Therapeutic Benefits of Coloring

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: How can coloring help you de-stress?
Air Date: 1/18/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Daniel Siegel, MD
Daniel Siegel Dr. Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry.

He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative.

Dr. Siegel is currently clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships.

Dr. Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization, which offers online learning and in-person lectures that focus on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes. His psychotherapy practice includes children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He serves as the Medical Director of the LifeSpan Learning Institute and on the Advisory Board of the Blue School in New York City, which has built its curriculum around Dr. Siegel's Mindsight approach.
  • Book Title: Mindful Coloring: Calming the Mind Through Art
Therapeutic Benefits of Coloring
You might remember passing time as a kid by coloring, but you might have left that activity behind as you grew up.

Coloring isn't just for kids anymore.

In fact, coloring is actually beneficial and can help you de-stress. It can also be used as a way to get in touch with your inner sensations and help you practice mindfulness.

Daniel Siegel, MD, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss the benefits of coloring.


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