Art Journal Therapy Activity # 33 - Mandala Coloring Therapy

This coloring exercise will support you to relax, and will show you how you can intentionally color in order to quiet your emotions or expand your horizons.

 

Materials:

 

- Pencil Crayons

 

- Mandala coloring book page

 

 

Method:

 

Calming Emotional Distress

 

Coloring pre-drawn mandala patterns can be surprisingly soothing especially during times of emotional distress. Psychotherapist Rudiger Dahlke, the "father" of the the mandala coloring epidemic, found that creating within a predetermined framework promoted a sense of peace and inner order. 

 

As children we often color before we begin to draw. Coloring within a "perfect, rotating geometric figure" is a way to induct emotional and mental harmony. Concentrated focus on geometric patterns can bring the mind into a state of peaceful order...