Learn the Secrets to make a Play Therapy Mandala in Play Therapy

by Play Therapy Student
(Rome, Ga. )

Play Therapy Mandala - Learn the Secrets of Play Therapy Mandala

Play Therapy Mandala - Learn the Secrets of Play Therapy Mandala

As I closed my eyes to clear my thoughts I began to see different colors for my play therapy mandala. I believe these colors represent themes in my life. In order to create my mandala, I have chosen to use fluffy balls that come in a variety of colors. When I began to arrange them on the page, the balls began to take a shape of its own.

The first color I chose was red for my play therapy mandala. When I think of red I think of all of the love in my life. I receive love from many people but mostly from my significant other. The red balls are placed close to one another as if to feed off one another. The red balls are mostly on the right side of the mandala. I think this is because I am right handed and often resist or push people I love away.

The next color I added to the play therapy mandala was blue. As I was meditating I saw lots of blue, including water and a blue sky. For me, the color blue represents peace and calmness. It has been closely placed near the red because my loved ones bring me peace. I also think of the things I do in order to relax myself, such as swimming and boating.

The green balls are placed throughout the play therapy mandala and really have to pattern to them. Green is supposed to symbolize growth. How ironic the green balls are touching all the other colored balls. When I think of this, I see how from every other colored ball and experience in life, I grow personally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Looking at my play therapy mandala, the purple balls run throughout, from top to bottom and left to right. I think of these being all the daily obstacles that are in my life. No matter which path I take or who is in my life I must constantly change and be prepared for anything. The challenges in turn affect all the other areas in my life.

The orange balls represent the desire to succeed in all aspects of my life. In my mandala, the orange is closely placed near the purple and red colors. To me this means I have a strong will to put everything I have into the success of my relationships and challenges. I meet challenges head on and push for excellence in my life.

Finally the yellow balls represent happiness in my life. There is no particular order or placement for the balls. Happiness comes in all shapes and forms. In my daily life I strive to find the positive in every situation I face.

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