September 18-19, 1992: Ruth Ammann

Lecture: Seasons in the Garden

If we were truly moved by the beauty, we would honor the earth in a profound way. 

Thomas Berry

Through pictures, mythology and dreams, this lecture will guide us through reflections on the significance of our gardens. 

Workshop: Introduction to Sandplay: the Transcendent Function in Pictures of a Woman and Boy

Sandplay is a powerful method of psychotherapy, based on practical, creative modeling-literally a “hands-on” approach to healing the whole person. Sandplay has both diagnostic and therapeutic value for adults and children. Since there are no preconceived ideas about “art” in sand, there is a wonderful freedom and flowing spontaneity in using sand creatively. Sandplay allows expression of the intuitive and non-verbal layers of the psyche. Through pictures of the work of a woman and a boy, Frau Ammann will show us how the opposites are engaged and the process heals and transforms. 


Ruth M. Ammann, a native of Zurich, is a Jungian analyst with a private practice in that city. She is a graduate of the C.G. Jung institute in Kusnacht, where she is now a lecturer and training analyst. She studied with Dora Kalff, the pioneer of therapeutic sandplay, and is a member of the International Society for Sandplay Therapy. Frau Ammann is also a qualified and still practicing architect. She is the author of Healing and Transformation in Sandplay-Creative Processes Become Visible, published by Open Court Publishing Co. in 1991. She is also the author of The House As A Symbol in Dreams, a book published in Swedish and German. 

Seasons in the Garden