“The mandala is an archetypal image whose occurrences is attested throughout the ages. It signifies the wholeness of Self”. Carl G Jung, from “Memories, Dreams, and Reflections”.
“The Mandala is a sacred space that represents both our desire for outer wholeness and our longing for inner peace.” Artist Peter Patrick Barreda
In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to create and have interpreted their unique mandala, with information and instruction on this specific art therapy form and healing modality. Art therapy is especially useful for people with trauma, who desire to do grief work, and those suffering from depression and anxiety. Mandala art unleashes a sacred core of healing power that addresses the understanding of the subconscious mind’s need to feel right about self, and to feel connected to life that is all around us. Mandala is simple, efficient, and unique to each personality.
The goal of this workshop is to give the participant another tool in the symbolic toolbox in working with self or others as an expression of the inner workings of the personality. When explained, mandala art can be useful to guide a person to expose the trappings that people ofen find themselves: stuck in holding patterns that do not compliment the inner work they desire; to explore, uncover, move forward, connect, and heal. Mandala art is ofen accompanied by the written word, another powerful tool for healing work as it is the sacred expressions that are part of each of our personal stories.
Jo Coppola is a Graduate Handwriting Analyst and holds a Master Degree in Community Counseling Psychology. Jo is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She has been teaching workshops on Handwriting Analysis and Art Analysis for over 25 years. She has been delivering staff development workshops for Omega Institute since 1997 and has presented workshops to various professional organizations and institutions. Jo has been involved in working with college and high school students with handwriting analysis as a tool of awareness, tuning each one to their unique intimate self. Jo is a member of the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation as well as the American Association of Handwriting Analysis. You can learn more about Jo at www.voyageofthepen.com.