Unlike traditional coloring books, which require fine motor control in highly detailed predetermined patterns, Drawing Your Stress Away is an “anti-coloring book” that helps reduce tension through emotional expression, self-nurturing, and artistic discovery.
With Drawing Your Stress Away and Hello, This Is Your Body Talking, art therapist and educator Dr. Lucia Capacchione presents a new concept in adult coloring: the draw-it-yourself coloring book. Forty years ago, Capacchione originated the Creative Journal Method to help clients and students reduce stress, heal trauma and unleash creativity.
Using more than fifty prompts and vibrantly illustrated examples, The Creative Journal—a classic in the fields of art therapy, memoir and creative writing, art journaling, and creativity development—guides readers through drawing and writing exercises to release feelings, explore dreams, and solve problems creatively.
Originally released in 1980, The Creative Journal has become a classic inthe fields of art therapy, journal therapy, memoir and creative writing, artjournaling and creativity development. Over fifty journal prompts featuredrawing and writing to release feelings, explore dreams, do creativeproblem-solving and gain insights. Topics include emotional expression,healing the past, exploring relationships, self-inventory, health,relationships, life goals health and more.