The perfect book for stressed-out adults who want to reconnect, simply and easily, with their inner creativity while on the go.
Work, kids, relationships, meetings, traffic, bills...we all face stress on a daily basis and sometimes you just need a way to relieve the tension and avoid burnout, illness, or worse.
A simple and inexpensive way to relieve stress is by coloring images, which can be soothing. Some even consider it an alternative to stressors, ultimately aiding in reversing the effects of anxiety. Refocusing your attention on something completely different to engage in a mental, physical, and emotional shift can help break the pattern of consistent stress and allow one to rejuvenate. Part of the international bestselling Colour Me series, Portable Colour Me Stress-Free is a guided colouring book designed for harried adults. Art therapist Lacy Mucklow and artist Angela Porter offer up 70 colouring templates, all designed to help you unplug and unwind at the end of each day.
Organised into seven therapeutically themed chapters, readers can explore the benefits of putting pencil (or crayon!) to paper and channel their day-to-day stresses into a satisfying, creative environment. Don't forget to try Portable Colour Me Calm, Portable Colour Me Happy, Portable Colour Me Fearless, and the full-sized colouring books, Colour Me Stress-Free, Colour Me Calm, Colour Me Happy, and more!
Lacy Mucklow (MA. ATR-BC, LPAT, LCPAT) is a registered, board certified, and licensed art therapist who has been practicing art therapy in the Washington, DC area since 1999. She has experience working with a variety of mental health populations and settings, including schools, home-based counseling, and hospitals with adolescents, families, and adults. Lacy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Studio Art from Oklahoma State University, and a Master of Arts degree in Art Therapy from The George Washington University.
Angela Porter is a self-taught artist who finds inspiration in nature, especially ammonite and other fossils. Much of her work is abstract with flowing lines, shapes, and colors that create textured and detailed artworks. She works with technical drawing pens, watercolors, inks, colored pencils, and metallic paints and pens. She lives in South Wales.