Saturday, 4 July 2015

cat therapy : a colouring book for adults

A colouring book? For adults? Yep, that seems to be the new craze lately. I'd imagine some people may scoff at the idea and think it's childish but after giving one a try it's safe to say that I'm firmly on board.

You may or may not know that I suffer with anxiety and panic attacks. These can be especially bad at night time and I can find it difficult to get to sleep as I'll have what feels like a million thoughts running through my mind. I've tried many things to help including various 'techniques' I've read online, some herbal medications, etc etc and none have really helped. The Cat Therapy book offers relaxation and stress-relief and I've found that it really does what it says on the tin. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying this is some miracle cure because I don't think there's such a thing, but this book (and any other colouring book I'd imagine) just helps me to calm my mind and I can go into a relaxing little world until I feel like I can try getting to sleep.

The book itself is around A5 size and has a different, beautiful cat-inspired design on each page, with some spread out over two. There are lots of different illustrators who contributed to this book so the designs are all wonderfully different. There are cats (duh!), paw prints, leopard print, mandalas and so much more. I personally use colouring pencils but the pages are quite thick so it's possible that you could use felt tip pens if you wanted. It's a hardback book and my only niggle is that it can get a little tricky as you colour towards the spine and this then means that the spine doesn't look perfect any more but that doesn't bother me too much.

I'd recommend this book to any cat lovers in life who could do with a bit of a de-stressing tool every now and again, or even for anyone who just wants to add in a bit more creativeness when they get a spare bit of time.

What do you think of colouring in as an adult? Have you tried any books yourself?


  1. I saw something like this the other day and I was going to buy it but didn't because I felt silly! Really wish I had bought it now as it does look really fun and as I suffer from anxiety & panic attacks too, anything is worth trying if it helps! Xx

  2. Yeah I'd definitely recommend giving it a go. Like I said, it's no miracle cure but it just helps me to calm down when I get myself worked up over silly things! x


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