Attunement for the Soul

A Retreat Connecting with Self and Others through Sandtray Play Therapy

Yes, I want Attunement! and Connection!

What is Attunement and how will it help you with clients?

Attunement becomes the effective relational interactions.”
~ Bruce Perry

Attunement is part of the foundation for building rapport and trust with your client so that they want to heal and grow.


  • Helps us connect with clients
  • Strengthens our relationships
  • Improves how we express compassion and empathy
  • Equips us to understand ourselves and others
  • Be a more confident mental health professional

"We need attunement to feel close and connected.” ~ Dan Siegel


Create attunement by making the unknown known, and create congruency in the environment.
~ Lisa Dion


  • I know logically what to do, but I have trouble connecting in session.
    • We will show you how to connect in session with your clients, even the clients who seem resistant.
  • Sure, I’ve heard about attunement skills, but I don’t really know how to use them.
    • We will show you step-by-step practical skills you can use.
  • How do I apply the knowledge of attunement skills to real life?
    • During the retreat, we’ll start using attunement skills from day one so you can use this in real life.
  • I struggle with actually practicing the skills I’m learning.
    • Don’t worry, we’ll have plenty of time to use the skills. And we’ll show you how to implement the skills into your daily life.
  • I don’t find time to actually use the skills I learn.
    • Time is a concept that many therapists struggle with, so we’ll talk about how to manage time in a way that makes sense to therapists to use attunement skills.
  • I’ve heard of attunement, but can it really help me with my clients in session?
    • Yes, attunement is part of the foundation for building rapport and trust with your client so that they want to heal and grow.

Attunement is practitioner resonance
and the ability to be resourced and grounded in the presence of a client.
~ Trauma Resiliency Institute

Create your Rhythm of Life:

  • Identify your own unique rhythm in life
  • Create a balanced routine and rhythm
  • Sync your rhythm with your personal values
  • Attune your body and nervous system
  • Build trauma and resiliency-informed Attunement
  • Find rhythm as a creative and as a therapist
  • Learn somatic rhythm and spiritual rhythm attunement

Learn how to prepare for attunement

  • Identify Thrive vs. Survive preparation
  • How Empaths prepare for winter season of life
  • Top 4 ways to avoid over-attuning
  • Assess healing scars of trauma
  • Implement a valuable routine so you can breathe
  • Write Permission Slips for Attuning
  • Build a Circle of Safety

As a community, flow in rhythm while attuning

  • Identify your own harmonious routine for Attunement
  • Plan for Attunement in Everyday Moments
  • Learn Trauma-Informed Tips on Designing a Rhythm of Life
  • Personalize 3 Attunement Skills to do in Session
  • Gain Relational Attunement Skills
  • 7 Spiritual Pathways for Centering Mind-Body-Spirit
  • Create a Somatic Routine vs Insomnia
  • Set an Intentional Rhythm of Life
  • Implement Steps to Create Order During Chaos

Attunement is “a felt embodied experience
that can be individualistic as well as communal,
that includes a psychological, emotional,
and somatic state of consciousness” (Kossak, 2009, p. 14)

Have fun with Sandtray Therapy & Play Therapy (for Adults):

  • 3 Ladders of Attunement in the Nervous System
  • Ultradian Rhythms of Life in Play
  • Hands in the Sand during Attunement
  • Tai Chi Easy Mindfulness Movement
  • Spiritual Pathways in the Sandtray
  • Adventure Play Activities

Gain attunement rhythm with your clients:

  • Choose positive alternative attuning skills
  • Empower clients to recognize, process, and release emotional blocks to attuning
  • Increase therapeutic alliance and attunement
  • Build trust and emotional connection
  • Provide a sense of safety in relationships
  • Encourage clients to connect and be motivated to grow
  • Accelerate cohesion and attunement in the session
  • Attune electromagnetic energy fields in relationships
  • Develop positive relational energy

PLUS…you get to create your own miniature with our own Attuning Professionals from Momma Owls Minis!!

  • Attunement practice with your own miniature creation
  • Laugh, connect, and create together
  • Retreat atmosphere for creating and healing
  • Play Therapy and Creative Expression all in one!

BONUSES included in the Retreat:

  • Grounding Took Kit
  • Ladders of Nervous System Quick Assessment
  • Creating a Rhythm Checklist
  • Spiritual Pathways Workbook
  • Rhythm of Life Planner

A Sacred Space to Heal and Attune

  • We all need a sacred space to heal and attune the soul. You’re invited to this one-of-a-kind spiritual retreat for therapists.
    • We’ll practice physically recognizing where client’s hold their trauma and emotions in their body
  • How can I connect with my own body and emotions in my body, so that I connect with my client, including their emotions and their regulation?
    • We will practice attuning to our own bodies and emotions,
    • Learn how to attune to one another through somatic attunement and emotional attunement so that you can better connect with your clients' body language and emotions.
  • We’ll practice new and unique attunement in the sand, regulating our nervous system and tired bodies through mind-body work, connecting our energy to the ground and to each other in co-attunement.
    • As we ground ourselves and center our spirits, we’ll hold the space within and around us to co-regulate in attunement, mind-body, and Sandtray work.
  • During this retreat experience, you’ll also have the opportunity to do your own individual reflection sandtrays and mindfulness group sandtrays throughout the training.
    • You will learn mind-body somatic resiliency skills, Tai Chi Easy centering and meditative movement, mind-spirit meditations, and Sandtray Therapy techniques to attune the soul.


And of course... we wouldn't forget about the 10 CE hours!!

Holistic Sandtray Institute, LLC is an APT Approved Provider 21-646.
This retreat will include 10 CONTACT play therapy hours.

CE applications are being processed for Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, and mental health professionals.


  1. Participants will be able to define Attunement.
  2. Participants will be able to identify Attunement skills to help build rapport and trust with clients.
  3. Participants will be able to practice Attunement skills in experiential sessions during the course, to better attune with their clients.
  4. Participants will be able to develop a plan to use Attunement skills in sessions.
  5. Participants will be able to describe how somatic attunement and emotional attunement are connected, to better connect with their client’s body language and emotions.
  6. Participants will be able to identify and physically recognize where the client holds their trauma and emotions in their body.
  7. Participants will be able to attune with their body and emotions in their body, so that they connect with their client, including their emotions and their regulation.
  8. Participants will be able to practice attunement skills in the sand, regulating their nervous system and their bodies through mind-body work, connecting their energy to the ground and to each other in co-attunement.
  9. Participants will be able to identify 3 levels of Attunement in the Nervous System.
  10. Participants will be able to demonstrate 3 Attunement Skills and be equipped to practice the Attunement skills with a client in session.

Don't wait, there's limited spots!!



Join us for an Attunement Retreat
as we create a balanced rhythm of life,
prepare for attunement together as a community,
and flow in rhythm during attuning sessions.

This is an
advanced Sandtray & Play Therapy retreat
to rejuvenate your soul
with holistic practices
such as Tai Chi Easy,
plus play in the Sand
& grow your Sandtray Play Therapy skills.



these Wellness & Creative Professionals
are bringing you
this unique

Community Attunement Retreat

Facilitated by Wellness & Creative Professionals:

Beth Moore, M.S., LPC, RPT, ICST-P, APT Provider

Nidhi Kirpalani,M.Sc., ICST-P

Susan Ferguson, MDIV, Spiritual Director

& Momma Owls Minis

A relaxing retreat atmosphere

DATE: February 23-25, 2022

2/23 @ 8:30-5:00
2/24 @ 9:00-5:00
2/25 @ 9:00-2:00

(includes a one-hour lunch break each day)

"We need attunement to feel close and connected.” ~ Dan Siegel


Your Instructor

Beth Moore, LPC, RPT, ICST-P
Beth Moore, LPC, RPT, ICST-P

Hi Y’ll, I’m Beth Moore and I created online courses for Sandtray Therapists, including how to use Sandtray Therapy with complimentary alternative treatments to heal mind-body-spirit.

I started Holistic Sandtray Institute to help other therapists learn how to do Sandtray Therapy, particularly with teens and adults. Most of my clients have experienced Trauma and I find they heal in mind-body-spirit with integrative therapies. These courses are here for you, to equip you & empower you in mind-body-spirit.


"When we attune with others we allow our own internal state to shift, to come to resonate with the inner world of another. This resonance is at the heart of the important sense of “feeling felt” that emerges in close relationships. Children need attunement to feel secure and to develop well, and throughout our lives we need attunement to feel close and connected.” ~ Dan Siegel

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the training start and finish?
The relaxing retreat and training is for 2 1/2 fabulous days: February 23-25, 2023 Lafayette, Louisiana
Are there any pre-requisites?
It's helpful to have some Sandtray Therapy and Play Therapy training to prepare you for this advanced course. If you've taken any Play Therapy and Sandtray Therapy courses, that can really help you dive in more into this experiential course.
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. There are no refunds within 30 days of the training dates.
What about help with disabilities?
Please let us know if you have any unique needs or disabilities, we will accommodate to the best of our ability. We want to welcome you to our training and help you feel comfortable.

We invite. you to join us,
attune mind-body-spirit,
heal in community and connections,
and rejuvenate in resiliency to thrive.

Rewire your brain,
grow your Sandtray Therapy skills,
get creative with Play Therapy techniques,
laugh and have fun!

Join us for this Community Attunement Retreat
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