We all deserve to feel safe.

Whether we are dealing with the overwhelm of the world, our senses, or the people we live with, we all need a space to call our own. A sanctuary.

A place where we can process our feelings, heal from trauma, and create a new way forward.

It can be a physical space with altars and rituals.

It can be a mental space to clearly think our thoughts.

It can be an emotional space to process our pain.

Or all three at once.

Sometimes it can be hard to find that space. To create a sanctuary to support our needs. To set up routines to help us use our space.

But it’s important and necessary work and I would love to help you create a space personalized just for you.

First, let me tell you a little bit about myself.


"I can’t thank you enough for the questions you posed, your listening and held space, and your ability to put what you heard or saw or sensed into manageable action plan. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!"
—Wendy

About me.

Hi! I'm Katie Sanders, your Sensory Designer and friction problem-solver. I am true Cancer homebody who loves to nest wherever I am. It's a pleasure to meet you!

As a highly sensitive child, I didn't understand why I couldn't process as much sensory input as other kids. I was labeled as moody and shy, but it's only been later in life that I have found my brain processes things differently and am an HSP with auditory processing disorder and dyslexia. A blessing in disguise, this now allows me to understand my son's needs very well.

My specialties swirl around assessing how colors, shapes, placement, textures, smells and other stimuli influence a person's feelings and behavior. I also believe nature plays a huge factor in settling the nervous system. These ingredients allow me to create personalized spaces that help calm your particular sensitivities.

My goal is to help you create brilliant spaces, rituals and support systems for yourself, without depleting your reserves. This in turn affects your relationships with your loved ones, your clients, your work and beyond.

Read on to view my mission and core values.

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"She asks just the right questions to help understand your mission, but these questions also help organize your own thoughts and ideas. You'll leave the session feeling inspired and motivated."
—Kristin

My mission in all my work.

Safety: I truly believe in creating safe spaces for all including BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities (visible and unseen), and all oppressed communities. Your work with me is confidential and personal. The space we work within is sacred and safe for you to provide vulnerable information without judgment or assumptions.

Validation: Your human experience is absolutely real in all forms. I believe you. Many of us were not validated throughout our lives and my mission is to make sure you are seen, heard and believed.

Advocacy: I learned early on how to advocate for my son through the school and medical systems. I continue my advocacy through sustained monetary support of non-profits that support human rights for oppressed communities, especially when it comes to BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and neurodiverse students and their families.

Accountability: Creating a personal sanctuary are not about hiding, spiritual bypassing, cultural appropriation or being silent. I believe you need a space to do the hard work, process feelings, rest and renew to fight against injustice. And I also believe you can do this in a responsible way through listening and learning.

Keep reading to find out the ways I can support you.

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"You work hard to infuse the clients ideas and not your own."
—Jennifer

How can I best support you?

I love to meet people where they are at and support their next steps forward. Every person is unique, along with the items and space they are working in.

Together we focus on your responsibilities to yourself to support your needs, to the living entities you personally know and their needs, and the living energies beyond who we will never met. These can be people, animals or plants – really any living thing. It's about the relationships and actions you take each day to support all three to bring your soul into focus. When your actions in all spaces start overlapping to be mutually beneficial to all, that's when your soul comes into focus and your inside feels congruent with your outside.




During our sessions we can discuss your current practices and space, what is working for you and what isn’t, and what you want to attain in the future. I help guide the conversation in a way that is calm, gentle, open, clear and supportive. Our goal together is to formulate a plan so you can take the steps necessary to get you unstuck and moving forward.




We may use the elements of nature and pull some cards to help guide these sessions, and we can also incorporate your own rituals and beliefs.

We start out with a half session to get to know each other and formulate a plan. Afterwards, regular sessions are available in 60-minute increments and can be purchased as a group to use once or twice a week and can be scheduled at a time that works for you.

Intro Sanctuary Session

One 30-minute private session to get to know one another and make a plan to move forward.

$44

Full Sanctuary Session

One 60-minute private session that can be scheduled as needed.

$111


Sliding scale available on all services.



Frequently Asked Questions

Who calls who?
I will call at our scheduled time you at the number/username you provide. We can use phone or video calling.

Can you accommodate a fluctuating schedule?
Yes. You get to pick the dates and times of our sessions that work best for you using my scheduler. Please schedule appointments when you can be focused and uninterrupted.

What if I fall sick?
I can easily reschedule if you contact me 24 hours before our session. If you cancel the same day, my availability may be full and your next appointment may be pushed further out.

Do you offer refunds?
No, all sales are final and non-refundable.


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"That you are personable, easy to converse with, and have a way of interpreting and understanding what it is that they are trying to say. You're like a mind reader."
—Cynthia

Ready to get in touch?

(425) 373-5787   •   gather@theschoolofsanctuary.com

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"You are extremely patient, and very creative, and able to execute your idea in the most organized ways.
—Shaunie

"I always tell my clients and friends how intuitive and easy you are to work with. While working together, there's always a point where I can almost hear the "click!" when all of the questions and ideas snap together in a way that I might not have considered before. During the process, I've always felt that my input was truly heard with all of my feelings considered. That's a big deal for creatives and since you are one, that familiarity shines through!"
—Marlo