The famous psychiatrist, physician and essayist Carl Gustav Jung delved into the study of the art of coloring and drawing as the means of expression and release. While it is true that his works focused on mandalas and their symbolism, it is interesting to bring here some of his reflections that, undoubtedly, define very well this recent fashion of coloring among adults.
The art of coloring is an act that unites us not only to our emotions, but to our innermost being and many of those sensations that we have in the subconscious. While we color, we do it in silence which allows to arise the thoughts of our being asleep.
Carl Gustav Jung called it spiritual art, and explained that mandalas, for example, used mostly the circular form for the reason that it was the representation of a cosmos, of our own evolving interior, from an internal point to the outside, which shape the good and the bad.
If we realize many of the coloring that are sold today still use mostly representations that are organized in a circular shape. It is a way we are focused, and we have a limit within which a small chaos that we organize through color is contained. This is a fact that we have a chaotic life today and the free printable coloring pages for adults can really works wonders for us.
According Gustav Jung, it is also healthy that we draw and do not limit ourselves only to color. Drawing is a form of freedom and also allows us to channel our emotions and release the stress.
Many people raise the question that are not good at drawing and coloring, well, what you draw or color does not have to be masterpiece of art. It is all having the cathartic experience that reflects your feelings and it offers the everyday emotional relief we all need.
In psychological therapies, coloring as well as drawing facilitate the expression of emotions entrenched, to which there is no other way to access and thus to find a solution which can help the person to understand his or her own ghosts and fears so as to get to know each other better. Coloring increases the creativity by looking for the forms of expression other than words, sometimes, what cannot be said can be drawn and colored. For the people with sensory or physical problems or with certain diseases, it helps to communicate in a different way.