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What is Sandplay?
It is a therapeutic method developed by Dora M. Kalff, in Zollikon, Switzerland. It is based on the psychological principles of C.G.Jung. Sandplay is a creative form of therapy using the imagination, "a concentrated extract of the life forces both physical and psychic." (C.G.Jung) It is characterized by the use of sand, water and miniatures in the creation of images within a "free and protected space" of the therapeutic relationship and the sand tray. A series of Sandplay images portrayed in the sand tray create an ongoing dialogue between the conscious and the unconscious aspects of the client's psyche, which activates a healing process and the development of the personality. This therapeutic method may be successfully applied to individual work with both adults and children.

What is ISST?
The International Society has its domicile in Z├╝rich, Switzerland. It is an umbrella society operating through a number of National Societies spread throughout the world.

The National Societies of ISST are named:

America

STA

Brazil ibtsandplay

Canada

CAST

Britain/Ireland

BISS

Germany

DGST

Israel

ISTA

Italy

AISPT

Japan

JAST

Netherlands

NVST

Switzerland

SGSST

Taiwan

TSST

There are also Individual ISST Members in the following countries:
Australia, China, Denmark, Latvia, Poland, South Africa, and South Korea.

The International Society ISST offers its membership an international network and an arena for presentations, research, exchange and discussion in a bi-annual Congress hosted by different National Societies ISST.