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AST Newsletter: July 2016

It is time for our annual Membership renewals.  And we always welcome new members to support our growing Association.  Membership brings many benefits, in addition to its fundamental role in sustaining the AST and the values of clarity loving kindness and humility in the practice of Sandplay.

The Association for Sandplay Therapy has a minimal annual budget, which is fund by our Membership dues.  Apart from our legal and accounting work, all of our work is done by our generous volunteer members, working together toward the goal of high training standards and professionalism in Sandplay.

Membership Benefits

15% Discount on all AST events and book sales.  In addition, Members will receive a 15% discount on Sandplay figures from our upcoming “Collection Connection” online store.  You can read more about this below.

Membership Levels

MAST – Member Association for Sandplay Therapy – This is our general supportive level of membership, open to all.  Dues are $75/year.  Join or renew at:   MAST RENEWAL


Webinar Series

Quarterly webinars – Free to members & $25 Non-Members

Register on the “Events” page:

Sacred Circles
Glennery Besson, PhD
July 25, 2016
6:00 – 7:30 pm Pacific Time

Fundamentals of Jungian Psychology
Eunice Stagg
October 17, 2016
6:00 – 7:30 pm UK time

Please note that webinars are being recorded for future viewing on the website.

2016 International Sandplay Gathering

Kruger National Park – South Africa
September 19 – 26, 2016

We are just about full for our Safari and Sandplay in South Africa!  Our program is very rich this year, with contributions of animal symbolism from each participant, group consultations open to all, as well as our presentation program.  The registration cuts off this Friday, so this is the last chance to join this amazing congress.


We now have a form for Members to record their consultation and personal process hours.  It is downloadable on the website on the “Payments” page.

Thanks to Member, Lara Kasza for this wonderful contribution.


Thanks to the generosity of our Members, the AST has been given the collections of two retiring Sandplay therapists.  This resulted in the idea of selling the figures in an online store as an AST fundraiser.  Ann Lawson is taking the lead on this project.  We anticipate the store opening by the first of 2017.

As the AST is a tax exempt organization, anyone donating a collection will receive a receipt for a charitable contribution.  To donate collections, email us at: mailto: Collection