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Mental Health Awareness Month 2022

Mental Health Awareness Month 2022

Julie Willand

For the month of May, we observed Mental Health Awareness Month. Through a series of blogs, newsletters and videos, we encouraged conversations and creativity supporting mental health awareness and well being. Our desire in this series was to explore the Zentangle Method as a supportive tool for mental health and to highlight stories of those using the Zentangle Method in their own mental health journey. We are grateful to all of you in the Zentangle community for joining us in these conversations and sharing your stories. Our hope is that these conversations help reduce the stigma around mental health struggles. In this...

One Stroke at a Time...

One Stroke at a Time...

Julie Willand

Julie writes... I often find when writing a blog post, the underlying theme is how the characteristics and philosophies of the Zentangle Method have made their way off my tiles and into my everyday life. Things such as gratitude and appreciation come easy to me, but the “No Mistakes” took a little more time to embrace (and I am still working on it!), but the one that I think has affected me most is “anything is possible, one stroke at a time.” I’ve always had a flare for the dramatics and for as long as I can remember, my first...

Paige Scheinberg, MS, ATR-BC, CZT writes.... I remember the moment I discovered Zentangle®. I was sitting at a computer at my first art therapy internship in graduate school feeling totally overwhelmed and anxious about entering the mental health field and working with people with severe and chronic mental illness. During my short breaks between facilitating art therapy groups and seemingly endless documentation, I would often search for inspiration for new, engaging art processes that could help my clients meet their treatment goals. On this fated day, I unexpectedly discovered an image that was filled with incredible patterns that weaved in...