SandStory Therapy® Training with Emma Moat

Emma Moat is a registered SandStory therapist and is returning to the Barn to run another training weekend.

A gentle weekend’s training for qualified or nearly qualified therapists, to enhance your way of working with clients in the sandtray, and encourage them to tell their story in the sand. Now open for booking in July 2021.

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.

For more information and to enroll, please follow the below link:

What is SandStory Therapy®?

SandStory Therapy® is a gentle and safe way of working therapeutically with sand and symbols within a contained sandtray that offers clients the opportunity to tell their ‘story in the sand’.

SandStory Therapy® encourages a respectful and sensitive dialogue between the unconscious and the conscious so that the wisdom from within is heard, seen and experienced. In turn, this is taken into daily life and natural, very organic shifts occur.

SandStory Therapy® has its roots in the narrative tradition of Story-telling and Sandtray Therapy. This latter was developed by Margaret Lowenfeld in the early part of her work in the 1920’s. Having trained in Sandplay Therapy and studied Sandtray Therapy as well as story-telling, SandStory Therapy© has been developed in a way that complements other therapeutic approaches.

SandStory Therapy® has at its heart the therapist’s ability to remain grounded in their own presence and be fully present each moment to their client. It allows them to attune to their client’s needs and pace which enables empowerment and growth for the client.

Who can benefit from SandStory Therapy®?

SandStory® Therapy fits well with children from the age of 8 years onwards, teenagers/young adults and adults right through to senior adults. It can be used in multiple ways and for a spectrum of referral issues:

  • Individual therapy/counselling
  • Group work
  • Family work
  • Couples work
  • Parent work
  • Support groups such as bereavement or addiction groups


Emma is a fully qualified Counsellor (Diploma, L4, AQA/NCFE) and Play Therapist (Cert / Dip PTUK), as well as a Certified SandStory® Therapist and Trainer. She also runs training courses in Play Therapy, SandStory® Therapy, SandStory® Skills, and Counselling both in Europe and the UK, privately and in educational institutions.

Emma has a wealth of experience working in schools across Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, and have an established private practice and is a member of BACP and adhere to their Ethical Framework.



03 - 04 Jul 2021


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