Coloring Your Grief: Coloring to Soothe the Soul and Mend the Heart


BY: Tensie Holland, LSW, CT

In the past few years coloring has become a very popular trend for adults. It can help individuals focus and increase mindfulness. Coloring can also help with decreasing stress and promoting calmness. It incorporates a childhood activity with adult creativity.

“Color Your Grief” is designed to aid the bereaved in their grieving process. The book starts with an introduction on “Why a Coloring Book for Grief?”, which will help the bereaved identify the many benefits of coloring.

There are 5 concept areas in the coloring book with specific objectives:


The authors indicate that the pictures were chosen to encourage meditation and self-reflection. They advise/encourage individuals to use it at their own pace.

Throughout the book, there are many inspirational quotes which can be used as affirmations. There is space to journal, and the book can also be used as a family or group activity.

This book is a great resource to channel your creativity while healing from the pain of grief.

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