Bring strength, happiness and positive energy and people into your life! Improve health; increase resilience and mental strength; increase self-esteem; improve sleep; transform negative emotions and feelings of lack into ‘being’ and ‘having’ enough!
“Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.” — Amy Collette
The Gratitude Mandala Workshop is a fun entrance into the world of mandalas, meditative art and mindfulness. It’s ideal for individuals and groups seeking positive connections and creative ways to improve health while having fun.
7 Benefits of Gratitude
According to Psychology Today, “Giving thanks can transform your life,” and there are 7 scientifically proven benefits of practicing gratitude including:
- Gratitude opens the door to more relationships.
- Gratitude improves physical health.
- Gratitude improves psychological health.
- Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression.
- Grateful people sleep better.
- Gratitude improves self-esteem.
- Gratitude increases mental strength and resilience, and can reduce PTSD.
Workshop is 2 hours and is accompanied by inspirational readings, texts, instruction, relaxing music and a slide show. No experience necessary.
Mandala workshops are fun, relaxing visual meditations that can restore harmony, balance and a sense of wholeness and well-being to the individual, which in turn can improve and strengthen the wellness and productivity of relationships, teams, groups and ultimately, your business, family or community!
Participants leave with a super cool 12″ x 12″ shimmering creation that can serve as a reminder to stay in an “attitude of gratitude,” as well as a new experience and practice in mindfulness for promoting self-care, relaxation and wellness.
Contact us for inquiries and a quote.
*Featured artwork by participants of Mandala Workshop hosted by Cut Out Cancer at Milano Day Spa (Bloomfield, CT). Workshop content © Donna Gentile. All rights reserved.
About the Instructor
Donna Gentile, artist, educator and founder of Community Mandala Project uses art and the power of stories to inspire, empower and transform people, businesses and communities. Mandalas and other meditative art helped her heal after domestic violence by giving her a way to work through difficult emotions, push past limiting beliefs, take back her power, tell her new story, strengthen resilience and thrive. Gentile has worked with incredible organizations since 2004 such as The Bushnell of Hartford, Cancer Care, Catalyst Foundation, Connecticut Women’s Consortium, Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS), Farmington Valley Health District’s veteran’s initiative, Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited, Cut Out Cancer, AIM for a Better Tomorrow, senior centers, assisted living facilities, schools and more. Donna is also a graphic, brand and web designer, musician and mother.