Mandalas are traditionally used in many eastern spiritual traditions as a tool to aid meditation.
The object is to create a circle of memories and to spend time learning about what each family member holds as a significant memory for them. This activity is used to build communication, acceptance, and deeper connection.
Task: Establish an area in your home that is available for creating a large circle (i.e. table, floor space, etc.)
- Each person in the home should spend some time going through old photos, trinkets, keepsakes, jewelry, letters, etc. Each person must come back with at least 5 items of significance that mean something or hold a memory of someone special to them.
- Each person will go around and describe their first item and what significance it holds for them (one at a time). You will then place your first item down.
- Then each person will move onto their next item until all 5 items have been explained by each person.
Have fun connecting and creating a circle of love and memories!
Source: Therapist Aid