Colouring For Life

Black and white has its charms, but life is in colour. There is life in colouring too. And it’s not just for kids. Do you know why colouring is good for you? Why.

Black and white has its charms, but there is life in colour. There is life in colouring too. And it’s not just for kids. Do you know why colouring is good for you? Why.

Without thinking twice, I picked up a crayon and began to colour in with my daughter. It was only after a couple of minutes that I sort of came to and realised that “this is actually really therapeutic”.

This didn’t happen to me. I don’t have a daughter. But i am a teacher. And when I colour with my children, it makes me feel better.

Adults from all walks of life are turning to colouring books as a form of stress release, therapy and just plain old fun.

This is true.

Psychologist Carl Jung believed that colouring mandalas helped patients experience many of the benefits of meditation, like inner calm and self realization.

Creative meditation.


Explore-o-holic – Adult Colouring Books

Neuropsychologist Dr. Stan Rodski explained that colouring elicited real neurological effects, stating: “We started seeing changes in heart rate, changes in brain waves…the most amazing things occurred.”

An art therapy student from Lesley University recently attested to the increase in coloring books in her university lectures to help students focus.

Help. Students. Focus.

Over the past few years, coloring has evolved from a children’s pastime to a legitimate form of therapy and meditation.

Coloring goes beyond being a fun activity for relaxation. It requires the two hemispheres of the brain to communicate. While logic helps us stay inside the lines, choosing colors generates a creative thought process.

Whole Brain Thinking Promoter

When you colour

Your brain experiences relief by entering a meditative state
Stress and anxiety levels are lowered
Negative thoughts are expelled
Focusing, you achieve mindfulness
Unplugging from technology promotes creation
Anyone can colour
It’s a hobby on the go

And here’s how:

COLOURING BOOKS AND MORE: From eye-catching and engrossing colouring books for everyone to other, handsome one-of-a-kind creations for someone special, we have a range of artistic offerings that go beyond the conventional and into over 50 product categories, Put simply, Engrave has something for anyone who appreciates good taste, and ethical making practices. Welcome to the world of Engrave. Welcome to a handcrafted, personalised, and thoughtful world.

Avinash Subramaniam

Avinash has been an advertising writer, fiction writer, poetry writer, freelance writer and serial wronger. Other roles he has been in include those of an editor, brand builder, and teacher. His interests include advertising, scrabble, body building, chess, cinema, making money, reading, internet culture, cricket, photography. To hear him air his thoughts, follow him on Twitter @armchairexpert.


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