The Elmo Willard Library located at 3590 East Lucas Drive will be hosting a weekly coloring get together for adults, entitled “Coloring Therapy for Adults.”  The program will take place each Monday at from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

The newsletter, Higher Perspective, had an article entitled “Psychologists Say Coloring Is The Best Alternative To Meditation” claims psychologists found that coloring in or out of the lines helps unlock creative potential.  It also helps relieve tension and anxiety, something we have amply in this society of ours.  “I recommend it as a relaxation technique,” says Antoni Martinez, a psychologist.  “We can use it to enter a more creative, freer state.  I recommend it in a quiet environment, even with chill music.  Let the color and lines flow.”  He’s not alone in that belief either.  “There is a lot of history of people coloring for mental health reasons,” says Ben Michaelis, also a psychologist.  Carl Jung used to try to get his patients to color in mandalas at the turn of the last century, as a way of getting people to focus on the subconscious to let go. Now we know it has a lot of other stress busting qualities as well.

For additional information, please contact Elmo Willard Library at (409) 892-4988.