The Benefits of Coloring Mandalas with Older Adults
Master of Arts in Art Therapy
This study explored the benefits of coloring mandalas for the older adult population. The 20 participants aged between sixty-two and ninety-one, gauged their stress level with a pre and post stress scale before and after coloring the mandalas, and also answered a questionnaire sharing their experiences of this art directive. The results from this study indicated that coloring mandalas with the older adult population can reduce stress. The participants also enjoyed the social aspect of this study. The participants reported that the action of coloring was relaxing. Further research was recommended.