By 8u4hdz4k4r. kindergarten coloring. At Tuesday, July 09th 2019, 16:27:39 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.”
When testing to measure improvements in psychological outcomes, a study concluded that ”Coloring participants showed significantly lower levels of depressive symptoms and anxiety after the intervention… We conclude that daily coloring can improve some negative psychological outcomes and that it may provide an effective, inexpensive, and highly accessible self-help tool.”
It takes time and skill to complete a page of coloring and requires a great deal of concentration to ensure pencils stay within the lines. There’s nothing more pleasing and encouraging than completing a task and being happy with the result. For a child, it can fill them with pride and the confidence to try something new.