Heal the Healer

Sandtray Retreat & Training

I invite you to join me and dive into Sandtray Therapy.

You can create your world in the tray and process how to grow as a therapist and as a healer. This unique sandtray experience combines a Retreat experience and an intensive training.

You come away with a toolbox of holistic approaches to use with sandtray therapy and growth on your own personal journey. It’s like no other training

Excited to process Sandtray Therapy

Excited to process Sandtray Therapy

The Heal the Healer ICST Training offers a welcoming atmosphere with holistic mind-body-spirit sessions, and focuses on trauma and resiliency-informed sandtray therapy and play therapy training.

At the Heal the Healer Retreat Training, you get advanced trainings in Sandtray Therapy and Holistic Wellness.

  • Advanced Training
  • Sandtray Therapy
  • Holistic Wellness

This Heal the Healer 🧘🏽‍♀️is both a personal sacred retreat 🙏 to rejuvenate and refresh you...

⭐️ Plus a professional development training for you to become a credentialed 💃Sandtray Therapist!! 

You are invited to join us for holistic therapies healing 🦋 mind-body-spirit:

  • Learn about Neurobiology & Sandtray Play Therapy 💗
  • Grow in Grounding & Trauma Resiliency-Informed Skills 🦚
  • Rewire Nervous System with Integrative Therapies🌈
  • Practice Tai Chi Easy with Mind-Body-Spirit Meditations🧘🏽‍♀️

🙏 Registration open now, limited spots!!

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Holistically Heal & Become a Specialized Therapist

You'll engage in Integrative Sandtray Therapy,
neurobiologically-informed trauma techniques,
and creative mind-body-spirit therapies.

Come enjoy this two-week personal retreat
and professional development training  
and get all 4 levels of training
towards being an Internationally Credentialed Sandtray Therapist (ICST)!

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Feel exhausted? Burned out?

You are not alone!

I understand burnout and I'm here for you!  

I know what it's like to work long hours seeing many clients back to back.  Some days feeling stuck and not knowing what to do next to help the clients heal.  I totally understand and can remember feeling like that many times!

I created this retreat for you.  I want to help you... 

  • Learn resiliency skills,
  • Co-regulate in the sand,
  • Build connections in a sandtray community.

Come join us & enjoy a personal retreat

and professional development training!

You can get all 4 levels of training

to be an Internationally Credentialed Sandtray Therapist (ICST)!

This summer, you can come join us & get rejuvenated!!

It’s hard to just say one thing as my favorite. But, if I had to use one word to describe it, I would say “tribe”. We were different people from all over but Beth created an atmosphere of acceptance, healing, and camaraderie, all while we were learning. When we left, many of us felt like we went from being disconnected to feeling we had a tribe.
REbecca - heal the healer attendee

Two Weeks to Get Specialized & Rejuvenated

We begin a journey this summer together for five days

as a small cohort learning how to use Sandtray Therapy

and Play Therapy with holistic approaches. 

For two of the days we get to learn about Neuroscience

and how creative approaches actually rewire the vagus nerve

and heal the brain!

We continue the journey together throughout the year

meeting online for 15 Case Consultations

and support you growing as a sandtray therapist.  

We encourage one another

and learn new techniques

while sharpen our Sandtray tools.

Finally we meet again next summer

for five days with the same cohort.  

We focus on Trauma and Resiliency-Informed Sandtray Therapy & Play Therapy

and holistic approaches throughout the training.

We practice Tai Chi Easy together,

 find ways to put our skills into real life application,

and enjoy delicious meals as a community.  

This gives us the opportunity to strengthen the pathways

between the mind-body-spirit

during a year long experiential intensive.

We get to know one another

and come away deeply enriched,

creating our own personal narratives

of how we can achieve our dreams

as holistic Sandtray Therapy healers.

We invite you to join us on this healing journey

becoming a Sandtray Therapist.  

There’s limited spots within a small cohort

to ensure a holistic retreat atmosphere

with intensive training experience.  

There’s only one cohort this year,

hope to see you there!

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Colorful Hands for Sandtray


  • A calm, sacred space to relax in
  • Tai Chi Easy™ sessions
  • Mindfulness meditations & spiritual practices
  • Integrative therapies healing mind-body-spirit


  • Includes all 4 levels of training towards being an Internationally Credentialed Sandtray Therapist (ICST) from an approved IAST Provider
  • 15 online Sandtray Therapy case consultation hours over 10 months
  • Advanced Sandtray Therapy including techniques and directives for specialized populations (children, teens, adults, families, grief, anxiety, trauma)
  • Neurobiologically-Informed Trauma Therapy with evidence-based practices


  • Community meals (breakfasts and lunches) and activities each day of training with your Sandtray Tribe & Trainersusto
  • Beautiful hand-crafted wooden sandtray, painted blue on the inside, great for all ages
  • Amazing sand from Jurassic Sands, dust free, chemical free, dye free, asthma & allergy friendly
  • And customized gifts just for you each week... including miniatures & gifts
Heal the Healer Sandtray Therapy Training
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Get Ready to Let Your Dreams Flow

How It Works

Week one: 

July 12-16 2023 
(meet in-person for levels 1 & 2)


Online sandtray case consultations between training weeks 1 & 2, for a total of 15 small group consultations on zoom.

Week TWO: 

July 10-14, 2024

*a year later
(meet in-person for levels 3 & 4)

In-person trainings will be held at the Holistic Sandtray Institute in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Travel to the training center will be required for the two in-person trainings.
Click to learn more about Lafayette and your travel options.


Reserve your spot now!

One Time Payment

Save $400 for paying in full!

Monthly Payment Options

10 monthS: $420/mo.
My favorite things about the training were : 1) learning all of the neuroscience behind Sandtray Therapy, 2) doing our own trays to see how effective the process really is, 3) being trained in a small group (cohort). I am loving Sandtray Therapy!!!!
KYM R. - heal the healer attendee
Heal the Healer Sandtray Therapy Training

Earn 50 CE's

The specific levels and objectives are:

Level 1:

Introduction to Sandtray Play Therapy
(in-person 13 CEs)

Level 2:

The Neuroscience of Sandtray Play Therapy 
(in-person 12 CEs)

Level 3:

Advanced Case Consultation and Personal Work in Sandtray Play Therapy (in-person 13 CEs)

Level 4:

Advanced Sandtray Therapy course taught by IAST Approved Provider (in-person 12 CEs) with Trauma-Informed Integrative Therapies

Elective Hours Training

In addition to the 50 hours of in-person CE’s and 15 online case consultation hours, applicants must also complete at least 10 hours of ‘electives.’

Completion of the 10 elective hours may  be obtained: 

1) IAST online members  training portal at www.sandtraytherapy.org (free for IAST members)

2) Annual IAST Sandtray Therapy Summit

3) Advanced ICST Trainings led by ICST-Providers

Are you ready to join us this summer?

Reserve your spot now!

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the schedule for each day of training?

The schedule for the training is

Day 1  and 2 -  Training from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM with a break for lunch (provided)
Day 3 - Rest and Reflection
Day 4  and 5 -  Training from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM with a break for lunch (provided)

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the training?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund. Please read HSI’s Organizational Policies on the website, which stipulate terms for refunds and cancellations. https://holisticsandtray.teachable.com/p/holistic-sandtray-institute-organizational-training-policies

Who do I contact with questions?

Please contact us at beth@holisticsandtray.com if you have any questions or concerns.

Where should I stay in Lafayette?

Visit our travel information page for details about flight/airport options, local lodging, and food and entertainment while you're staying in Lafayette.

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