Okay…Let’s get right to the point…coloring is not going to solve your issues with chronic pain…but, please believe us when we say that you can become more relaxed and actually temporarily forget about your pain and discomfort.
Scientists have found that coloring quiets the amygdala, the part of the brain that gets activated when we are distressed by our pain.
For people with chronic pain or illness, the great thing about adult coloring is that it can be done just about anywhere. You can color laying down, standing up or sitting. You can be in bed, at a desk, in the waiting room of your doctor’s office or my favorite place to color, at the beach.
Is coloring going to heal your pain or illness vanish…no, but at least for brief periods of time you can hopefully forget about your health and feel a sense of peace and calm…a state of mind that is a welcome respite from the stress of living with chronic pain/illness.
Have you found coloring to be helpful when living with chronic pain or illness? If so, I would love to hear about your experience!