Crafting in general is helpful at aiding mindful thought so long as you are enjoying it. Some people love knitting and scrapbooking, while others prefer wood-turning or sculpting with clay. Play is vitally important to human well-being.
The interest in adult colouring books has boomed in recent years as more and more people are discovering this relatively inexpensive method of restoring calm to their mind and paying attention to their feelings. Mandalas and geometric patterns in particular are complex enough to aid concentration, yet not so complicated that they require excessive thought.
Colouring and crafting can help you to relax your mind and body, literally creating space to reorganize your thoughts, rebalance emotionally and recharge your mental and physical batteries. Taking time each day to refocus your attention from outside to in allows solutions to flow easily and naturally.
My work involves combining creative art and craft, incorporating recycling materials and personal development in a fun and engaging way. As attendees literally transform trash and unwanted items into beautiful projects, they are also transforming themselves. Opening their mind to the potential and possibility within themselves and the world around them, whilst also boosting self-confidence and self-belief.