Mandalas for Managing Stress and Increasing Wellbeing Smith Center, DC, Sat, Sept 12, 2015, 10 am-3 pm

Mandalas for Managing Stress and Increasing Wellbeing
Smith Center, DC, Sat, September 12, 2015, 10 am-3 pm
Rebecca Wilkinson, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT and Gioia Chilton, PhD, ATR-BC
Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
To Register: call 202 483 8600
Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Mandalas for Managing Stress and Increasing Wellbeing

The Mandala serves to move us towards psychological growth,
expressing the idea of a safe refuge, inner reconciliation and wholeness.
Carl G. Jung, Mandala Symbolism

Mandalas, a Sanskrit word meaning for “containers of essence”, can serve as vessels into which we project our psyche and a visual reflection of our experience. It is then returned to us as a way of restoration. Mandalas can also be a means to set and focus an intention—in this case our focus will be on managing stress. We will outline elements of stress and explore what it means not only to reduce stress but to increase wellbeing for ourselves and others. Let’s reduce our stress and feel more joy, peace, energy, clarity and motivation!

This workshop is designed for all ranges of artistic experience–you need not consider yourself an artist to attend. All materials will be provided.

Snacks will also be provided. Bring a box lunch or lunch can also be gotten from healthy, reasonably priced restaurants in the neighborhood.

Objective 1) Attendees will be able to identify 3-5 signs of stress and 3-5 indicators of wellbeing.
Objectives 2) Attendees will be able to 3-5 strategies for reducing stress and increasing wellbeing.
Objectives 3) Attendees will be able to list 3 therapeutic benefits around using mandalas in art therapy as a stress reduction tool.

Suggested Donation $45
($55 with Continuing Education Credits* for mental health practioners) To register or for more information contact Smith Center by calling 202-483-8600 by visiting or emailing
1632 U Street NW, Washington DC 20009
Metro accessible, Red & Green Lines

Smith Center programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

For mental health professionals
Creative Wellbeing Workshops is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (#6656) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events and programs that meet NBCC requirements. Creative Wellbeing Workshops is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

My name is Rebecca Wilkinson. I'm a licensed clinical art therapist and an artist. I use the creative process to help people learn more about themselves and experience a higher quality of life. I can be reached at