Anti stress coloring books by Art Therapy Coloring
Anti stress coloring books and the practice of coloring for adults has exploded in popularity recently. With this rapid explosion, many adults are new to the adult coloring phenomena and may have some questions about adult coloring in general. Here is a quick overview of what coloring books for adults are we offer:
- Anti-Stress Coloring Books: These are coloring books designed for adults. Compared to children’s coloring books, adult coloring books are much more intricate and enjoyable for adults to color. They typically have much more complex designs that, when coloring, helps the mind relax.
- Art Therapy Coloring Books: Our company is called Art Therapy Coloring and we specialize in creating stress-free coloring books for people who like adult coloring books with a good mixture of all types of different designs to color. We also carry more specialized coloring books such as our mandala coloring books, Nature coloring books, flower coloring book, geometric coloring book, etc. We also carry special occasion adult coloring books for birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, and Christmas. We don’t just create adult coloring books for women either. We create coloring books for men, women, seniors, and teens. We have many types of adult coloring books for a variety of tastes and preferences.
A stress free coloring book has intricate designs and patterns to engage the creative spirit and melt the stress away. The intricate nature of designs in our Art Therapy Coloring Books allow for the mind to enter into a meditative-like state and relax. This takes place when you begin to color the intricate designs and focus on your coloring. Through the focus and the repetition, you relax and your stress melts away as you get lost in the process and forget about your troubles.
Adults have a higher level of concentration than children and need more complexity in their coloring pages. These coloring pages in adult coloring books are complex enough that you tune out everything to focus on the design and experience the joy of coloring. They are also very beautiful to look at. When you are finished you will be awed by your exquisite work of art. Best of all, anyone can produce amazing works of art, no matter what their experience level is.
Here at Art Therapy Coloring, we have chosen designs for our adult coloring books that are relaxing and enjoyable to color. We include a variety of designs and styles in all of our books so you don’t get bored coloring the same type of designs over and over again.
Therapeutic Benefits of coloring
It turns out that coloring books are incredibly good for adults. They actually forge neural pathways that are the same as those created during meditation. This means that when you color, you are actually re-training your brain to be calmer, more mindful, and happier.
Benefits of Adult Coloring Books
- Relieves Stress
- Lowers blood pressure
- Creates brainwave activity similar to meditation
- Gives you a creative outlet
- Increases confidence
- Increases creativity in all aspects of your life
- Fills your life with color and beauty
Coloring has even been shown to improve brain function in people with cognitive problems such as memory loss and mental illnesses. Of course, you should always contact your doctor if you are concerned about any part of your health, including your mental health. But coloring is a fun and enjoyable activity that has many proven mental health benefits, and it is certainly worth taking up the practice to help keep your brain healthy and have fun while you’re doing it!
An anti stress coloring book, or any type of adult coloring book is an effective way to relieve stress. While you color, your mind focuses only on coloring. You can let your thoughts wander, but the deliberate act of putting a colored pencil to paper always brings your mind back to the present moment. This is very similar to the mental activity of meditation. The only difference is that instead of focusing on your breath, you are focusing on carefully filling in small spaces on the page.
Why is Adult Coloring Therapeutic?
Adult Coloring is a trendy new activity that many grown-ups are embracing as a way to relieve stress and relax in the moment. It is also a popular social activity that groups of grown-ups are using to gather and socialize over wine and coloring.
Coloring for adults is widely acclaimed for a wide variety of benefits, namely its stress relieving properties. In fact, coloring has been shown to be one of the most positive and therapeutic mindfulness exercises adults can do. It helps relax the amygdala, which is the portion of the brain responsible for the fight or flight response. Coloring is essentially a form of meditation, and it must be experienced again as an adult to truly appreciate the power it has on reducing stress.
Coloring lowers cortisol levels
When you are stressed, your cortisol levels are high. Cortisol is the “fight or flight” hormone. It gets a bad rap nowadays, but it’s a very good and important hormone to have in the body. Cortisol keeps you alive in times of danger. It has allowed us to survive for as long as we have.
But cortisol is only supposed to be elevated when we are actually in danger. When we are safe, our cortisol levels should not be elevated. And yet, in our modern lives, they often are. Our bodies react to stressors like deadlines, financial problems, stop and go traffic, and even loud music the same way that our bodies reacted to danger like a bear prowling in the forest when we were still living in the wild.
Our cortisol and adrenaline increase and we prepare to sprint, climb, or fight. But, of course, in our modern world, we can’t fight our deadlines. We can’t purge these hormones in a burst of intense energy the way we were meant to. So our cortisol levels remain elevated, all the time, and this causes health problems from depression to hypertension.
In a state of nature, our cortisol and adrenaline levels lower when we are safe. We need that relaxed time to heal. But if we’re always worrying about the next thing we have to do, if we’re always rushing to finish a task or thinking about the next deadline, our cortisol levels stay elevated. Even when we sit down to watch TV, the flashing lights and loud noises can still keep our fight or flight mechanism going.
It doesn’t matter that we don’t have a predator stalking us on the edge of the forest anymore – our bodies think we do. To get into that relaxed, safe frame of mind that will lower our cortisol levels, we have to take some quiet time to focus on something calming and be in the moment.
The beauty of a stress free coloring book, is that it lures you in. The quiet, repetitive act of coloring in the spaces helps you get into that mindful, meditative space where your brain and body can heal.
Who can benefit from Therapeutic coloring for adults?
Art therapy coloring books are for anyone! Many of us would benefit from lower stress in our lives.
- Anyone who is stressed
- Adults of all ages
Here at Art Therapy Coloring, we have stress free coloring books that are geared towards relieving stress. Even if you don’t have a lot of stress in your life, our adult coloring books are fun to color!
Printable anti stress coloring pages (free)
Want to try coloring a stress free coloring book before spending money on one? We’ve put together some free printable anti stress coloring pages that we can send to your email so you can instantly print them out and get your color on! If you are looking for a fun, relaxing activity to do on an evening at home or when you’re relaxing with friends, you should try coloring!
As a social activity, coloring provides an enjoyable activity to help everyone relax. It makes the conversation better and the time more beautiful. As a meditative practice to do alone, coloring brings you into a profound sense of calm. You only have to try it to see how much benefit Art Therapy Anti Stress Coloring Books can bring to your life! Give it a try!