By 8u4hdz4k4r. kindergarten coloring. At Friday, June 28th 2019, 19:14:51 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.”
The act of coloring is likened to meditation or mindfulness in that it gives people something else to focus their attention on. When the brain is focused on a simple activity that takes us outside of ourselves and with a predictable outcome, it’s able to relax.
Coloring can be a highly effective way of fostering physical and psychological development in children. While it’s a relaxing form of self-expression that stimulates creativity it also promotes a range of benefits to nurture well-being.