Flower Play Therapy Mandala

by Play Therapy Student

Play Therapy Mandala Example: The Flower

Play Therapy Mandala Example: The Flower

I decided to make a play therapy flower mandala simply because I have always liked both flower and vegetable gardens. I used to help my parents in their vegetable garden every spring, summer, and early fall as I was growing up.

In a way, I feel like outdoor gardening is a form of "natural creative art". Therefore, when I was able to make my own gardens and plan my own landscaping, I found that it was almost like a form of therapy.

In my play therapy mandala, the brown construction paper represents the ground, or dirt. The seeds are the beginning stage of any flower, and the smaller and larger leaves represent the growth cycle.

The pansy in the center is the focus, and also represents the final growth stage. When I look at this mandala, it reminds me of the feel of soft, warm dirt on my hands from planting, weeding, and fertilizing the flowers.

It reminds me of both the work and the pleasure of watching a plant grow. Also, it reminds me of the sun and the rain needed to produce healthy flowers.

I chose a pansy because if has always been one of my favorite flowers. It comes in a variety of colors, it seems to defy nature by blooming in the winter season, and it was also my sorority flower in college.

After I look at my play therapy mandala long enough, it stirs up spring fever to go outside and plant my spring & summer flowers : )

Learn More About Play Therapy Link:

More Ideas on Play Therapy

For more free ideas on creative therapy visit the link below:

Creative Counseling 101.com Home

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Submit Your Creative Counseling Ideas / Lessons with Other Professionals / Publish Your Ideas Here!.

See our Exciting Selection of eBooks:

Award Winning:

Creative Counseling 101 eBook 
Our Best Seller!

Step By Step Therapy:

Learn how to be a more Creative Therapist with the Book that started it all!

- Graduate School Counseling book used by hundreds of graduate counseling students!

- Includes full color reproducible worksheets with most activities.

- Winner of the Counselor Writer of the Year Award, 2011, Georgia Regional Award

Download Your Copy Today Only $39.95: 

See Creative Counseling 101 eBook Information Here:

Get the Set
of all four  

eBooks for only $98.95:
An incredible collection of how to do therapy eBooks!
A $159.80 Value,
You Save Over $60!

Get your complete set of the Creative Counseling 101.com eBooks by Dr. Michelle Stangline for only $98.95, that's only $25.00 per eBook (Regular Price is $39.95 for each eBook.).

Your complete set includes:

- Creative Counseling 101

- Creative Group Counseling 101

- Creative Play Therapy 101

- Creative Sand Tray 101

For more information click the link below:

See Complete Set of eBooks For Sale Here:


Art Therapy 101 eBook

Over 300 pages of Art Therapy activities and techniques. Learn what I teach graduate counseling students!

See the link below for more information.

Only $39.95

Art Therapy 101 eBook for Sale Link

See More Invividual eBooks For Sale:

Sand Tray Therapy 101 eBook:

Learn how to do Sand Tray Therapy or enhance your skills.

Sand Tray Therapy eBook for Sale Link

Play Therapy 101 eBook

Learn how to do play therapy or enhance your skills.

Play Therapy eBook For Sale Link

Small Group Counseling eBook For Sale:

Learn how to do creative group therapy and enhance your skills.

Creative Group Therapy eBook For Sale Link

School Counselor Guidance Lesson & Social Stories eBook for sale:

Get a year's worth of school counselor guidance lessons with "Creative Warm & Fuzzy Classroom Guidance Lessons eBook". Introduce your students to the "Warm & Fuzzy Way". Click the link below for more information:

Warm & Fuzzy School Counselor Guidance Lessons eBook