You’ve no doubt seen and heard this enormous fad that is adult coloring — it’s everywhere. It turns out, there’s tons of research supporting the mental health benefits behind it. I have to say, as someone who has worked with children for almost ten years, and an avid colorer, I can attest to the relaxation that comes from it! And who doesn’t need to relax a little more?
Dana Dovey writes in Medical Daily “Research shows this form of therapy often has tangible results. One 2006 study, for example, found that mindfulness art therapy for women with cancer helped to significantly decrease symptoms of physical and emotional distress during treatment. Another study from the same year concluded that after only one hour of art therapy, adult cancer patients of all ages “overwhelmingly expressed comfort” and a desire to continue with the therapy.” (read the full article here)