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Today is Day 8 of the 12 Days of Giveaways! Today’s giveaway is an adult coloring set from Kimberly at Grace is Sufficient.
I’m super excited about this giveaway for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it’s a beautiful and thoughtful gift from my friend, Kimberly at Grace is Sufficient.
Coloring is not just for kids!
While there is no research to support coloring as a form of relaxation, art therapy has been used as a relaxation technique for quite some time. Clinical psychologist, Dr. Scott Bea, Psy.D., has said –
While adult coloring may differ slightly from this mindfulness art therapy, I suspect the adult coloring would yield similar results. It is likely that its therapeutic benefits would be similar to listening to a person’s favorite music…Adult coloring requires modest attention focused outside of self-awareness. It is a simple activity that takes us outside ourselves. In the same way, cutting the lawn, knitting, or taking a Sunday drive can all be relaxing.
Dr. Bea says coloring can be relaxing in three ways (read more):
- Attention flows away from ourselves.
- It relaxes the brain.
- Low stakes make it pleasurable.
It’s important to reduce stress and find ways to relax. This is especially important for those with a chronic illness. Stress can trigger a flare in symptoms and cause more pain.
Here are some more beautiful adult coloring kits at Amazon:
Enter for a chance to win an adult coloring set from Kimberly! The winner will be drawn on December 20 and will be contacted via email*.
*Each winner will be contacted via email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be drawn.
Good luck to all entrants! Merry Christmas!
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