From helplessness to self-mastery. Chronicles of school injuries. Sandplay-Session 5 of 10
Note to readers:
The method of sand therapy is effective in the short time, because in the long term. This article was published with the consent of the client, and is a logical continuation of article "From helplessness to self-mastery. The Chronicles of school injuries in 10 sandplay-sessions. Session 1-2". In the context of Article sandy understanding the events of the fifth session can be made difficult. Recommended consistent familiarity with the material.
Sandbox number 5:
The first battle with the birds.
5 stage of Veynribu: The emergence of a new "I" and the escalation of the conflict between the masculine and feminine aspects of the individual.
Title: Attack of birds at the candles. The battle with the birds.
5.1. Start as usual: "Now build a house for the Beetle!". Maxim sand in anticipation of events, in a good mood, energetic collected. It argues that the living Beetle very lucky to arrive here.
* The appearance of the Ship (Ship is widely regarded as a symbol of travel and also the flow of life): No, he is not ready on the shore to sail (the rejection of my version), he sailed the ship!
Under the Stag Beetle Centipede hiding - got stronger ego was the support and protection for vulnerable sub-personalities. Interesting new Spider is also settled in the castle: the capacity for partnership and interaction grows. Max decides to light a candle. Fire and candles as a symbol: "Respect for the" life-giving fire ", especially after his" taming ", along with the development of civilization manifested in the ancient rites of torchlight processions and kindling fires at the equinoxes (note that there was a fifth session - exactly the middle of therapy process ). Even today, there is a custom to decorate banquet tables with candles, despite the presence of electric lighting.
5.2. The emergence of new figures - Deer sunrise symbol of light, purity and renewal. The deer are also seen as miraculous messengers and guides, pointing to the heroes of the way to their goal. Deer in the tale of the Snow Queen escorts Gerda.
Ignition of the third candle ... Enjoying the elements of fire and a cozy atmosphere. Most Maxim yard like spiders, orb with snow and candles.
5.3. Birds want to eat all the spiders, put out the fire, so the spiders could not see them, and eat them! That is just blinded subpersonalities can undergo absorption, annihilation. And evil does not want to be seen. It comes awareness of danger dive into the darkness (unconsciousness). Where this beetle Klopets? Here we have this happening! Birds flap their wings tired, worn out and surrendered.
5.4. While the birds are preparing to attack again, there is a thorough preparation for the defense. There are towers, tanks, machine guns, friendly predators. Pouring water in the lakes near the candles. Rhino takes place at the head of the troops. Rhino represents the unbridled force of rage and is known as a Chinese symbol of good luck, in a strange way connected with the study. Birds battle began with candles! Meaning: The external circumstances should not destroy the warm hearth, home of the soul.
There was successful Exit to step Battle. Meeting with a huge army of its internal forces. During the game, Maxim got carried away and did not want the loss of birds as manifested inner child conflict. After Birds represent not only a threat from the outside, but the structure of his own psyche. To fight is necessary first of all to himself, as well as a clear position on ourselves in the world yet only formed, then an unambiguous commitment to those or other values too early to say. Nevertheless, a sense of security and self-esteem increase, opening up new deep reserves. Family spiders, lakes, Christmas snow, the dog with the fire - all symbols of the values that can not be given without resistance, and at the same time they are also the source of strength.