Journal of Symbols & Sandplay Therapy 2021 KCI Impact Factor : 0.76

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pISSN : 2093-9728 / eISSN : 2234-0556
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2021, Vol.12, No.2

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    Integration of Psyche and Matter and Sandplay Therapy in the Era of Pandemic (Mask, Tal)

    Mikyung Jang | 2021, 12(2) | pp.23~64 | number of Cited : 0
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    In this paper, the symbolic meaning of the pandemic and the role of the sandplay therapist in integration of psyche and matter were attempted to be understood from an analytical psychology perspective. Traditionally, in Korean culture, when an epidemic spreads, mask dance plays such as Byeolshin Tal Chum Gut Nori which means shamanistic mask dance play and rituals were offered to appease the gods who brought the epidemic, leaving minimal damage and waiting for the god to pass. In that sense, the expression ‘byeolshin’ refers to both a god and a contagious disease called smallpox. The use of mask, tal in these shamanistic mask dance plays and rituals are related to the meaning of ‘mask’. Mask in Korean means mask, but it is also a word that means diseases, problems, breakdowns, shortcomings, difficulties, etc. Also, playing is an interesting part, which means that play has a healing effect and is a way to appease the archetypal fears and anxieties caused by the divine plague. Just as our traditional culture did, in the era of the corona pandemic (mask, mask), sandplay therapists are in a time and situational position to play a role in making clients realize that matter and psyche or spirit, that is, external things are internal projections. This is because sandplay therapy is a play and a ritual, and it is a symbolic and healing approach that allows each person to meet their inner ‘god’, that is, their true Self. This process must occur first in the therapist, and only the therapist who has experienced such a process can understand the client's process in terms of the archetypal transference-countertransference relationship. Also, it was tried to explain the archetypal fear of the pandemic by linking it with the personal complex, and the symbol of the pandemic that appears in sandplay therapy was presented along with the symbols of earthquake disaster in Nepal.
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    Intervention Study on Self-esteem Level of Primary School Students with Sand Play Therapy

    Meiyu Cui , Longnan Jin , Yuanrong Jin | 2021, 12(2) | pp.65~144 | number of Cited : 0
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    Self-esteem is the overall feeling of individual self ability and self-worth, which is one of the important contents of psychological research. Good self-esteem not only improves students' self-confidence and achievement behavior, but also improves students' learning ability and social ability, and promotes the development of students' physical and mental health.Primary school is an important period for the development of self-esteem level. In this study, four subjects were selected to conduct ten sand play therapy intervention based on the principle of voluntary behavior of primary school students and the test results of students' self-esteem level. The results showed that there were significant differences between the test results before and after the test.In order to verify the effectiveness of sand play therapy in the intervention of self-esteem level, four subjects were followed up after 3 months.The conclusion is that the sand play therapy has a good intervention effect on the self-esteem level of primary school students.
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    Auto-ethnography of Self-growth Stories for the Individuation of School Counselors (Professional Teacher-counselors and Professional counselors) Who Are Suffering from ‘between’ -Based on Insight in Sandplay Therapy and Dream analysis-

    Jin Kim , Hyun Jung Shin , Minji Kim and 9 other persons | 2021, 12(2) | pp.145~201 | number of Cited : 0
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    This article aims to provide auto-ethnography for self-growth and individuation through the experience of applying sandplay therapy to school counseling of 11 professional teacher-counselors and professional school counselors, changes in the counseling effect, and the counselors’ own sandplay therapy and dream symbol analysis. The auto-ethnographical research has mainly been about the experiences of one or two researcher(s)-participant(s), but in this study, 11 researchers-participants participated in the study to express and inform their common experiences in school counseling. The researcher-participants have experience of school counseling from 2 years and 5 months to 11 years and 5 months, and they are all female counselors. Research data include dreams and dream associations, sandplay pictures and association about sandplay pictures, related life events and experiences, contemplation, recollection, insights, observations of researchers/research participants, sharings by group SNS, individual interviews have been used. The four common themes are found: 1. dreaming of becoming school teacher-counselor/school counselor, 2. frustration: self-blame and resentment, 3. searching for breakthrough: finding identity, 4. accepting incompleteness, which is still in progress. Among them, searching for breakthrough: finding identity has two sub-themes: sandplay and dream: encounter with the inner world and wrestling with regrets for children.