What’s Behind The Adult Coloring Book Movement?

What’s Behind The Adult Coloring Book Movement?

A need for community and connection has led to the rise of color therapy groups in Seattle

Macala Wright
  • 26 april 2016

Have you started coloring in the last year now that there are books geared toward grown ups? For the past year, adult coloring books have been a thing, topping Amazon best seller lists. Coloring therapy is believed to reduce stress and anxiety, exercise fine motor skills, train the brain to focus and promotes mindfulness. Psychiatrist Carl Jung prescribed coloring to his patients to help calm and center their minds. To establish effectiveness or simply call it quackery, PSFK joined a local group in Seattle, called kolor nights, to see if coloring helped this writer relax and connect in a new community.

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