By 8u4hdz4k4r. kindergarten coloring. At Saturday, October 05th 2019, 12:38:24 PM.
A psychologist in Melbourne, Australia is an avid fan of coloring as an effective tool for helping his clients relax and unwind. Dr. Stan shared that he was having trouble getting his clients to use traditional techniques such as breathing, yoga and meditation to help control anxiety. When he saw how quickly and easily coloring relaxed children, he decided to research it as an alternative for adults and found it helped them achieve the same deep sense of relaxation. He maintains that ”five minutes of coloring a day is enough to get the same effect on the brain as about an hour worth of conventional meditation.”
We hope that by highlighting the vast benefits of coloring that we may even inspire teachers to use it in upper primary and elementary schools as an effective way of calming their students and introducing them to mindfulness.
It’s well documented that using light-emitting electronic devices prior to going to bed delays the circadian clock and suppresses levels of a sleep-promoting hormone which results in more time required before falling asleep. Most of us are guilty of using such devices in the evening so if sleeping is an issue, replacing devices with coloring books can be beneficial.