Mandala Symbolism And Techniques

Author: Susan I. Buchalter
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 184905889X
Size: 15,49 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book outlines practical exercises for using mandala creation with a variety of client groups, to elicit discussion about issues such as depression, anxiety, relationships and goals. Mandala design is presented in a variety of ways, allowing the therapist the flexibility to gear sessions towards clients' specific needs and capabilities.

Die 5 Dakinis

Author: Tsültrim Allione
Editor: Arkana
ISBN: 3641233119
Size: 18,17 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Dakinis sind Himmelstänzerinnen, mythische Geistwesen mit wechselndem Temperament. Sie stärken die weiblichen Kräfte in uns – jene Qualitäten, die wir in Zeiten wie diesen besonders dringend brauchen, um uns selbst und die Erde zu heilen. Lama Tsültrim Allione, eine der bekanntesten tibetisch-buddhistischen Lehrerinnen im Westen, zeigt uns darüber hinaus, wie die Dakinis uns helfen können, wann immer wir Mut und Durchhaltevermögen brauchen. Und wie sie uns sogar bei alltäglichen Problemen wie Entscheidungsschwierigkeiten oder Aufschieberitis zur Seite stehen. Durch kraftvolle, jedoch leicht erlernbare Meditationstechniken können wir uns mit den Dakini-Kräften verbinden und sie zu machtvollen himmlischen Begleiterinnen machen.

Art Therapy And Creative Coping Techniques For Older Adults

Author: Susan Buchalter
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003096
Size: 18,55 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Art and the therapeutic uses of art provide older adults with valuable ways in which to express and share their feelings, needs and fears, and with a resource for coping with life's major changes. This practical book is filled with step-by-step exercises for art therapists and other professionals to use in work with older adults, either individually or in groups. The author provides brief, imaginative warm-ups, which encourage participants to become more at ease expressing themselves creatively. She offers ideas for engaging and innovative creative projects across a range of media, including art, music, movement, poetry and creative writing, all of which can be adapted, personalised or combined to meet the particular needs of individual participants. Points to consider when working with this client group are explored, and case study examples, with participants' artwork, are included throughout. Appropriate for use with all relatively able older adults, including those with depression, anxiety or in the early stages of dementia, this will be an invaluable tool for art therapists as well as counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers and carers.

Raising Self Esteem In Adults

Author: Susan Buchalter
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008218
Size: 11,95 MB
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Self-esteem is the building block of therapy and wellness and is crucial in overcoming depression and anxiety and in leading a fulfilling, functional life. Filled with hundreds of practical activities to help clients build their self-esteem as they become increasingly mindful and self-aware, this book contains a rich assortment of approaches from art therapy, dialectical behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapy. The innovative and established methods examined in the book are based on sound, evidence-based techniques, illustrated with real client experiences, to help therapists gain a greater understanding of how the approaches take effect. This is an essential resource of activities for all art therapists, as well as counsellors, psychologists, other mental health professionals and social workers interested in using art therapy techniques in their work. It is appropriate for use with a wide variety of clients and patients, including those suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

The Mandala Workbook

Author: Susanne F. Fincher
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590305183
Size: 12,95 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Mandala-making is fun, relaxing, and can show you things about yourself that may surprise you. Susanne Fincher invites you to make mandala creation a practice, and to experience the insights and delights it can provide. Based on ancient European artifacts, contemporary religious iconography, and traditional tantric art, mandalas are circular designs that offer a profound symbol of the wholeness of the self. The Mandala Workbook offers a complete guide to mandala work, based on the Great Round-the twelve archetypal stages that represent a complete cycle of personal growth. Each chapter focuses on one stage and aims to fully engage readers in the meaning or purpose of that stage. Through a variety of step-by-step exercises and activities, each chapter provides mandala-making projects to help connect readers with the transformative powers of the mandala. Building on her previous books, Susanne Fincher highlights connections between the archetypal imagery of circles and working toward a balanced wholeness of self. This book combines theory and philosophy with practical and creative methods to present an engaging and hands-on approach to mandala work.

Creative Quiltmaking In The Mandala Tradition

Author: Jean Eitel
Editor: Chilton Book Co
ISBN: 9780801976148
Size: 19,32 MB
Format: PDF
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Surveys quilting techniques and materials and supplies guidance on designing and making quilts in the mandala pattern