25th Congress of the International Society for Sandplay Therapy“Dreaming with the Hands“

Toshio Kawai, IAAP President elect, Kyoto, Japan
“Dreaming with Legs: Transformation of Mandala in the East Asia from Meditation to Pilgrimage”

Beatrice Donald, CAST/ISST, Vancouver, Canada
“Dreaming of Loss – in Order to bear it”

Shantena Augusto Sabbadini, Pari,  Italy
“Mirror of the Present: Dreaming with Hands in the I Ging ”

Alexander Esterhuyzen, ISST president, Hongkong, China
“The <Sand> in Sandplay Therapy”

Judy Zappacosta, STA / ISST, Monterey, USA
“ Integrating Psyche & Soma: Sandplay Therapy and Embodied Consciousness”

 Anke Seitz, DGST / ISST, Tübingen, Germany
“Reshaping Fantasies – Overcoming Nightmares”                             

Lenore F Steinhardt, STA / ISST, Tel Aviv, Israel
“Sculpting sand in the sand tray to transform a troubled dream into a happy life”

Ruth Ammann, SGSST / ISST, Zürich, Switzerland
“Dreaming with the Hands, but what comes afterwards?”  

Jörg Rasche, DGST / ISST, Berlin, Germany
“The Ontogenetic Dance and the Algorithms of Mind”



Impressions of the Congress will follow soon.

Download Program

The program is now finalized and can be downloaded here.

Donation campaign

Appeal to all participants: We are planning to collect figures and sell them for little donations and give the money to a developing sandplaygoup in East Europe.

Please bring some figure of your collection and deliver it on the reception desk before Friday, September 6th, 2019 evening.

Important Dates

    • May 2, 2018
      Call for Abstract opens

    • August 1, 2018
      Online Registration open

    • December 31, 2018
      Deadline abstract submission

    • March 31, 2019
      Abstract Acceptance Notification

    • May 1, 2019
      Early Bird Deadline

    • September 5 - 9, 2019
      ISST Congress 2019



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D-10629 Berlin, Germany


Conference Agency


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