Mandala Monday – Indians Use Art Therapy to Reduce Anger by Paulo Boranti

Author: Paulo Boranti

Like the rest of the global village, Indians also experience anger, that raw, powerful emotion that seems to take over our lives, consuming our thoughts.

Indian people use an art therapy technique, drawing ‘mandalas’, to help calm and express their rage in a careful and controlled way.

Mandala, is the Sanskrit word for ‘circle’. Within this circle the Indians say there are no rules, a space in which you alone exist. A place where you can let your feelings come out as a swirl of colours and lines.

The Times of India recently featured an article on how this process works.

How Mandalas Work

Participants find that once they finish drawing an angry mandala, they are tempted to draw a new, happy one, since their anger has been released through artistic expression. If you suffer from anger management issues, perhaps you should give it a try.

Participants like Manju Mohinani says:

“You get lost with the colors and the movement of your hands and thus you express yourself clearly without even realizing it. The best part is that when you do mandalas you are not thinking, you get so lost in the drawing. You don’t feel that you are working on yourself, its so easy and so much fun.’

Manju is a real advocate of drawing mandalas – it’s the way she as dealt with her anger for years, stating that she just takes out paper and crayons and lets go. Once the drawing is complete, she feel at peace with herself again.

Manju Mohinani

Manju Mohinani

Drawing Materials is All That’s Needed

Drawing a mandala is very simple. All you need is a sheet of paper and a box of crayons or coloured pencils, the kind used in schools by children is fine. Mandalas are not an art, so you do not need to worry about how they look or whether you are doing them right or wrong. You’re not trying to create a masterpiece, the point of the drawing is to express how you feel.

Manju says:

‘to sketch an anger mandala , just sit and feel your anger. When you feel, it clearly takes up the colour that fits the best. Then draw a circle on the paper and let the feelings emerge on their own. Let them get expressed inside the circle, using whatever lines or colors that come. Don’t censor yourself and don’t think, just let go.’

Participants find drawing mandalas is something that is easy to do, and is a novel way of revealing your true feelings, break down some boundaries and show that you are in control. And of course, if you are in control, you can take steps to solve the problem that was causing the anger.

The Benefits of Drawing Mandalas and What They Might Mean

The primary reason for drawing a mandala is to be an outlet for anger, but sometimes people see a certain significance in what they have drawn.

If you do give mandalas a try, have a look to see if your drawings are full of ‘fighting spirit’, passion and frustration shown by heavy, jagged, red lines? Are the drawings made up of more gentle, softer colored, curved lines, showing you are more depressed and apathetic about your situation?

Red, brown or black are the typical colors for angry mandalas. The shapes  and their position are also quite indicative of inner feelings. The overlapping shapes and black crosses and show a lot of anger. Anger spills over when your drawing extends beyond the confines of the circle.

Mandalas provide a way of dealing with turbulent events in our lives, providing an almost childlike way to express yourself and have fun. You might find that the drawing helps you understand a little bit more about the cause of your anger.

While there are plenty of other therapies, none are quite as much fun as mandalas .Using a crayon to scribble on a simple piece of plain paper takes us back to those carefree childhood days. It’s a satisfying and fun therapy. And remember, you do not have to understand your drawings, just the process of drawing the mandala is enough to relieve the burden of anger.

So, the next time you find yourself getting wound up, instead of grumbling and grizzling for weeks, just grab some colored pencils or crayons, place out a sheet of paper and let go. You will not only deal with your anger, but have a wonderful time doing it as well. And the best part, you will relish every moment.

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Paulo Boranti has recently published his guide to job seeking, Job Hunting – Getting the Job You Deserve. Paulo is a motivational coach, who has run his own freelance consultancy practice for many year, and now passes on his knowledge online. Paulo also writes an interviews and jobs blog.


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6 Practical Questions to Help You Move Forward with Letting Go – by The Sedona Method

Several months ago I wrote a post titled Letting Go – A Powerful Transmission of Truth about an online film from the Sedona Method, which I highly recommend. In fact, I’ve been so impressed by their techniques that I have not only purchased a number of products, but I have become an affiliate. Today I have some information to share with you  from The Sedona Method on this process, plus a special offer on the Sedona Method Course. I hope you will find it as transformative as I have.

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Until recently the only way to find out about us was to be on one of the direct mail lists we use or to know someone who’s taken one of our seminars or bought a home study course. Now, we are reaching more and more people via the Internet. There is a wise saying: “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.” So, perhaps the reason you are just now finding out about it is that you are now ready for it.

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Releasing is restorative rather than exhaustive. As you release, events which may have caused you emotional pain in the past and are continuing to cause you pain in the present are let go. What remains is a peaceful feeling. It’s really a very calming experience.

As you practice, you can expect to feel much better, start making better decisions, be more in control of your life, have better relationships and, in general, have your life improve significantly. The specifics for each individual vary widely because each of us has our own unique experiences, goals and life circumstances. Once you discover how to release, your inner self begins to blossom in many exciting ways.

Everything reported on our website is possible for you. The Method is a tool, and the more you use it, the more you will get out of it. Most graduates report feeling immediately calmer, happier and more alive. This leads to relationship improvement, emotional and physical wellness, greater prosperity, and a happier life in general.

Q. If this is so simple, why isn’t everyone doing it?

A. Actually, everyone does. Releasing is a perfectly natural experience, which everyone has benefited from at one time or another. The Sedona Method shows you how to put that experience under your own control so you can let go consistently, whenever you choose, rather than have it happen only by accident.

There is a place within each of us that is more “core” than just an array of memories making up our past—a calm place from which we can witness the events of our lives without being affected by them. When you learn to access this place, your past issues dissolve more easily as you bring them to awareness.

The Method will not only lead you toward being able to access this “place,” it will also clarify for you the basic underlying motivations that result in all the pain, suffering and discomfort you need to release in the first place. And it will, of course, provide you with the means of letting go of all that comes up for you discover as a result of your new understanding.

Q. Is this a religion, belief system, spiritual practice or brainwashing technique?

A. No. The Sedona Method is simply a technique to let go of unwanted feelings, emotions and everything else that is holding you back. It does not require any special beliefs or ideologies and is in harmony with all religions, belief systems and spiritual practices. The Sedona Method is actually the opposite of brainwashing. The Sedona Method frees you from your dependencies, allowing you to think and act clearly, calmly and thoughtfully. That’s what releasing is all about—freedom.

Q. Is releasing compatible with what I’m already doing?

A. The Sedona Method is like no other system that you’d be familiar with. It is truly unique. However, the feeling of release is something that you are definitely familiar with, even if you haven’t experienced it in a long time. The Method is, however, compatible with most anything else you might already be doing.

It’s compatible with other therapies.

Although the goal of therapy is letting go of unwanted feelings and emotions, The Sedona Method gets you there without being dependent on going to a therapist week after week for months or years at a time. You don’t need to talk to anyone to get results from The Sedona Method. But if you are already seeing someone that is helpful to you, the Method will accelerate your progress.

It’s compatible with meditation and spiritual practices.

You meditate with your eyes closed and have to withdraw from the world to get results. And it often takes weeks, months, and even years to experience profound results. The Sedona Method achieves the same results and more in less time with an “eyes open” technique. Rather than withdrawing from the world you become more “involved” in the world. And because you can do it with your eyes open, you can release in the middle of any life circumstance, while it is happening, and before it has a chance to adversely affect you. Plus, you don’t have to adhere to rules from any group or guru.

If meditation, prayer or affirmations are part of your practice, using the Method will help to clear your mind from moment to moment so that when you do engage in your spiritual practice, you will find yourself more focused and able to go much deeper much more easily.

It’s compatible with motivational programs.

Motivational CDs are great when you are listening to them. But the effect doesn’t last. You are depending on an external source for your motivation. The Sedona Method teaches you how to create/activate your own motivation and then tap into it whenever you feel the need. You don’t need to follow anyone’s orders but your own. In fact, you become your own best coach/teacher.

If there are motivational programs that serve you well, you will find that practicing the Method simultaneously will help you to move past the emotional barriers and break through personal limitations that would have kept you from moving forward before thereby enhancing the results of your program exponentially.

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Q. The price seems a bit high to me. How do I know it will work for me?

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Is it worth a small amount of your time and money to rid yourself of stress and worry, especially with regard to your health and well-being? What price would you put on that?

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Letting Go – A Powerful Transmission of Truth

Have you heard of The Sedona Method? In the 30 some years I’ve be exploring spirituality and personal growth, I would from time to time get some promotional literature from them. In fact, it come so regularly over the years that at times I could almost say I felt like The Sedona Method was stalking me! I’d look at the literature, something about it would be intriguing, but I never felt the urge to act on it. Somehow it just wasn’t the right time.

Recently I received an email about a movie called “Letting Go.” Something about it was interesting enough for me to click on the link and see what it was about. And guess who created this movie? The Sedona Method people, of course! At the time they were offering the viewing of the movie online for $4.97. Something in me said, “OK, it’s time to check this out,” so I paid my fee and watched Letting Go online.

I was blown away! For those of you who don’t know this about me, I’ve been a student of Gangaji ( for the last 5 years. When I met her I fell into Love with her in a way that I had no frame of reference for, and still have no words to describe. It was an experience and is a relationship like no other, and through it I have experienced a depth of love I never knew possible, and realized the truth of who I am as that Love. So long story/short I wasn’t searching for anything more spiritually. And that is why it was such a surprise to discover this movie, Letting Go.

First, I have to say there is nothing in Letting Go or The Sedona Method that is at all in conflict with what I have realized with Gangaji. In fact, as I watched Hale Dwoskin speak in Letting Go he kept using the same words that Gangaji uses, often the exact same phrases. I kept thinking, “these two are channeling from the same source!” and they are, truth is truth.

What Letting Go offers is an opportunity for an experiential realization of this truth of who you are. The transmission from Letting Go was so powerful for me that I signed up for an advanced online course called Beyond Letting Go.

The Sedona Method has been evolving and growing over the last 30 years and now offers many powerful ways of letting go of whatever “story” you have running and experiencing the truth of who you truly are. Watching Letting Go you get the chance to experience this along with the workshop participants who were filmed last year in an event in San Francisco. No matter whether you have, or even want to have, a spiritual teacher as I do (some of us just seem to need that relationship, others don’t), Letting Go is an opportunity to open to the truth of who you are, the oneness experience you have been seeking, and learn to let go of the human dramas that keep you from realizing Yourself. And…… drum roll please…

The folks at The Sedona Method have made the online viewing of Letting Go FREE for the month of December. You can also purchase the DVD if you would like, but you can watch it first for free. (Now that December has past the price for viewing online is $4.97)

Hale Dwoskin and the others at The Sedona Method are truly dedicated to the  spiritual awakening of humanity. They put Letting Go together so that anyone who saw it could have a powerful experience of the truth of who they are, whether they ever decide to pursue more of the products available from The Sedona Method. And this month they are making it possible for everyone to view it for free.

Give yourself the gift of the hour and 8 minutes of Letting Go. Take that time to experience for yourself this powerful transmission.

And please come back and tell us what you experienced!


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