Clay Field may be useful when any of the following are present…
The clay is contained within a wooden box. You move the clay around and your hands express the story (it’s like sorting through you "stuff"). The therapist will guide you to follow the urges and impulses of your hands and connect with your internal landscape. There’s no expectations of making objects or knowing what to do. An internal shift occurs and the issue/s released or shifted. We then discover a new perspective, find ourselves on new ground and within safe parameters.
This deconstruction & reconstruction forms new pathways in the brain as it utilizes touch (senses) and the kinesthetic actions of the hands.
Developed by Prof Heinz Deuser in Germany, over a 40 year period and is used throughout Europe in a range of mental health settings, schools, women’s shelters and to facilitate trauma healing. It is taught in Australia and internationally by Cornelia Elbrecht.