Draw Your Way to a Younger Brain is a new art therapy series from Anastasia Catris, the creator of the bestselling Colour Me Mindful series. The books provide art therapy to boost your brain health with a series of beautiful easy-to-draw creations. Try it for yourself with the free page download at the bottom of this page.
Misplacing your wallet, forgetting where you parked your car, or getting your friend’s birthday wrong: these are just some of the many common memory slips we all experience from time to time. And such cognitive lapses don’t just plague the elderly: the most common worry of people over 40 is memory loss.
A recent study by Newcastle University, featured on BBC news, showed that art therapy has greater benefits than puzzles and exercises when it comes to improving memory function. Engaging the brain in new and creative ways may be the key to a sharper ‘younger’ mind.
Helping to enhance your brain’s cognitive function through art therapy techniques, these books contain 30 intricate line drawings of animals, with space on the opposite page for you to copy the illustration and some helpful hints to start you off. There is also the opportunity to colour in and to create some of your own illustrations as you progress. Gradually becoming more challenging, every page will help to stimulate parts of the brain that are vital for memory retention. With these books you will draw your way to a younger brain.
Anastasia Catris is the illustrator of the bestselling Colour Me Mindful series and, suffering from depression herself, is an advocate of art therapy. She’s very open about her mental health problems as part of the #endthestigma campaign to raise awareness.
If you fancy having a go, you can download a page from Draw Your Way to a Younger Brain: Dogs for free – just click the link below.