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Using The Arts & Play


People tend to favour different senses to make sense of their world.  For instance some people see images, others have strong body feelings, some question whether an idea "sounds" right etc

  • I can suggest exercises using drawing, movement, role-play, poetry/song lyrics, postcards, music, modelling clay, sandtray etc) so that you can make better sensory connections with your experiences and to work through them.

  • There is no need for you to be artistic or creative.
  • Although some people find working in this way a little strange at first, they often then delight in the greater scope for expression and exploration that these methods afford.


Using the imagination and play

  • Engaging the imagination in a playful manner is one of the best methods for getting to a solution "outside the box".  This is because it encourages non-linear thinking and unexpected connections.  
  • Play may be a skill that you have lost touch with.  However, as we recover our capacity for playfulness, we can rediscover our spontaneity, our creative problem-solving skills and our delight in the world

I might help you use your imagination and develop a capacity for play to resolve your problems using

  • the carefully boundaried tray of the sand world, 
  • imagework,
  • storytelling exercises,
  • roleplay
  • or even with hand puppets!

"I liked the methods she (Katrina) used, particularly the sandtray, which was a really creative way to express and work through feelings and unconscious "stuff" that may not have found its way into the light using conventional talking."