Sand Art

I’ve talked before about using sand trays or sand drawing in telehealth sessions. Although you lose a sensory component when you move these kinds of activities online, it makes for easier cleanup and has a really cool visual component.

Recently, I discovered another sand-based telehealth activity at ThisIsSand. If your client is using a smart phone, they can download this as an app (it’s free) and share their screen with you as they create. But you can also go to the website on your computer, share your screen, and grant the client remote control.

To be honest, I’ve been spending some of my breaks making my own sandscapes.

Clients can choose colors or have the app randomize a group of colors that cycle through for some awesome effects. This makes for a great mindfulness activity, and you can download the finished drawing if they want to keep it!

Published by Dr Marschall

Dr. Amy Marschall received her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford in September 2015. She completed her internship at the National Psychology Training Consortium with specializations in assessment and rural mental health. Currently, she specializes in trauma-informed and neurodiversity-affirming care, and she is certified in telemental health. Dr. Marschall runs a private practice, RMH Therapy, where she provides individual and family therapy as well as psychological assessments across the lifespan. Dr. Amy Marschall is an author and professional speaker.

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