Sarah Gibson is a Jungian Analyst, Psychotherapist and Sandplay Therapist in private practice in Stanmore, Inner Western Sydney.
Sarah has been working clinically with adults for over 20 years. She completed her Jungian analytic training with ANZSJA in 2003. Sarah has a particular interest in sandplay, story and creativity as part of the analytic process.
Sarah is also a Training Analyst with ANZSJA. She teaches into the analytic training program and supervises trainees. She is currently a Director of Training. (www.anzsja.org.au)
She is a regular presenter at the C.G . Jung Society of Sydney. (junginsydney.org.au)
Sarah is an ISST certified sandplay therapist and Teaching Member. For many years she has facilitated sandplay workshops for clinicians and supervised sandplay therapists. (www.isst-society.com)
Sarah’s work as an artist and filmmaker reflects Sarah’s understanding of depth psychology and her interest in the relevance of psychology for everyday life. Her documentary films have drawn on her knowledge of depth psychology.
In The Beginning There Was Shopping and Born To Shop (1991) explored the pleasure of shopping from a psychological perspective and asked whether it was the soul that went shopping?
Her three part television series, Myths of Childhood (1997) explored childhood from three perspectives: contemporary culture, as remembered by adults and experienced by children.
In her personal film The Hundredth Room (2004) Sarah takes us a personal journey into the psychological landscape of grief to discover what death says about life.
In Re-enchantment Sarah explores the psychological interpretation of fairy tales for adults (online at www.abc.net.au/re-enchantment.)
In 2014 Sarah released an enhanced I-book Ways to Interpret Fairy Tales that presents new ways to interpret fairy tales and unlocks the psychological meanings of fairy tale symbols and motifs. (available from iTunes)
Sarah’s current area of research is into the idea of The Underworld as a myth, a place, an idea, a metaphor, a story, a dream, a space, a point of view, a journey, a descent… The underworld is commonly thought of as the realm of death but it is also a metaphor for the unconscious, madness and the imagination. It can be a place of death or life and creativity.