I have found that using the mandala, especially with those resistant to the art-making process, can be very soothing and healing. There are several ways to "warm up" to the creative expression, as a blank piece of paper can sometimes feel daunting and uncomfortable.
Some major art therapy myths to tackle for the resistant client include:
- I must be “good” at art in order to create art
- If my art is not “good”, then I will be judged and rejected
- Art is for children, not adults
- Art has no value for my mental and physical health