February Nature Mandala Event
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About the Event
Mandalas, meaning "circles" in Sanskrit, are sacred symbols that are used for meditation, prayer, healing and art therapy for both adults and children. Mandalashave been shown in clinical studies to boost the immune system, reduce stress and pain, lower blood pressure, promote sleep and ease depression.
Explain to the children that mandalas are special circles that have unique meanings to each artist. Mandalas can use different colors, but they all have something in common: RADIAL SYMMETRY. Mandala art begins with a central point and all other lines/colors/symbols radiate out from that central place
This month's Family thereputic event will be lead by Jessica Ando, MA, LMFT. Jessica has worked professionally as a Grief Counselor with adults and children for over 9 years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology and studio arts with her goal set on becoming a therapist. She received her Master’s Degree in Marital and Family Therapy with specilized training in Clinical Art Therapy and is now a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Hawai’i. As she has worked as a counselor and art therapist in Hawai’i, she also began to pursue her identity as a professional artist, which she now realizes an important part of who she is, and her true gift is being able to create mindful and intentional art. She currently runs Jessica Ando Art as her side business.