The example below is of a mandala that one of my students did for her homework assignment. This student loved the ocean and she chose sea shells to represent her mandala.
This is an example of how creative the mandala project can be for clients and students.
In the mandala below the student chose to use food and sauce to represent the mandala homework assignment. This student was a foodie and made the mandala look as if a chef created it.
This is one of my favorite mandalas that a student created. She chose to go outside in nature to create this beautiful nature mandala.
Mandalas do not need to be difficult. You can use markers to create a mandala as the student did below. She also turned this into an above / below mandala to represent stages of her life.
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"Beyond Art Therapy" is the concept from Dr. Stangline that combines all creative fields in therapy. It is not the traditional "art therapy" but goes beyond to include sand tray therapy, play therapy, mindfulness, meditation, color therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and a vast majority of other therapies.
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