Now that you’ve read about the concept of Mandala art and its history, you’re ready to learn how to create one and exercise the mandala’s power. The core of mandala designs is the circle. You are not bound by any particular colors or materials to create your mandala art, so let your feelings and instincts […]
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History & Meaning of the Mandala The Mandala (Sanskrit for “circle” or “completion”) has a long history and is recognized for its deep spiritual meaning and representation of wholeness.
Since I spend a lot of time on the computer, I enjoy doing a little art therapy of my own. So, from time to time, I’ll post some of the artwork. It’s nothing spectacular, but it’s soothing for me. Plus, it adds a little color to the site! I have a couple new posts in […]
A very inspiring story from Kansas about how cancer patients at St. Luke’s Hospital are using art therapy to help understand and relieve emotional distress that comes with their illness…
Hill Haven, a nursing care facility in New York, is just another example of how art therapy is being utilized to help people heal. A recent story explains how the residents at Hill Haven have embraced art as therapy. The art therapist encourages the people poor their feelings onto the paper. One resident, Pat Roberts, […]
Found an interesting paper about the benefits of art therapy for adult survivors of sexual abuse. I mentioned before how art therapy helped Lee George from Australia, inspiring her to start her own art therapy program for indigenous women in similar situations. Christine helps us explore some really great concepts related to art therapy and […]
Are you the type of person that feels stretched too thin? Do you try to please and accommodate everyone under the sun? Could you be spending more of your time on the people that matter most in your life? If so, this may be a good art therapy exercise for you.