The Arcare Helensvale Community have recently embraced a new hobby – colouring in Mandalas.
Colouring is generally associated with child’s play, but there has been a lot of research completed about the benefits to adults.
By focusing on the circular designs with concentric shapes of the Mandala, you tend to focus on the task at hand and not your worries or other things that may be bothering you. As a result, you are able to relax and de-stress – it’s another form of meditation.
Since introducing this activity to Arcare Helensvale, staff have noticed much less agitation in the residents who would often get stressed. So not only are the residents creating beautiful pieces of art, it’s a great relaxation technique that has seen great results.