Each year thousands of refugees and immigrants seek asylum into the United States.
Many of these individuals carry a limited amount of personal possessions through this
journey, but an abundance of trauma and anxiety. Although there are a number of
studies focused on this population across the world, there lacks a variety of programs
and workshops offered to these individuals specifically in the United States. Over the
years art therapy has proven to be an effective treatment modality with traumatized
individuals, including refugees and immigrants. The following proposed program is
designed to treat school age refugee and immigrant children who display signs of
anxiety. This program utilizes Mandalas as a primary focus to support lessoning stress
and anxiety symptoms.