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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.
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.”
”If you look at it from the brain perspective, when they started coloring their brain learn it as a happy place and it helped them to feel quite youthful again,” He said. ”It’s a carefree happiness because with that childhood memory comes a sense of no responsibility, accountability or pressure, and the brain reacts to that.” He’s so convinced of the little known power of coloring that he even created his own range of coloring meditation books.