SandStory Training for Therapists - Now in July 3/4

This weekend course is open to qualified or nearly qualified therapists, whether or not you already use the sand in your clinical work.

It is a very gentle, fun and informative course in a beautiful barn on the outskirts of Cambridge. SandStory is the brainchild of Lara Kasza, and it 'bridges the gap' between the Jungian SandPlay method, and the more directive SandTray working. We look at the work of Margaret Lowenfeld and her World Technique, and show how SandStory builds on the theory, using five structured stages and five elements of sand, water, tray, symbols and presence. Most importantly, the course is experiential and fun! You will get to do some practical work in your own sandtray (all COVID friendly) and some storytelling to learn how to encourage your clients to 'tell their story in the sand'. 

Both days include a home cooked lunch and cake! 

On completion of two short assignments relating to the weekend and your clinical practice you will qualify as a SandStory Therapist and have 14 hours of CPD accredited by the International SandStory Association. We have a full refund and cancellation policy, and payment is £300 - and payment options / instalments are available to talk through, just let me know!

Enhance your clinical work - AND have an opportunity for some personal development!

Do contact me if you have any questions.

'The course was fun, informative and really enlightening. I can't wait to start using the sandtray with my clients!' (DM, from October 2020)

Tell me more!

If you are already experienced as a play therapist or counsellor, and you either are needing more ideas on the magic of sand, or whether you just want to enhance what you are already loving and doing, then this course will be for you. Based on existing theory, this new and content-rich SandStory Therapy®Weekend Workshop will enable you to to develop further and be even more effective in your clinical work.

'The training was both fun and enlightening! Thankyou - Emma - a wonderful weekend. I can't wait to use it with my clients. Great value for money.' S (from October 2020)

Day One


Connecting With The Sand

Theory Behind SandStory Therapy®

Demonstration and Experiential Practice

Differences Between The Theories

The 5 Elements of SandStory Therapy®

The Therapist's Role


Day Two

Story-telling in the Sandtray

Experiential Practice

The 5 Stages of SandStory Therapy®

SandStory Therapy® by Age Group - How Does It Work?

Signs and Symbols


Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the course?

It is in Abingdon, on the outskirts of Cambridge A beautiful countryside setting. There is accommodation nearby that we can recommend. Easy parking, and a lovely big space - very easy to social distance.

How much is the course?

The total price is £300 which includes lunch both days, refreshments, and all resources. There is an opportunity to pay in instalments - just contact me.

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at

Is it possible to pay in instalments?

Absolutely! Contact me for details!

What if I need to cancel

We understand that these are particularly uncertain times for embarking on new courses, and therefore we want to be as accommodating as possible regarding the flexibility of courses. The policy is that we ask for full payment due two weeks before the course. IF, however, we are advised by the government to cancel the course, then a full refund will be given or I will hope to offer future dates. Any other cancellation by the participant due to health or other reasons, then I would also hope to offer future dates, or a refund minus £50 admin fee. See full cancellation policy below: Cancellation policy: (Written according to the Consumer Contracts Regulation, 2013) Paying in instalments is possible and must be completed 2 weeks before the start date of the course. • Cancellation of a booking by the participant must be received in writing. • A non-refundable admin fee of £50 is always retained for non-attendance - except where the course is cancelled by Emma • Emma will endeavour to offer a space for a subsequent training date where a space is available and if this is not possible for the participant who is cancelling and if Emma is unable to find a replacement participant for the cancelled space then the following also applies: o 2 weeks before the course: 50% of the fee o Less than 2 weeks before the course: 100% of the fee • Should a participant withdraw from a course once the training has commenced there will be no return of the fee. • Refunds will be made using the same method of payment as used for purchasing within 14 days of the cancellation. • Should the training be cancelled by Emma, a full refund will be made if the proposed new dates do not suit the participant.

What about lunch and refreshments?

One of 'my' things is cooking! So I'm really happy to provide a yummy lunch on both days - you won't go hungry. I will also provide fruit, biscuits and cake to keep you going, and I will cater to your dietary requirements. Alternatively if you'd rather bring your own food, that's fine too!

Don't miss out
Enroll now - don't forget, you can pay in instalments. Just contact me!