Coloring books work like other mindfulness techniques such as yoga and meditation. They can turn down the stress response by helping to slow down the heart rate and breathing, relax muscles and focus the mind on a pleasurable and soothing repetitive activity.
30 Minute Mandalas
This combination of quieting the mind and coloring has been found helpful for those dealing with anxiety and other recovery issues. The web site offers 2-3 free mandalas to download and color, with new downloads available every month or so.
Click ‘n’ Colour
A coloring site designed for adults and older children. You can color on screen or print out the unusual designs for a calming experience.