Mandala Symbolism and Techniques

Innovative Approaches for Professionals


Author: Susan I. Buchalter

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 184905889X

Category: Psychology

Page: 286

View: 6495

This book outlines practical exercises for using mandala creation with a variety of client groups, to elicit discussion about issues such as depression, anxiety, relationships and goals. Mandala design is presented in a variety of ways, allowing the therapist the flexibility to gear sessions towards clients' specific needs and capabilities.

Finding Meaning with Mandalas-A Therapist's Guide to Creating Mandalas with Children


Author: Tracy Turner-Bumberry LPC, RPT-S


ISBN: 0996419918


Page: 170

View: 2780

This book will give therapists valuable insight into the history and meaning of mandalas. Fifty mandala interventions are included with clear directions as well as guidelines on how to introduce, create and process a mandala creation with clients. Mandalas are fun and meaningful interventions for clients of all ages! This book will be a valuable addition to therapists who wish to incorporate mindfulness into their therapy practice.

Raising Self-Esteem in Adults

An Eclectic Approach with Art Therapy, CBT and DBT Based Techniques


Author: Susan Buchalter

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857008218

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 6668

Self-esteem is the building block of therapy and wellness and is crucial in overcoming depression and anxiety and in leading a fulfilling, functional life. Filled with hundreds of practical activities to help clients build their self-esteem as they become increasingly mindful and self-aware, this book contains a rich assortment of approaches from art therapy, dialectical behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapy. The innovative and established methods examined in the book are based on sound, evidence-based techniques, illustrated with real client experiences, to help therapists gain a greater understanding of how the approaches take effect. This is an essential resource of activities for all art therapists, as well as counsellors, psychologists, other mental health professionals and social workers interested in using art therapy techniques in their work. It is appropriate for use with a wide variety of clients and patients, including those suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Mandala Workbook for Inner Self-Development


Author: Anneke Huyser

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9789074597562

Category: Self-Help

Page: 112

View: 7297

For the author, creating mandalas is a way to make sense of what is preoccupying her inner self. Here, she shares the methods she has developed for creating these symbols of wholeness and balance--and teaches readers how to make their own. Contains relaxation and visualization exercises and practical tips. Includes eight full-color plates of mandalas.

Creating Mandalas

For Insight, Healing, and Self-Expression


Author: Susanne F. Fincher

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590308059

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 207

View: 8188

The traditional designs known as mandalas were recognized by C. G. Jung as symbolic representations of the Self. This book is a practical guide to mandala drawing for personal growth, stress reduction, and creative expression. Fincher introduces the history and ritual use of mandalas in cultures all over the world; offers guidance in choosing art materials, techniques, and colors for the creation of personal mandalas; and discusses the symbolism of shapes, colors, numbers, and motifs, such as birds and flowers, that may appear in mandalas. She also presents several illustrated case histories of people who successfully use her techniques.

Mandala Symbolism

(From Vol. 9i Collected Works)


Author: C. G. Jung

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140088604X

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

View: 4295

Contents: Mandalas. I. A Study in the Process of Individuation. II. Concerning Mandala Symbolism Index Originally published in 1972. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Essential Play Therapy Techniques

Time-tested Approaches


Author: Charles E. Schaefer,Donna Cangelosi

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462524494

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 312

Highly practical and user friendly, this book presents 58 play therapy techniques that belong in every child clinician's toolbox. The expert authors draw from multiple theoretical orientations to showcase powerful, well-established approaches applicable to a broad range of childhood problems. Activities, needed materials, and variations of each technique are succinctly described. Of critical importance for today's evidence-based practitioner, each chapter also includes a historical perspective on the technique at hand, a rationale explaining its therapeutic power, and a review of relevant empirical findings. The book enables readers to determine which strategies are appropriate for a particular child or group and rapidly incorporate them into practice.

Creating Personal Mandalas

Story Circle Techniques in Watercolor and Mixed Media


Author: Cassia Cogger

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440348327

Category: Mandala in art

Page: 144

View: 2835

"Discover the magic and mystery that awaits when you express yourself within the safe space of a circle. In Creating Personal Mandalas, you'll see how this most basic of shapes opens your heart and always leads you back to your center. In each of the 10 chapters, you'll explore two soul-expressing mandala exercises, facts and history on featured symbols, insights for using the confines of the circle for personal and visual storytelling, as well as inspiring art and reflections from contributing guest artists."--


Luminous Symbols for Healing


Author: Judith Cornell

Publisher: Quest Books (IL)

ISBN: 9780835607100

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 154

View: 5465

"Mandala "will guide readers of all levels through simple mandala exercises and easy-to-follow drawing techniques, incorporating meditation and guided visualization with lavish illustrations. By exploring the tradition of the sacred circle, readers will learn how to create their own unique and powerful works of sacred art and use the mandala symbol as a self-transformative tool that manifests and enhances their own spiritual consciousness. The new edition also includes a CD with meditations set to music and guided exercises.

Meditative Mandala Stones

Create Beautiful Designs While Relaxing and Focusing


Author: Maria Mercedes Trujillo Arango

Publisher: Rock Point Gift & Stationery

ISBN: 1631062336

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 3375

Create beautiful art and find peace of mind with Meditative Mandala Stones. Used for centuries across different cultures and religions, a "mandala" is often used as an aid to meditation. The earliest forms of this art date back to the Stone Age where it is said they were used to represent nature's cycle and were, of course, found on stone! Meditative Mandala Stones kit will teach you to draw both ancient symbols and modern mandalas to alleviate feelings of stress and foster your creativity You will learn to create spiritual mandalas, nature inspired mandalas, animal mandalas, and so much more! This kit includes: - 2 large river stones - 4 metal calligraphy/drawing tips - wooden holder for the metal drawing tips