2000 / COSTA RICA / Regina Drumond
Regina Drumond is a
psychologist in Brazil who uses the mandala in her workshops.
Regina recently held a workshop at the 4th Congress of Creativity
in San José, Costa Rica and submitted the following text
Activating and Developing
workshop was developed at the 4th Congress of Creativity in
San Jos», Costa Rica, in March 2000 and was coordinated with
I am a psychologist
working in the areas of organization and quality control, development
of human resources and creativity. This workshop took place
in Costa Rica with 43 adults working in various businesses such
as banks, hotels, embassies, publicity and communication companies
as well as government agencies.
use the mandalas as a metaphor for teamwork
work with the primary process of creativity -
stimulate intuition and other potentials of the participants.
First I address
the curiosity of the participants. I explain what the mandala
is and how it relates to them.
Placed in the middle
of the room was a beautiful crocheted cloth and a flaming candle.
I explain the 4 elements: air, earth, fire and water and about
how mandalas are created in Costa Rica (see photo).
participant received a geometric mandala to paint with the colors
that they choose. After they complete their mandala, each person
placed their artwork in the middle of the room, constructing,
step by step, a group mandala (see photo).
then danced around the collective mandala. I explain the different philosophical
aspects of the mandala as well as the creative process itself.
The people then divide into
small groups to create mandala ≥teams.≤ Each team constructs a mandala
made of different materials that represent each team members' personal
It was an unforgetable experience
for me and for all participants. They told me that they each experienced
a personal discovery. Some of their discoveries included: how we are
each different, what beautiful work we each created, how important the
group synergy was, how we have mandalas in all parts of our lives.
After the workshop we all
felt so relaxed and happy! Following the congress, the twelve facillitators
got together to discuss the different workshops. ≥Mandala≤ was the principal
word used and discussed. The Mandala workshop had made a major impact
on all involved, including the other facillitators!
REGINA C. DRUMOND
RUA ESPIRITO SANTO 977
601 30160-031 BELO HORIZONTE - MG BRASIL
FONE : 55 31 226 66 25