Work at the Clay Field has been proven as an effective method over the past 40 years, in particular in therapeutic and pedagogic environments. It can assist in completing developmental needs, bringing behavioral difficulties into balance and allowing the innermost potential of an individual to unfold. The simple setting appeals to children of all ages as well as adolescents and adults. 
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Introductory Clay Field workshop in Cambridge UK: 23 - 26 May 2015 with Cornelia Elbrecht
This workshop is designed for art psychotherapists, educators and mental health professionals. More information on www.sensorimotorarttherapy.com 
or contact Cornelia Elbrecht.

Documtenary about Work at the Clay Field. The film tracks the experiences of a ten-year old boy over several months. Download for presentations and study purposes.

Research: In preparation for 2015/16: A formal controlled study with war veterans to investigate,
if Work at the Clay Field can reduce symptoms of PTSD; Cornelia Elbrecht and Elisabeth Warson PhD.

International Events: Work at the Clay Field

English Publications


2014, Larsch, Oliver; Biebrach, Monika: 
Work at the Clay Field; Recognizing potential, awakening resources, furthering development. Verein fuer Gestaltbildung e.V.

2009, Deuser, Heinz:
Work at the Clay Field: Grasping what moves us: Possibilities of haptic evolvement
Set of 7 DVDs, 21 hours of Heinz Deuser teaching. German with life English translation. Purchase


2014, Elbrecht, Cornelia; Antcliff, Liz:
Being Touched through Touch:
Trauma treatment through haptic perception
at the Clay Field: A sensorimotor art therapy
. INSCAPE, International Journal of Art Therapy, 2014, Routledge

2014, Elbrecht, Cornelia: 
The Clay Field and Developmental Trauma
In: Malchiodi, Cathy Ed., Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children. The Clay Field and Developmental Trauma. Guilford Press, Pennsylvania.

2013 ANZJAT, the Australian New Zealand Journal of Arts Therapy Vol 8, No. 1, 2013, p.67 review of: Trauma Healing at the Clay Field by Maggie Wilson.

2012 Elbrecht, Cornelia: 
Trauma Healing at the Clay Field,
A Sensorimotor Art Therapy Approach. 
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London/Philadelphia. This book has been translated into Korean and a Spanish translation is underway. Look inside