Mandala - The Healing Circle
Art making and interacting when creating helps people tell their stories, express themselves especially when it may be difficult to express themselves verbally. In a safe environent with directional guided art people can find their voice.
With the combined use of June Mcleod's exclusive method supported by a career spanning more than 30 years, with art, we can in June's words " find new solutions to old problems".
Image language comes before verbal language.
Art helps people find new ways of dealing with emotions that need a release,liberating people to find new ways of dealing with feelings and to improve self esteem
One of June's art methods is combining mandalas with her extensive knowledge of colour, guiding the participant from the outset, directing the picture content, not the placement nor the colour choices. By working together to discuss the completed project June and student with image can have a three way conversation as the meaning emerges. There are real skills involved in maximising these benefits, both interpersonal and creative that are valuable, understanding therapeutic relationship is the most important skill in helping people, June has taught many her exclusive method during her esteemed career spanning more than 30 years.
With art we work with people, rather than do things to them.
The Mandala is a circular colour healing tool used for divining, healing and meditation dating back to ancient times.
In Sanskrit, the ancient language of India, mandala means 'sacred circle'. Hindus, Tibetan Buddhist Monks & Native American Indians all use mandalas as a way of evoking spiritual energy, meditation & healing. Carl Jung used mandalas with his clients & for his own personal growth; his studies revealed their creation allowed a deep healing to take place from within the human psyche.
Mandalas exist naturally within nature; they can be seen in snowflakes, shells, water, tree, trunks and flowers.
June McLeod shares her highly regarded knowledge gained from an esteemed career in colour spanning more than 30 years. June's method combining her colour knowledge with mandalas demonstrates the versatility and indepth knowledge that can be gained by everyone when working with this medium and method. June works with her students in and through the circle and gently guides them to become aware of the transformational energy of the circle when used with colour. The circle, a symbol of wholeness, is a stress-less form that represents unity, harmony & the cycle of life; this circular shape helps us to focus inwards. Colouring a mandala will allow you to work with colour and unlock deep-seated emotions and explore your unconscious thoughts and feelings. The experience of colouring in a mandala is very powerful & transformational in itself, June's method is unique and empowering.
June's former students may read the mandala by looking at each colour chosen in relation to one another & the overall feel of the circle. Often no words are necessary as healing takes place through the process of focusing on the circle & choosing the colours that you are drawn to. Colour is powerful and transformational when we interact with it and especially when used in a circular form.
Mandalas are an exciting and informative tool to work with, they are an integral part of June's work.
Please note : mandalas are used for the Colour 4 Everyone day held annually 21st June
An annual colour day to celebrate the healing impact of colour while helping local children
colour4everyone. You organise the day, you handle all monies and distribute it to the local childrens beneficiary of your choice. We supply the mandala and forms to help your success.
Our original selection of mandala books are being updated, in the meantime,
We recommend you read the best selling book - Colours of the Soul by June Mcleod
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Colour 4 Everyone - the annual celebration of colour day held on 21st June.