Monday, July 13, 2015

WANT TO BE MORE MINDFUL? TRY THIS COLOURING BOOK

This book is a gem---a colouring book for adults.

The book, entitled The Mindfulness Colouring Book: Anti-stress Art Therapy for Busy People, and created by French illustrator and graphic designer Emma Farrarons, is filled with pages of beautiful black-and-white line drawings.

Art therapy is nothing new, nor is the idea of colouring---'colouring-in', I always called it---for adults, but this colouring book is the best I’ve seen, and it now sits on top of the Australian independent bestseller list.

Numerous peer-reviewed studies have shown that mindfulness improves one’s powers of concentration, focus and attention, and the converse seems true as well---that is, any activity requiring those three things enhances one’s powers of mindfulness. Additionally, such an activity can serve as a powerful anti-stress remedy, and study after study has shown that mindfulness is a most effective anti-stress remedy.

I love this adult colouring book. For a baby boomer such as myself, the book is not only great therapy, it’s also a chance to re-experience one of the great joys of my childhood.


Book: The Mindfulness Colouring Book: Anti-stress Art Therapy for Busy People, by Emma Farrarons. Publisher: Pan Macmillan. Imprint: Boxtree Ltd. 2015. ISBN 9780752265629.



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