The Effectiveness Mandala Therapy on Coping Stress
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Mandala as therapeutic intervention commonly used by ordinary people and therapists to reduce psychological stress. However, in Indonesia particularly in Medan, there is no scientificalevidence-based on empirical research of itis in treatment related to coping stress. This wasan explanatory study that examined the effectiveness of Mandala coloring therapy in thereduction of stress level. The stress level was measured by the Perceived Stress Scale at baseline and after coloring. A sample of 32 adult participants assigned to coloring a Mandala pattern in three times experimental condition. Results findings suggest that structured coloring of Mandala pattern induce a relaxed state that decreased stress level.