About Sandplay Videos
Sandplay Video Productions was created by Dr. Gita Morena to offer video training and education for the Sandplay community. With a doctorate degree in Transpersonal Psychology, Dr. Morena has been certiﬁed as a Sandplay psychotherapist since 1994. She is the coordinator of the Professional Certiﬁcate Program in Sandplay Therapy Studies at the University of California, San Diego, Research Editor for The Journal of Sandplay Therapy and chair of STA’s Research Committee. Dr. Morena is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist, and has worked in the San Diego area for over 40 years.
Gita Morena, PhD, Sandplay Video Productions
Dr. Morena began studying Sandplay after embarking on a conscious path of awakening through yoga and meditation. Realizing that psychological pursuits alone would not lead a person to inner peace and fulﬁllment, she left a successful private practice and teaching career in the early 1980‘s to actively follow a spiritual path. After studying with a variety of Indian mystics, and Buddhist and Advita teachers from India, Europe and America, Dr. Morena returned full circle to San Diego and resumed her professional career. She found that sandplay allows the integration of soul and psyche in a profound and powerful way. Her psychological and spiritual insights permeate her work as a psychotherapist, spiritual guide, author, teacher, consultant and producer.
With the given name of Dorothy, Dr. Morena embodies the beloved heroine of her great grandfather, L. Frank Baum. In her book, The Wisdom of Oz: Reﬂections of a Jungian Sandplay Psychotherapist, she uncovers the insights of Baum’s classic fairy tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and shines as a beacon of light along the journey home. Her powerful observations stimulate readers to discover the the deeper meaning and signiﬁcance of her great-grandfather’s classic fairy tale and its relevance today as a template for facing challenges and ﬁnding our way home. The Wisdom of Oz can be ordered from Amazon.com. You can ﬁnd out more about Gita Morena and the work she does at www.gitamorena.com.