HELLO, THIS IS YOUR BODY TALKING: A Draw-It-Yourself Coloring BookTHE CREATIVE JOURNAL APPROACH
With Hello, This is Your Body Talking and its companion volume, Drawing Your Stress Away, 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 Hello, This Is Your Body Talking, Capacchione introduces simple breathing, drawing and writing prompts to encourage physical awareness, stress release, and self-care. She presents her highly acclaimed method of using both hands to access the right brain and balance thinking and feeling with both hemispheres. Readers use art therapy and mindfulness techniques to ground themselves in the physical as an important step toward a more holistic, peaceful existence. These activities have been applied successfully in support groups for veterans, cancer patients and their caregivers, adults being treated for addictions, PTSD and other challenges. A series of prompts 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″)