Neuroscience and the Satir Model in the Sand Tray

October 28, 2021 - December 2, 2021

Satir Institute of the Pacific (CoWorks) 201, 20627 Fraser Highway Langley, BC V3A 4G4


Introduction to Using Neuroscience and the Satir Model in the Sand Tray (NSST)

October 28th, November 4th, November 18th, December 2nd, 2021
9 am-4pm

Dr. Madeleine De Little, RTC, MTC, RCS, CCC, Ph.D.

What can you expect from the workshop?

Participants will explore the neuroscience of safety, the neuroscience of the therapeutic relationship, the Transformational Systemic Therapy of Virginia Satir, and what this combination of approaches looks like in the sand tray, through theory, demonstrations and practice. This approach is effective with children and adults. Topics covered will be general use of the sand tray and how to bring about transformational Change for clients using the metaphors of the figurines.  In addition participants will be given the details and suggestions for setting up a workspace for this kind of therapy work. The workshop will look at this model of sand tray therapy through the use of photographs and videos of actual sand tray sessions with adults and children, Demonstrations by Madeleine and daily practice in triads.

About the Presenter:

Madeleine De Little has been a student for ten years of ‘Transformational Systemic Therapy’ in Canada. She is currently the research chair of the Satir Institute of the Pacific. Her studies of the latest developments in neuroscience and transformational change have led her to develop a unique model of sand tray therapy and write a book, Where Words Can’t Reach - Neuroscience and the Satir Model in the Sand Tray 2nd Edition*.

Madeleine has been an elementary and high school counsellor for 28 years, and continues to be a therapist in private practice and an international trainer in her model of sand tray work. The research for her Ph.D. focused on the personal and professional impact on student therapists of learning and practicing this model of sand tray therapy. Madeleine is a Master Therapeutic Counsellor and a Registered Clinical Supervisor.

Bring payment $35 in you wish to buy Madeleine’s book “Where Words Can’t Reach: Neuroscience and the Satir Model in the Sand Tray 2nd Edition”.

See the attached for the Sand Tray Learning Outcomes

Cancellation Policy:

Before Oct 7, 2021 refunds minus a $50 administration fee.  After October 7, 2021 there are no refunds.

Please submit payment via PayPal below and after you will be taken to a registration form.  If not you can register here

Early Bird to September 16th $699.00
After Early Bird $749.00

Oct 28, Nov 4, 18 and Dec 2, 2021 Thursdays 9am to 4 pm

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For More Information Contact:

Cindi Mueller, Administrator
Satir Institute of the Pacific