The sand tray technique draws a lot on Jungian theory and works on the assumption that whilst making a world in a sand tray, the hands can build a bridge between our inner world and the external world.
'The fact that the hands can give shape to the powers active in the unconscious, that they can connect the inner and the outer, spirit and matter, is the reason for using sand play as therapy...In the protected frame of the sand tray which holds the unfolding events...the analysand shapes with dry or moistened sand and many available small figures his personal world as it is constellated at that time.'
You or your child can re-create in the sand tray, events and situations from the past and present and may also explore possibilities for the future, fight battles or express fantasies.
Sand tray work can be a powerful way for people to manifest their inner reality. They may be more able to gain an understanding of their inner world by directly viewing the scene they've created in the sand tray and by hearing feedback from me.