I have recently begun a new hobby of coloring! I’ve been experimenting with different books from Target (ranging from approx $3-$15) and different materials.
I’ve tried regular markers, fine point Crayola markers, colored pencils and combining markers and colored pencils.
Another therapist and I have been having our children and teenage clients use these coloring books while doing their neurofeedback training. We notice that the clients are relaxing easier and quicker than when they watch a movie or play a game during neurofeedback. We combine the coloring with deep breathing and visualization to help clients have more theta (relax) brain waves.
We are seeing great success!
If you’re looking for a way to relax and be creative, you could try coloring!