Mandalas are traditionally used in many eastern spiritual traditions as a tool to aid meditation. In western culture, mental health counselors often use mandalas as a form of stress relief, a tool for art therapy, and as a meditative exercise. We have used mandala printouts with therapy groups, during stress management presentations, and as a fun little handout to leave on waiting room tables. If you are helping a client put together a stress management plan, throw in a few of these worksheets for them to complete after a long day. Both children and adults love filling in mandalas, probably because of their relaxing nature and the satisfaction of seeing color fill the frame.