Professional Self Care – ‘Treasures in the Sand’ Sandplay and Art Therapy Workshop 28th Oct 2023

This creative therapeutic and experiential workshop provides you with essential professional self-care whilst also learning techniques you can share with your clients.


Recognised professional development by the Australian Counselling Association ( ACA), this introduction to Sandplay therapy workshop, facilitated by Kerryn Knight – Sandplay Therapy Master Practitioner, Art Therapist and Clinical Counsellor allows you to witness and experience the power of sandplay to gain insight for yourself and learn how it can benefit your clients.

Sandplay is a wholistic approach to counselling and psychotherapy.

Sandplay is for all ages. Children love it and adults are amazed by its profound ability to get to the core and make meaning.

By using miniature objects that symbolically represent all aspects of life, you can display your inner world so it can be looked at from all angles revealing what underlies the current situation and gain a deeper understanding of issues and find solutions. Sandplay gets to the heart of the issue quickly and easily through bypassing the analytical mind and instead focusing on the ‘felt sense’ response to an issue.

Workshop Outline

This four-hour workshop will provide you with creative and experiential processes coupled with practical tools to use with clients of all ages.

This workshop will provide you with:

  • An opportunity for Your Essential professional Self Care through creative and experiential processes
  • Learn creative techniques for you to use with Clients
  • Sandplay Therapy Case Studies
  • ‘Must have’ list of Sandplay miniatures and their potential meaning
  • Sandplay Therapy processes for Children and Adults
  • Immerse yourself in an additional therapeutic Arts Therapy process designed for your professional self-care
  • Network with other professionals


Who Should Attend? These workshops are open for those who are seeking self-care, personal and professional development.  If you are a student or professional Art Therapist, Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Social Worker or Mental Health Worker this 4hour SELF CARE for PROFESSIONALS workshop is perfect to provide you with essential self-care, learn techniques to use with your clients and network with other professionals in a small group setting

Recognised by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), when attending this workshop you receive Professional Development points towards your annual OPD requirements.

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More about Self Care workshops with Kerryn Knight, Art Therapist, Counsellor & Supervisor:

As an added benefit of Kerryn’s SELF CARE Workshops…

Meditation , Guided Imagery & Art Making

Kerryn leads you on a journey through Meditation to relax the Mind and Body, followed by Creative Expression using the healing arts in various creative processes.  Kerryn includes a range of meditation techniques and topics to focus on including New Year’s resolutions; building your practice; letting go of old habits or simply just to connect with yourself and gain insight for personal and professional development.

Labyrinth & Sharing Circle

A Labyrinth,  symbolic spiral has been created as a mosaic in the Meditation & Healing Garden at  Kindred Art Space for you to walk along wearing or carrying your creative processes you have made during each workshop.   Labyrinth’s are designed for spiritual healing.  It helps ground the wisdom you have gained by the therapeutic processes of the Workshop and bring this into your daily life and practice.

Benefits of Meditation & The Healing Arts: 

Science and Research now supports the benefits of a daily 15 minute meditation and the benefits of Art Therapy to:

* release melatonin and serotonin into the body- the body’s natural calming and happiness hormones

* assist in the body’s natural rejuvenation process

* better control attention, manage emotions and assist with mindful decisions

* release mental and emotional blockages

* help bring balance and clarity to your day.