DRAWING YOUR STRESS AWAY: A Draw-It-Yourself Coloring BookTHE CREATIVE JOURNAL APPROACH
With Drawing Your Stress Away and its companion volume, Hello, This is Your Body Talking, art therapist and educator Dr. Lucia Capacchione presents a new concept in adult coloring: the draw-it-yourself coloring book. Unlike traditional coloring books, which require fine motor control in highly detailed predetermined patterns, Capacchione’s “anti-coloring books” provide the inspiration for users to make their own art, tune out their inner critics, and take the training wheels off their natural creativity.
“The draw-it-yourself format, in contrast to that of conventional adult coloring books, offers the reader a handcrafted and personalized journey, rather than one molded to fit an outline created by the author. The exercises – are informed by and imbued with Dr. Capacchione’s wisdom as a longtime Registered Art Therapist. The reader will feel her support.”
_Katherine Ziff, author of ArtBreak: A Creative Guide to Joyful and Productive Classrooms
In Drawing Your Stress Away, Capacchione offers gentle drawing and writing prompts that help readers set aside perfectionism, honor their artistic sides, and release emotions. She presents her highly acclaimed method of using the nondominant hand to access right brain emotional expression, intuition and creativity. These activities have been used successfully in support groups for veterans, cancer patients and their caregivers, adults being treated for addictions, PTSD and other challenges. Art therapy and mindfulness techniques – including a series designed to encourage great self-care – guide users toward a more peaceful state of being.
author: Lucia Capacchione, Ph.D.
publisher:Ohio University/ Swallow Press
format: paperback(8.5″ X 11″)