After surviving Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Nadine Lucas, a school counselor for children in grades kindergarten to fifth, found healing through making mandalas, doodling, collage, and art journaling. Her art expresses her healing journey and shows hope and joy as well as the pain, sorrow and fear that she was releasing. Her stunning art work sears through your soul and speaks volumes on the power of love. Her triumph over PTSD is amazing. It’s clear that Nadine has done great healing and is empowering others by sharing her magnificent artwork.
Art is a powerful transformation tool that helps us express the pain and sorrow that lurks beneath our consciousness and allows a safe way to release it. Below are a resources to help you explore using mandalas and art for healing.
- Mandalas as a Spiritual Practice
- Creating Mandalas: for Insight, Healing, and Self-Expression (book – not an affiliate link)
- Cool Art Therapy Intervention 6 Mandalas
- Expressive Art Workshops
View more of Nadine’s incredible artwork on Flickr.
All images on this page are copyright by Nadine Lucas and taken from her public Flickr portfolio.