Coloring as a low-stress activity.
Coloring allows to unlock your creative potential. Perhaps more important, it helps relieve tension and anxiety. It unlocks memories of childhood and simpler times. As psychologist Antoni Martínez explains: “I recommend it as a relaxation technique. We can use it to enter a more creative, freer state. I recommend it in a quiet environment, even with chill music. Let the color and the lines flow.”
Just a bit before publishing this post,the top 20 of amazon books for adults did contain 6 coloring books for adults. We would say that is a sign it actually works! So we did some reading in the review section on amazon to see what people really think about it when using it. The results are amazing! A couple of quotes from the reviews:
“Coloring my stress away and keeps me from taking any medication.”
Thats a comment we would like to endorse! Whow. Reducing stress, to levels that people are getting off medication. Results for sure! Yeah!
Doctors are creative too:
“We place adult coloring books in the waiting room of the hospital area in which I work. … Patients and their families can color in the books while waiting and easily rip out the pages if they want to take their artwork home with them, or they can leave it for other people to admire or add to.”
One more, because reading about this effective method is so much fun:
“a kid again… I always loved coloring as a kid and I wanted to see if I could capture that creative relaxed feeling again. I wasn’t disappointed! … after coloring for a just a few minutes I feel focused and ready to meet the rest if my day.”
Ben Michaelis, a psychologist, says, “There is a long history of people coloring for mental health reasons. Carl Jung used to try to get his patients to color in mandalas at the turn of the last century, as a way of getting people to focus and allow the subconscious to let go. Now we know it has a lot of other stress-busting qualities as well.”
Lets dive a bit deeper into the benefits of coloring for adults on the next page and how to “Rediscover your inner kindergartener.”
What do you think?