A DEEPER LOOK AT THE WIZARD OF OZ THROUGH SAND AND PLAY
The Wizard of Oz: An Archetypal Journey To Wholeness
November 3, 2017 (7pm-9pm)
Presenter: Dr. Gita Morena
Drawing insight from L. Frank Baum’s quintessential American fairy tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dr. Morena exploresvDorothy’s journey into this magical land as a metaphor forvJoseph Campbell’s hero’s Journey, Carl Jung’s individuationvprocess and the honoring of feminine values. Using sandplay andvplay therapy theory, techniques and applications, Dorothy, hervcompanions and their experiences in Oz will be explored asvsymbolic aspects of the psyche that need to be identified, healed, and integrated into wholeness.
- To identify archetypal themes and symbolism in The Wizard of Oz through use of sandplay and play therapy theory, techniques and applications.
- To develop the ability to use The Wizard of Oz metaphorically, as part of play therapy and sandplay interventions.
MEET GITA MORENA
Gita Dorothy Morena, PhD, LMFT, CST-T is a Teaching Member of STA/ISST, an international seminar leader, and a licensed psychotherapist in private practice for over 40 years. She is the great grand-daughter of L. Frank Baum who created The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and brings the legacy of this universally beloved fairy tale into many aspects of her work. Dr. Morena is the author of The Wisdom of Oz: Reflections of a Jungian Sandplay Psychotherapist, and numerous articles about the clinical applications of sandplay therapy. As a Buddhist practitioner she focuses on bringing spiritual practice into everyday life through sandplay and meditation.