Join the world’s only GLOBAL association for sandtray therapists

What if the Sandtray therapy community joined hands?

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Wondering why IAST?

You’re not alone. We’re new but we’re here to make changes across the sandtray community.

To get a glimpse of our purpose, read this letter from our founder Amy Flaherty.

  • Dear tired and worn out therapist,

    First of all, welcome home.

    When you join us, you’ll be in a place where you won’t feel so alone and actually feel and see…well, hope.

    You see, I was once like you (and still am on certain days if I’m honest!)

    I know what it’s like to feel so tired – like soul-crushing, in your bones exhausted as you paint that smile on for that next home visit, drag your tired legs into that school, or even plop down on the floor to be with that child who just needs, well, YOU.

    When I had the vision for IAST, it was to create a space where ALL sandtray therapists could have a place to gather, spread their love for this powerful method, and connect to like-minded sandtray nerds from all over.

    No longer will sandtray therapists be cut off from others because of issues like economics and geography.

    Through IAST, you know that you’ve got a home.

    The IAST is a non-profit organization that exists to spread the love and power of sandtray therapy to all.

    Here at IAST, we strive to be inclusive of all and know that each of you has an important voice and perspective.

    We train mental health therapists through the lens of interpersonal neurobiology in the sandtray.

    We attempt to treat everyone with the highest form of respect and with the assumption that we are all doing the best we can with the tools we have.

    With IAST, YOU are the most important part.

    No egos.

    No agenda.

    Just love for sandtray therapy and each other.

    And know this.

    You matter. You’re important. And you’ve got this.

    Dear tired and worn out therapist,
    Amy Flaherty, LPE-I, RPT
    Founder, International Association for Sandtray Therapy (IAST)

Want to join us? Click below to get started

But still wondering how this is going to work?

Follow our simple 3-step IAST action plan

1. Join.

Grab your spot on the global sandtray movement. Together, we’re joining hands to change the world one sandtray at a time.

2. Act.

After you join, you’ll receive information about how you can use your gifts to further the sandtray movement. This is absolutely not a just a ‘join-and-pay-a-fee’ organization. We are action-focused because the world needs the healing power of sandtray. 

3. Change.

Change yourself first and then the world will change. Use the tools provided by the IAST to make yourself, your practice, and the world a better place.

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