Mindful Art Therapy Workbook For Boys Aged 5-9 Years
A colouring workbook with a difference. 10 therapeutic worksheets encouraging and enhancing positive mental attitude, mental health, emotional wellbeing, and much more. This workbook is ideal for any child. Yet, if your child is struggling with issues due to the multiple implications of coronavirus: homeschooling, anxiety, mental health, wellbeing, then this workbook could have significant benefits, not only for your child but for you and your household too.
Statistics of mental health-related issues have sadly increased by a third since the start of Covid-19 alone. Being a private mental health counsellor, sadly, these latest statistics reflect upon the amount of inquires I receive weekly regarding children’s anxiety and other mental health-related issues. Therefore, I urge the importance of mindfulness: the need to reduce time away from technology and enhance time available to self-care: adults, teens and children alike.
With all the various options of technology available to us today within modern society, it’s all too easy for us to become bombarded with a (somewhat false) sense of sensory stimuli (eyesight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste) via Facebook, Youtube, TikTok, TV, mobiles, gaming… All ‘things’ that have become ‘important’ within one’s life.
Sadly, the results of such are:
- Reduced awareness of self, others, environment and the happenings around us.
- Reduced communication and interaction with our loved ones.
- Reduced emotional availability.
- Reduced love, care, affection, and attention being given and received.
- Reduced brain functioning abilities.
- Reduced amount of sleep.
- Reduced self-worth and self-securities… and much more.
Could this be a potential reason as to why your child may be struggling with homeschooling? Lack of motivation/concentration, mood swings, behaviour and emotional changes, increased/decreased energies, anxiety, depression, or any other mental health-related or wellbeing issue? Let’s not forget, our children would be in school writing in a book, having cheeky chats, able to put their hand up to ask a question to receive an immediate response from their ‘real’ teacher. What do they get now in your family’s situation? How much has changed for them of which they may be unable to process and communicate? For most, attending a schooling environment creates a large part of their future adult self and it needs questioning: are their future-selves being affected today?
The more hours in a day any one person spends on any form of technological device/app will dramatically reduce their ability to receive sensory stimuli (sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste) elsewhere. Therefore, our mental health and emotional wellbeing’s are severely likely to suffer. This will be as a result of many reasonings, but in short, individual needs (conscious and unconscious) going unmet and/or ignored. Therefore: thoughts and feelings fester, behaviours change and difficulties occur, more and more. Yet, it is all too easy for us to avoid the potential fundamental issue here: the use of technology being used.
The terminology I present here is given only in a general overview regarding modern society, mental health and the implications of technology.
Children’s Art Therapy workbooks
These workbooks are of great benefit at any point of the day but could be even more helpful for both you and your child when having identified their emotions/behaviours are festering and therefore, a break is needed. Another ideal time to gain the greatest benefits of my workbooks is as a form of ‘chill-time’ before bed. Completing my workbooks results in your child spending less time on devices, but also, all of the below self-gains. If they are less stressed, so are you. If you are less stressed, so are they…
Each worksheet consists of either a therapeutic picture and/or a positive mental attitude quote to colour in. Each worksheet also contains for a form of self-reflection to be answered, helping the promotion of the below benefits:
- Improve mental health and emotional wellbeing.
- Improve focus and concentration skills – naturally reflect on academic learning.
- Boost confidence and self-esteem.
- Relief of stress and anxiety.
- Exercising the mind, enhancing brain functioning and cognitive skills.
- Express thoughts and feelings.
- Promote mindfulness. And being present.
- Encourage self-discovery and self-awareness.
- Enhance the ability to communicate.
- Increase creativity and productivity.
- Improve mood and behaviour.
- Encouragement of creating coping-skills and management techniques.
- Promote self-care.
- Develop emotional understanding and intelligence.
- Promoting positive mental attitude (PMA).
- Build resilience and patience.
- Strengthen alignment between self and environment.
- Enhance rationale and reduce irrational.
- Mindful Wolves.
- You Are Worth It.
- Shoot For The Moon.
- Feel Good.
- Be Patient With Yourself.
- Stay Positive.
- Never Give Up.
Adult Art Therapy workbooks are also available. These are a great tool to self-care, enjoying your alone time in peace and quiet, away from all the stresses of the day with the ability to concentrate on your own self-reflection and awareness. Yet, they also create an amazing opportunity to enhance and promote positive changes within your family, working together as a connected unit. By doing your own Art Therapy workbooks together not only allows you to spend quality time with your children in a relaxing way (something that may be non-existent of late) but can have dramatic advantages in the ability to strengthen: relationships, communications, mental health, emotional wellbeing, needs of individuals both consciously and unconsciously, self-worth/esteem/confidence…
The benefits of these Art Therapy workbooks are very likely to be priceless.