Stress Reduction @ The Addictions Coach: Coloring Reduces Stress! As coaches and therapists we always assign our clients time to color, paint and decompress.

Stress Reduction @ The Addictions Coach: Coloring Reduces Stress! As coaches and therapists we always assign our clients time to color, paint and decompress. Read on! 1.800.706.0318 www.theaddictionscoach.com

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Adults Are Using Coloring Books to Combat Stress

NBC News

Forget habits like drinking and over-eating–the newest wave in stress relief has arrived in the form of crayons and markers. Grown-ups everywhere have begun taking part in a phenomenon known as “adult coloring,” using specially designed books that are a bit more complex than those created for children. It allows us to be innocent again, in some respects,” coloring book enthusiast Shyla Jannusch told NBC News.“Coloring is also meditative for me, because I just forget everything else and live in the moment.” Jannusch said she believes adult coloring books may have become a favorite pastime for adults because it offers a sense of nostalgia. She hosts coloring parties and started her own Facebook group, Coloring for All, to spread the fun.

So, why are adult coloring books so popular? Adult coloring books are so popular because they have been found to have a calming effect on adults who engage in the activity of coloring. Adults tend to stay calm when they are coloring, whether they use crayons, markers, or colored pencils. As long as they are filling in white spaces, they are on the right track to having a peaceful mind.

 

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/adults-coloring-books/