STANZA is a not-for-profit professional association that promotes education, training and research in Sandplay Therapy as developed by Dora Kalff and based on the principles of CG Jung’s Analytical Psychology. STANZA is affiliated with the globally recognised International Society of Sandplay Therapy (ISST).

STANZA welcomes all qualified therapists and health professionals who choose to practice with or deepen their awareness of Sandplay Therapy.

Sandplay is a powerful nonverbal, symbolic and sensory form of therapy that gives both child and adult clients the opportunity to portray feelings, experiences and internal states, often difficult to express in words. The client uses sand, water and miniatures to create images in the “free and protected space” of the sandtray and held by the therapeutic relationship.

A series of images created in the sandtray facilitate an ongoing dialogue between the conscious and the unconscious aspects of the client’s psyche, activating a healing process and the development of the personality.