Adult Coloring Book Therapy

I am sure that you have heard of adult coloring books.  My sister, who is a psychologist, absolutely loves them.  She even uses them in her therapy sessions and has groups dedicated to their use.  Why have they become so popular?  As seen on the link at the bottom of the page by CNN.com, adult coloring books help to relax you and ease stress.  Although I didn’t actually think about it at the time, I do really enjoy coloring with the kids.  It was relaxing even though I hadn’t thought about it at the time.

Suddenly, these books were EVERYWHERE!!  I bought one that was a flowery one to give it a try and really enjoyed it.  I used colored pencils but will give fine tip markers a shot next time for more vivid colors.

Just a few weeks ago, I was talking to my husband about how cool it would be if they came out with comic book adult coloring books.  Not only do you get all the benefits of coloring, but how cool would it be if it was about your favorite hobby?  I was in Books-A-Million and saw one for The Walking Dead.  WHAT?!  I was so excited and found all kinds of sci-fi ones including Star Wars and Doctor Who.  Marvel even has one out!  I put a bunch on my Amazon Associate Shop so that it is easy to find if you are interested.  Send me a picture with your finished drawing!!

Check out the CNN.com link below if you want to find out more about the benefits of adult coloring books.

Why adult coloring books are good for you – CNN.com

Once obscure, adult coloring books have reached new levels of popularity. But do you know exactly why a page and some pencils can do your mind some good?

Source: Why adult coloring books are good for you – CNN.com

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