through sacrifice of grain, death and the creation of new consciousness as a symbol of the rebirth. Also, it explains the circulation of original nature as a symbol of destiny to overcome by the integration of anima and animus. The millstone described as the symbol of Self in the marriage of mythology represents the coniunctio oppositorum between men and women, a combination of yin and yang. It is the symbol of wholeness integrating conscious and unconscious. Through this study, we consider that millstone is the psychic center of the ego- Self axis and the individuation in the psychotherapy is the process of unceasing transformation of one’s whole personality which experiences the process of balancing, regulating and unifying. Consequently, millstone functions as symbolic intermediation that leads to the center of one’s whole psyche.
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    The Effects of Sandplay Therapy on Anxiety and Defense Style of Mother of Disabled Children.

    Jin Hee Lee , Mee-Ra Kowen | 2016, 7(1) | pp.65~80 | number of Cited : 2
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    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of sandplay therapy for the major psychological problem about the anxiety and the defense style for reducing anxiety of the mother of disabled children. This study aims to find positive influence the relationship between the disabled children and their mothers to help the psychological stability and to find the personal self-esteem of the mothers. The sandplay therapy is effective to reduce the self-inhibitory defense style of the mother of disabled children. The level of the self-inhibitory defense style of the experimental group becomes lower after the sandplay therapy and it shows the significant statistic difference. To reflect the result of this study, the sandplay verifies to reduce the anxiety of the mother of disabled children and it shows the increasing the adaptive defense style. Also, this study verifies the sandplay therapy is effective to reduce the negative maladaptive defense style.
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    Image Experiences in Sandplay Therapy in Adolescents Living in Welfare Facilities who Suffered Nepal Earthquake

    Leesehwa , Prakash Shahi | 2016, 7(1) | pp.81~96 | number of Cited : 4
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    Trauma from natural disasters such as the earthquake affected people who have an especially adverse effect on adolescents living in welfare facilities, they suffer psychological distress and post-traumatic stress. This study analyzes the symbols, verbal and non-verbal expression expressed during sandplay therapy for adolescent who suffered the Nepal earthquake and living in welfare facilities. In April 2015, 9 months after the great earthquake in Nepal, sandplay therapy were provided to 18 adolescents living in welfare facilities in the Kathmandu, under the consent of the care-giver, records from three adolescents were provided. The sandplay therapy was conducted one-on-one between a patient and a therapist, for 45-minute each three sessions over 10 days. Sandplay therapy takes a Dora Kalff's approach where a safe and protected environment is provided in a non-directive, non-structured approach. There five themes were commonly found in treatment sessions: Safety and protection, peaceful garden, scene of risk or earthquake, God who is related to everything, and the future of life and independence. In at least two sessions, they have made pictures of direct verbal expression and scene of risk or earthquake, and simultaneously expressed religious image of Buddha or Shiva. Additionally, they decorated a garden praying for paradise or expressed this verbally.