A New Study Reveals Coloring Mandalas Aid in Stress and Anxiety

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(Newswire.net — December 9, 2019) Wilmington, DELAWARE — More and more experts are actually claiming that activities like the ones involving a coloring book for adults are beneficial. In particularly, the use of coloring books has been associated with anxiety and stress relief. 

A study was published in the Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association.

In this research, it has been suggested that coloring mandalas or geometric patterns help in reducing levels of stress and anxiety. 

This project was completed by Nancy A. Curry, BA, as she was pursuing an undergraduate degree at Knox College with then associate professor, Tim Kasser, Ph.D., who is now the Professor and Chair of Psychology at Knox College.

In this research, the investigators examined coloring therapy that combines elements of art therapy and meditation. It involved 84 undergraduate students who received a brief anxiety-induction. They were also randomly assigned to color either a mandala, plaid form, or blank piece of paper.

It has been found that there was a drop in anxiety levels approximately the same for the mandala- and plaid-coloring groups. Further, both of these groups achieved more of a decrease in anxiety than the unstructured-coloring group.

More studies are still being carried out to learn about the brain health benefits of coloring deeper. However, it is undeniable that many people are experiencing the advantages of using these books. 

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This type of pen has retained its popularity over decades due to the benefits it produces. Gel pens are generally smaller compared to paint markers, and do not need shaking for them to work. They also produce strong and vibrant colors and they have tips that do not break like pencils do.

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