Is coloring therapeutic for adults? REDUCE STRESS AND ANXIETY
Coloring has the ability to relax the fear center of your brain, the amygdala. It induces the same state as meditating by reducing the thoughts of a restless mind. This generates mindfulness and quietness, which allows your mind to get some rest after a long day at work.
How can I practice mindful coloring? Mindful Colouring asks us to focus on how we choose and apply colour in a design to bring our awareness to the present moment. This process is similar to meditation, we let go of any thoughts about tomorrow or yesterday, or what we are going to do when we finish. “In this current moment, I am colouring in.”
What is best for adults to color with?
- Soft core colored pencils:
- Gel pens:
- Fineliner water-based markers:
- Brush and broader point water-based markers:
- Blending marker – This one does double duty – blending both pencil and marker – although the shelf life is shorter than the blender pencil.
What is a mindfulness coloring book? Mindful coloring is a simple yet powerful practice that combines the proven, time-honored tradition of thoughtful meditation with the growing popularity of adult coloring books, and shows that any activity, done right, can be an exercise in mindfulness.