Heal the Healer

Sandtray Retreat & Training

This Heal the Healer wellness retreat will equip you to heal in mind-body-spirit as you gain sandtray experience towards being an Internationally Credentialed Sandtray Therapist (ICST).

As therapists and as healers, we strive to help others heal yet  find ourselves drained and even in burnout. Come away to rejuvenate and practice life-giving ways to heal and integrate therapy.

Holistic Sandtray Therapy - Group Photo

Holistically Heal & Become Specialized Therapists

Participants 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
in south Louisiana
and get all 4 levels of training
towards being an Internationally Credentialed Sandtray Therapist (ICST)!

Do you ever feel lost in session?

Wonder if a map might help?

During the training, we'll create a map of how to use Sandtray Therapy to help your clients get unstuck!

You'll leave the retreat feeling confident that you have tools to use during sessions when you feel lost.

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


  • A calm, sacred space to relax in
  • Tai Chi Easy™ classes
  • 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 during the year
  • 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 & Trainers
  • Beautiful 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

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 yearlater
(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

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!

$3800 - save $400!

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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