Learn a restorative way to cope with loss. Remember, honor and celebrate your loved one; express and move through grief; connect with your grieving process; make new and lasting friendships; heal your heart.

We all experiences loss at some point, but are we allowing ourselves to grieve?

How can we honor and move through the grieving process in a restorative way so we can continue to live and thrive?

In the Healing Hearts Memorial Mandala Art Workshop participants learn creative ways to honor their loved one, express loss, explore their unique grieving process, reflect on memories and visualize strength and hope for the future.

Workshop is 2 hours and is accompanied by inspirational readings, texts, instruction, relaxing music and a slide show. No experience necessary.

Participants leave with a meaningful 12″ x 12″ mandala to be treasured as well as a new experience and mindfulness practice for moving through grief and promoting self-care, relaxation, self-healing and wellness.

The Healing Hearts Memorial Mandala is one of 12 Art for Wellness Workshops available to businesses, teams, families, groups and communities.

*Featured artwork by Donna Gentile of Community Mandala Project. Workshop content © Donna Gentile. All rights reserved.
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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.

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