Creating Healing Mandalas to Cope with Grief and Loss

Creating Healing Mandalas to Cope with Grief and Loss


Dec 19 2023


7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Facilitator: Deborah Adler, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT

Mandala-making is a common Art Therapy method used for insight, healing, and self-expression. This circle form is a balanced, centered design that helps you feel calm, relaxed, and focused; and is another way to practice mindfulness. Circles often symbolize our connectedness with all people, including our lost loved ones.

Licensed Art Psychotherapist, Deborah Adler, will lead you into creating your own mandala allowing you to explore your feelings whether they reflect grief, sadness, inspiration, or hope. Be open to get creative, allow your mind to explore and enjoy the process while you design your art piece with colors, images, and words that inspire you to reflect on your loved one. There will be dedicated time following the art experience to share mandalas and process any feelings and emotions that come up for you. No artistic skill or experience is required.

When: December 19, 7 – 8 PM EST

Where: Online via Zoom

Cost: FREE! Reserve your spot on Pinelawn’s Eventbrite page

Attendee Materials Needed: White Paper (9”x 12”, or whatever you can get)-(cardstock ideally, but if you can’t its fine), plate or circle to trace (8-9”), markers, pencil, colored pencils, option (pastels) and photo or photo copy of deceased loved one.

More about Deborah: is a Board Certified, Registered and Licensed Art Therapist and business owner to her private practice, Deborah Adler Creative Art Therapy P.C. Deborah has practiced Art Therapy for over 30 years and have worked with inpatient and outpatient pediatric and adult clients.

Deborah incorporates creative modalities such as art, play, writing and drama within the therapeutic process for building self-esteem, easing anxiety, self-regulation and copying with depression, loss, trauma, and disempowerment. She was a former board member of the New York Art Therapy Association for over a 20-year span and recipient of the Pam Clark Service Award and Honorary Life Member Award. She is also an artist and has participated in several Juried Art Exhibitions. She continues to lead workshops and presentations in the Art Therapy community, as well as other supportive group venues on self-help topics. She also has training in Reiki, Sandtray, Play Therapy and ASL.

**Upon registration, you will be sent a confirmation email. To access the online workshop, it is important to use the Eventbrite reminder emails (one will be sent the day of the event) and log into your Eventbrite account to access the online workshop. Although we use the Zoom platform, Eventbrite emails will grant you access to the Zoom meeting. You will not be sent a Zoom link.**

For questions, contact Christin Alexander, Community Outreach Coordinator, at or 631.249.6100 x120.

Disclaimer: The information shared in this program is not intended to act as a substitute for any legal and mental health advice concerning individual situations; neither Pinelawn Memorial Park or COPE, its Board of Directors, staff and personnel shall be responsible for any outcomes arising from any information or exercises provided in this program.