Entering your sanctuary...

Imagine that feeling of stepping into your customized space with your favorite beverage, ready to take on the day. You look around at the curated items, purposely placed furniture, and cleared surfaces welcoming you. It's almost indescribable, the warmth you feel in your heart and the sparkle in your eye.

The items that used to take up space – the ones you had trouble letting go – are now long gone. Off on their journeys to make others much happier than they were making you.

But you also didn't need to get rid of everything that you hold dear. There are mementos all around you that remind you of your journeys and loved ones. Plus, you were able to create simple systems that keep your mind clear and energy flowing.

Because you are highly sensitive, you were overwhelmed at first and didn't think all of this was even possible. And then you asked for help, because you had arrived at a point where you knew you couldn't do this alone. You then had amazing support and were able to move from a place of being frozen into a state of movement and freedom.

By creating a space that tends to all of your senses, emotions and values, you are able to reach milestones you only dreamed of, and it shows in the work that you do.

Some would say physical items don't matter, but they do. They help us work, play and rest. They allow us to process our feelings and provide experiences with the way we interact with them. They inspire our creativity and connect us with our ancestors. They carry us through our days. And they can be things you already have that are just waiting to be brought out of the dark or transformed into something new.

The things in your environment matter, and so do you. You deserve a place to call your own. A sanctuary.

Curious to hear more? 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, a workspace 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, while also providing support and a foundation to people's lives. 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.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

As seen in:

Podcast: Courageous Wordsmith with Amy Hallberg - Staging Studio Space


"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 and values.

Safety: I truly believe in creating safe spaces for all. 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 communities.

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.


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

Work With Me

VIP DAY INTENSIVE: My Sanctuary Support System - $1111 USD

This is a day all about you and your space. We spend about four hours (with breaks) going through the following steps to create a blueprint you can use to make the changes in your space you need to work with joy and ease.

  1. Two Weeks Before: Client portal access with all pre-work questionnaires and paperwork.

  2. Two Days Before: 30-minute call to go over any questions and pre-work submissions. You leave feeling assured that your VIP day will be highly productive.

  3. 1. My Sensory Needs Profile: A one-page profile based on your questionnaire answers. You leave feeling more trusting of your senses and body in an easy-to-refer-back-to document.

  4. 2. My Soul Values Statement A printable quote to frame in your workspace that solidifies your values. You leave feeling crystal clear on why you arrive in your space to work every day, and how to advocate for your needs in any space.

  5. 3. My Sanctuary Pinterest Vision Board: A collaborative Pinterest board we fill up with all kinds of ideas and inspiration during your day. You leave with forever access to this vision board to implement space solutions on your own timeline.

  6. 4. My Sanctuary Color Scheme: We select colors for your space with meaning and energy, complete with finished mood board. You leave with a clear direction to use these colors as ideas to use for paint, objects or art.

  7. 5. My Personalized Organizing Formula: Based on your questionnaire of what does or doesn't work for you, we create a plan based on your work and flow within your space. You leave with a document containing formulas for different systems and care for your space, including sayings/mantras when you feel emotional overwhelm.

  8. 30-day Follow Up: A 30-minute check-in to see if we need to adjust any organizing formulas. If you need further support, I offer Implementation Session VIP Days to co-work through your items to organize, let go, and set up items and systems with accountability.

All sessions are conducted via video chats.


"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

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(425) 373-5787   •   help@createmysanctuary.com

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