Thursday, February 24, 2011

Coloring Mandalas

A couple of weeks ago, I covered a group with another Art Therapist. The group was Coloring Mandalas, and the group members could choose pre-printed mandala designs to color in using colored pencil, markers, gel pens, pastels, or paint. The group members showed care and effort in coloring the mandalas. They socialized and joked around. The group was designed to help participants relax and enjoy themselves. This is a healthy coping skill for the sex offenders to develop and practice, and can help with stress management. You can find free mandalas to print at websites such as and