The A.G.E.L.E.S.S. CHILD "Inside every adult is a child that lingers" -Guy Laliberte
What is that particular song when played on the radio while driving in your car, when shopping, or a TV commercial that makes you forget you are an adult and happen to think you have the vocal stylings of Aretha Franklin and burst out in song forgetting someone is watching; at that moment, you notice others watching and break out laughing. This moment is the child in you taking a primary stance to just be you no matter who’s watching. However, there are other moments in our childhood that are still taking a primary stance when brought back to our remembrance and they can cause
in the child inside the adult that may diminish dreams and stifle growth in relationships. Does this seem familiar to you? If so, continue reading and let’s explore something new.
The American Art Therapy Association has said, “art therapy is a mental health profession in which the process of making and creating artwork is used to ‘explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and additions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem’.” Coloring is usually associated with children but just look at the benefits of returning to this so-called childish activity. In addition, in her blog, 7 Reasons Adult Coloring Books Are Great for Your Mental, Emotional and Intellectual Health, Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC, states “coloring books can help with a number of emotional and mental health issues.” Adult coloring books is the sedge way to what I believe in conjunction with the former will assist with even more healing – adults reading children’s books.
Avil Beckford, CEO & Founder of The Invisible Mentor. Bookaholic. Expert Interviewer. Writer. Blogger. Creator and Host of the Strategic Reading Challenge. Pondering the meaning of life, highlights the many benefits of adults reading children books. “Leah is Seen” is one such children’s book that taps in to the physical child’s everyday struggles and the ageless child’s yesterday memories that are lingering and causing us to be S.T.U.C.K. in place and not moving forward.
Weak Emerald has developed a curriculum that includes coloring and reading childish things that heal the ageless child to become U.N.S.T.U.C.K.
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