This study has been analyzed the case of a male adolescent having trauma of sexual assault from his biological father in his early stage of development. It has been investigated that incest sexual assault had especially influenced toward the masculinity of a male adolescent having trauma. Sand play therapy has proceeded for two & half years and the patient has built 18 sand boxes out of 97 sessions. 64th session was family session with the father of the patient and 73rd to 76th sessions were family ones with the mother of the patient. This research has been through analyzing 11 meaningful sand boxes out of 18 and introduced the significant dreams of the patient. By this process, sand play therapy has proved its outstanding process so to reveal, disclose, and heal the suppressed in-depth unconscious.
This study performed a sandplay therapy targeting Korean-chinese children who have ever experienced the separation with their parents to analyze its effect. 6 sessions of sandplay therapy program were conducted to 8 children residing in Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture who have experienced the separation with their parents for more than one year. To verify the effectiveness, Parent-child communication scale was conducted before and after the sandplay therapy to experimental group and waiting group, each one session of parent-child inter communication was conducted before and after the program respectively for qualitative analysis, and the individual interview was conducted to parents and children after total program. As a result of this study, the communication between children who have experienced the separation with their parents and Korean-chinese parents has been improved meaningfully, as a result of qualitative analysis, the program has brought the change in the expression and improvement awareness of children’s communication. In conclusion, the sandplay therapy has brought the improvement of communication between children and parents.
On April 25, 2015 Nepal suffered a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people and left hundreds of thousands vulnerable. Three months later, in July the Korean Society of Sandplay Therapy and Namseoul University provided sandplay therapy to children in the city of Bhaktapur. They provided sandplay therapy to the children in a free and protected place to help prevent them from developing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In the first therapy session, the clients created fearful, chaotic, and disorganized scenes with images of buried houses and frightened people, while in the last session images of snakes, Hindu gods, and fairies appeared. This paper will describe in detail two clients’ images to understand the religious context. The purpose of this paper is: to identify children’s problems, behavior changes after the earthquake, to seek the healing process through the images seen during the sandplay therapy, and to understand how these images are related to religious belief in order to help the client to feel better.
This study applied sandplay therapy to mothers with disabled children and had them express emotions suppressed while rearing their children, thereby intending to improve their power to cope with stress through internal reinforcement that may relieve psychological recession. In order to verify the above study issues, 28 mothers were selected as subjects and equally divided into an experimental group and a control group. The experimental group received sandplay therapy for 40 minutes once per week, for a total of 10 weeks, and a test on the scale of depression and stress from child rearing was conducted prior to and after each session of sandplay therapy. The results of this study showed that sandplay therapy was effective in decreasing depression and stress from child rearing in mothers with disabled children. This study’s results are considered to provide basic data that can be utilized as a psychological therapeutic approach for seeking the stability of depressed ego resulting from depression and stress in mothers with disabled children, and also improvement in the quality of care of disabled children.
This study examined the symbolism of candlelight that is frequently observed in sand pictures. Candlelight represents light in the darkness of life, bright future, vitality of sun, or uncertainty and evanescence of life that can easily vanish. Birth and death of human being is compared to creation and extinction of candlelight. Candlelight that is lit at deathbed breaks darkness of death and it symbolizes the light in afterlife. As for the existing method of candlelight, it reveals its nature by burning itself. Hence, candle, which completes its existence through an encounter with flame, is an important symbol that shows birth, death, resurrection, and holiness. This study examined the symbolism of ‘candlelight’ from an aspect of analytical psychology by dividing into ‘Temenos’ as a holy protective space, ‘Initiation’ to death that is encountered at the process toward regeneration, and ‘Consciousness’ that naturally begins a noble evolution by converting unconscious characteristics of Self to be conscious. The paper analyzed the symbolism of candlelight by examining the sand pictures of client.