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Here at The Playful Therapist, we love making symbols, resources and tools for use in Play and Creative Arts Therapy. 

The act of creation is mesmeric, therapeutic and just great fun, and we want to share that experience with as many people as possible 

Sand Symbol Making Day


Have you ever had Sand Symbol envy when looking at other therapists’ amazing collections and wished you had some lovely symbols too … but couldn’t seem to find or afford the items you want? 

Why not create your own?


A SandSymbol Making Day may be just right for you!

During this 5-hour interactive workshop, you will create a treasure chest of symbols that you can integrate into your toolkit.

What are 'Sand Symbols'? They are all the miniatures, objects, figurines and items that are used in sandtrays as part of a client's process. These range from cars to unicorns to shells - and everything in-between! 

What does the workshop include? 

On the day you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Use polymer clay to make your own element symbols, and learn why the 4 elements (earth, air, fire & water) are essential for a Therapist’s toolkit
  • Create hand-painted mandala domes
  • Design your own inspirational stones and story rocks
  • Decorate glass jewels and gems 
  • Decoupage a treasure chest to hold all your newly created symbols


Sand Symbol Making Day Workshop

During 2022 we are aiming to run our 5-hour interactive Sand Symbol Workshop as a face to face course. The delivery of this course will be dependant on Covid-19, government guidelines and restrictions 

Who is the training for?

  • Therapists, Counsellors, Creative Arts professionals who want to add a bit of creativity to their toolkit
  • Those looking for a creative day of self-care

How much will it cost? 

£100 per participant which includes: 

  • All the materials provided for the workshop 
  • A Sand Symbol Making Manual for you to continue learning after the training 
  • A treasure chest of items you have made to take home 

Provisional Sand Symbol Making Day 

These are face to face workshop and are dependant on Government guidelines and restrictions 

Location: SE18 5NR

Sand Symbol Making Day Booking Form

Online workshop
Face to face workshop in London, SE18