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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
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The Healing Nature of Mandala Magic
Girija Kumari Stalin
R. Adlin Pon Joy
Mrs. Girija Kumari Stalin1, Mrs. R. Adlin Pon Joy2
1Lecturer, Nursing Department, College of Health Sciences, University of Bahrain, P.O Box-32038 Kingdom of Bahrain.
2Medical Surgical Nursing, Flat 11 Entrance 1112 Road 0615 Central Manama 0306 Capital Governorate Kingdom of Bahrain.
Art is a creative focus that cultivates Mindfulness. Mandala art is one of the richest artwork created by circular designs that can contain intricate pattern or symbols. Mandala art is ancient-more than 2,000years old! It is found in many cultures and is used in many religious traditions. Carl Jung, the psychologist said that a mandala art symbolizes “a safe refuge of inner reconciliation and wholeness”. Jung used the mandala for this own personal growth and recommended as a therapeutic intervention to promote psychological health as he perceived that drawing mandalas has a calming effect on his patients while facilitating their processing of thoughts and emotion. Today in health care, mandala arts are widely used as a healing tool to treat people suffering with terminal illness like cancer undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief, Substance abuse and addiction.
Art therapy, Mandalas, Healing, Psychological health, Mindfulness, Meditation.
Girija Kumari Stalin, R. Adlin Pon Joy. The Healing Nature of Mandala Magic. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2018; 6(3):281-282.
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