Adult Coloring Book Designed to Inspire Those in Recovery
Did you love coloring books as a child? Have no fear; you can still color as an adult. Adult coloring books have skyrocketed in popularity. Adult coloring books offer an inexpensive way to boost your self-expression and creativity, plus they help reduce stress.
Now, a coloring book is being created specifically for the recovery community. The coloring book will offer those in the recovery an outlet to express their creativity. The publisher, Health Communications Inc., has deep roots in the addiction and self-help field. The coloring book will have soothing drawings and added encouraging quotes, to create “Inkspirations for Recovery.”
“Using a coloring book for someone in early recovery is an excellent way to distract them from not only the mental obsession but the physical craving that characterizes addiction.”
Inkspiration user C. Rosenberg loves soaking in the book’s thought-provoking messages:
“An hour spent coloring a page in this beautiful book is an hour very well spent—relaxing, comforting, and, ultimately, satisfying. The quotations and messages sprinkled throughout offer a deep level of contemplation to this creative pastime.”
The coloring books are composed of high-quality papers that allow using various mediums to color with, like water color paint. Occasionally, dark colored markers may bleed through the thick pages. The perforated pages are easy to pull out, and you can even hang your beautiful colored artwork when finished.
Rokelle Lerner, known in the recovery field, was chosen to select the though provoking quotes included win each page. She is the Senior Clinical Advisor to Eric Clapton’s Recovery Center, the Crosswords Centre. Her background made her a perfect choice to contribute to the book. She already has a book titled “Daily Affirmations for Adult Children of Alcoholics.” Health Communications just finished celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2016. They have also released a series of ready to color greeting cards so that people can send the cards for any occasionally.
Coloring Books Only For Kids?
After reading all of that, if you are still hesitant to pick up a coloring book, you are not alone. Many people associate coloring books as something for children. Several studies have found that adult coloring books help with many emotional and mental health issues.
For many, boredom and lack of structure are major triggers for reckless behaviors. Coloring books give you a time where you can focus on coloring and clear your mind of negative energies. Try coloring to remove your concentrate on negative issues and habits and utilize them in a safe and productive way.
Coloring brings us back to a more simple time. The days where “adulting” was not a thing yet, and we were carefree, without responsibility. The ability to tap into your inner child is a very cathartic experience. It can take you away from your present stresses and worries, even for just a few hours. So, put down the checkbook, and the stack of bills, and get coloring!
Whether you like to stay in the lines, or scribble in every way imaginable, Inkspiration has a coloring book for you. Coloring can be a fun, relaxing way of unwinding in recovery. If you are struggling with temptation in your journey, please give us a call today. If you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse or addiction, please call toll-free 1-800-777-9588.
Author: Shernide Delva