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The psychological lesson was organized according to the method of place therapy using kinetic sand and was organized for the employees of the educational organization. The lesson was conducted by Tamara Morenets, a senior psychologist of the psychological support group.
This is a relatively new method of psychological work that appeared in 2013. The author of the method is a psychotherapist, candidate of medical sciences, associate professor, head of the body-oriented psychotherapy section Oleg Starostin.
The name plassotherapy comes from the Greek “plasso” – sculpt, “therapy” – treatment, health improvement. The main tool of the method is kinetic sand. This material is unique in its composition and quality characteristics. Polymers and quartz provide the necessary viscosity for sculpting, but at the same time allow sand to easily change its structure, which makes it a versatile reusable art therapy tool.
The material is absolutely harmless, has antibacterial properties and does not contain toxic substances. Therefore, it can be used even with small children.
For a full-fledged work with kinetic sand, an ordinary writing table is enough, on the surface of which the client, in interaction with a consultant, creates his own plastic landscapes that have a healing effect.
Employees created different figures from kinetic sand, “including” their creative thinking, which is certainly required in professional activities.
Plassotherapy work also helps to relieve accumulated emotional stress by transferring all experiences to the sand, and thanks to the pleasant-to-touch texture of kinetic sand – relax and escape from everyday worries.
In conclusion, everyone who took part in the lesson noted an improvement in the psycho-emotional state and mood, and left only positive feedback.
In the future, it is planned to conduct such classes not only with employees, but also with cadets and children of employees, – Tamara Morenets shared.
Press Service of the University of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia
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