by Play Therapy Student
Fruit and Candy Mandala in play therapy class
A mandala is a great way to express feelings. This means a lot coming from a person that keeps feelings bottled up. After my experience making a mandala, I am certain of the benefits it has in counseling.
I have been struggling with my weight for years. It goes up; it goes down; and it goes up again (seems like it doubles). My greatest challenges are sweets: snack cakes, candy bars, sodas. If it is high in fructose syrup, I'm eating it.
Today is the day that I decided to go cold turkey - no more sweets. I'm supplementing my urge for sweets with fruit.
I decided to make a mandala as a representation of my struggle of sweets versus fruit for my play therapy assignment. My mandala is made with a snack cake centered, surrounded by strawberries.
Also included are orange slices, sliced apples and pink grapefruit, white grapes, and pineapples.
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