Mindfulness is recognised as offering a slew of mental health benefits and is recommended by many therapists. Many individuals, however, struggle to complete mindfulness effectively as they very easily become side tracked and distracted by their thoughts. Most often it is people with attentional difficulties who are affected the most. They may set out to complete mindfulness but find themselves getting drawn into ruminating or worrying instead. People with such difficulties may find that coloring in therapy will be a more effective solution to help them remain in the present moment.
Within recent years researchers have discovered that coloring in complex illustrations offers similar benefits to mindfulness. In a recent study, scientists asked people to perform two different art-based activities, 'doodling' versus 'coloring in'. They found that individuals who colored in had significantly reduced anxiety compared with those who doodled (where no change in anxiety was noticed).
The anxiety reduction associated with coloring in could occur in several ways. It could be because a) coloring in puts less stress on working memory (a mental mechanism that people use to sustain attention) - Ostensibly, it is easier to remain focused if an activity is right in front of you b) the complexity of the selection of coloring materials is sufficient to prevent people drifting off into worrying or ruminating c) the process of coloring in requires focus to keep colors within the lines.
Complex adult coloring books such as this one may therefore be of benefit if you are struggling with stress and/or anxiety.
This book focuses on a fairy world theme. The fairies in this book have found many creative solutions to make use of discarded objects, including old boots, kettles, and other items. Each illustration gradually reveal more hidden details about magical activity within the fairy world.
This book has 40 beautiful black and white illustrated pages. The illustrations show a wide variety of fairy activities and environments. They also show how the fairies make good use of natural resources.
This book comes with a free PDF version. Details explaining how this book can be downloaded in a PDF format are contained inside this book.
Adult Coloring Book - Magical Kingdom
- Soft bound
- High quality paper
- One-sided pictures
- 40 black and white illustrations
- Extra large paper - 8.5 inches by 11.0 inches
- Free PDF included (see inside of book for details)
- 200gms cover
- Paper suitable for pencils, pens, felt tips pens, and acrylic pens
- Makes an excellent gift for a loved one struggling with stress or anxiety
- An excellent way to relax and unwind.