7 Coloring Books to Calm Your Mind

7 Coloring Books to Calm Your Mind

The popularity of coloring books is no surprise considering the benefits—from stress-relief to mindful awareness. Color your way to peace with these 7 picks from Spirituaity & Health.


Perfectly sized to fit into a pocket or handbag, The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People (The Experiment) by illustrator Emma Farrarons combines elements of nature alongside rolling waves and kaleidoscopic designs.

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Jim Gogarty started drawing mandalas after a spiritual awakening during meditation. His new book Stress Less Coloring: Mandalas: 100+ Coloring Pages for Peace and Relaxation (Adams Media, Sept 2015) offers a creative path to calm the mind.

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Step into the mystical and magical with this coloring book designed to not only relieve stress, but step into mindfulness. Sacred Symbols: Coloring Experiences for the Mystical and Magical (HarperOne; Oct 2015)

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Uninspired by mandalas and prefer a more vintage aesthetic? Try this beautiful book: The Art of Nature Coloring Book: 60 Illustrations Inspired by Vintage Botanical and Scientific Prints (Adams Media).

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Color Yourself Calm: A Mindfulness Coloring Book (Barron's) not only offers wonderful pages filled with intricate mandalas, but quotes and mindfulness techniques to boot.

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Cheer up your day with Color Me Happy: 100 Coloring Templates That Will Make You Smile (Quarto Knows). Art therapist Lacy Mucklow and illustrator Angela Porter collaborate on this Zen coloring book organized in therapeutically-themed chapters.

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Check out artist Wendy Piersall's captivating time-lapse video of coloring a page from her book Coloring Flower Mandalas: 30 Hand-drawn Deisgns for Mindful Relaxation. (Ulysses Press)

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