Coloring to Soothe the Soul and Mend the Heart
by Jane Vair Bissler, Ph.D., Sheri L. Goldstrohm, Ph.D. and Phyllis Kosminsky, Ph.D.
Why a coloring book for grief? What does a grieving person need? If you or someone you care about has suffered a significant loss, you probably have an idea of what a grieving person needs: time to remember and mourn the one who has died; the comforting presence of family and friends; rest, nourishment, and spiritual connection – people have different ways of healing, but these are a few of the things that many people find helpful. Grieving for someone you love can be exhausting, and many people who grieve wish that they could find a way to take a breather and quiet their minds. This book was created with that purpose in mind. In its pages you will find images and words collected by three experienced grief therapists – images that you can make your own using whatever coloring tools you like. Research on healing from loss suggests that grievers benefit from being able to move back and forth between focusing on the loss and focusing on things other than the loss – their ongoing relationships, work, leisure activities, and so on. This kind of flexible attention is conducive to healing, and it is what this book is designed to help you achieve. If you have not colored in a while, you may be surprised to discover how quickly your mind and body begin to calm down and relax when you do. So pick up your pencils, markers or crayons, and let the comforts of coloring provide a break on your grief journey.
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