This article is a nexus of research, personal journaling reflections, and mandala creation from the authors own journals and focuses on the use of Mandalas as part of a reflective practice journaling process. Attention to mandala usage within reflective practice considering depth interiority, engaging and sharing with others. The authors approach to mandala construction is included followed by an exercise for observation and assessment of mandalas. The structure for reflective practice helps shape transformational leaders, using expressive arts, narratives in journaling. This transformational Discovery pathway and narrative exercises can be used for creating professional learning communities. This form of reflective practice has possibilities for increased self-awareness and self-care by creating a permanent record of thoughts and anchors.
"THE QUEST FOR SELF: USING MANDALA ART IN REFLECTIVE PRACTICE JOURNALING,"
Comparative Woman: Vol. 1
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/comparativewoman/vol1/iss1/2
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