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Creating Mandalas


"The circle we draw

contains - even invites -

conflicting parts of our

nature to appear."

 - Susanne F. Fincher






Upcoming Class Dates

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Facilitator: Victoria Van Zandt

The word "mandala" comes from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit and simply translates to "circle."  Cultures around the world have used mandalas since the beginning of time for meditation, healing and as C.G. Jung believed, "to connect to the unconscious"

In this two-hour workshop, we will use colored pencils and pastels to create mandala drawings. I will introduce techniques and themes to approach your drawing and discuss how mandalas can aid in healing, meditation and relaxation. Most of all, you will learn how to create your own mandala and discover the benefits of working with the sacred circle.

Facilitator Bio

Victoria Van Zandt is a Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Art Therapy Intern in private practice in West Los Angeles, California. She brings over twenty years of experience working in healthcare and a decade of experience working in the expressive arts, to her work with individuals, families and groups of all ages.

Victoria integrates the healing power of creative expression
- including poetry, art, and play - to help clients access their emotions and feelings more easily and quickly than using only language might allow. She believes in a collaborative process between the therapist and client and uses imagery and active listening to assist clients as they discover greater clarity of body, mind and spirit.

As an art therapist, Victoria assists clients
in achieving greater self-awareness during life transitions, for living with chronic illness, dealing with grief and loss, and/or as they seek greater insight in their lives.

Ms. Van Zandt works with adults as well as children and adolescents
. She uses her professional and personal knowledge of living with a chronic illness for over thirty years to help others navigate the challenges and celebrate the successes of living with an ongoing health condition.

Continuing Education for Health Professionals
This workshop meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for CA MFT's and LCSW's as required by the CA B.B.S. (Provider #PCE3858.)



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