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 "can't get the words of a song out of their head" or they 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 sandworld, 
  • 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."