Drawing Your Stress Away and Hello, This Is Your Body Talking are a wonderful introduction to Capacchione’s methods which include drawing, coloring, and writing with the non-dominant hand to help the user shed inhibitions and rediscover the artistic spontaneity of childhood. Capacchione gently guides readers to use drawing for meditation, stress release, and self-care. In Hello, This Is Your Body Talking, simple breathing, drawing, and writing prompts encourage physical awareness and relaxation. Drawing Your Stress Away helps reduce tension through emotional expression, self-nurturing, and artistic discovery.
Unlike traditional coloring books, which require fine motor control in highly detailed predetermined patterns, Capacchione’s “anti-coloring books” provide the inspiration for users to make their own art, tune out their inner critics, and take the training wheels off their natural creativity.