A study done at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, found that coloring, drawing, and doodling make us feel more relaxed because they activate the prefrontal cortex, which helps control the brain’s reward pathways and contributes to our emotions, decision-making capabilities, and motivation.
In this study, the participants were given paper and markers and instructed to doodle in several different ways. They found that during each of the activities—in just three minutes’ time—blood flow increased in the prefrontal cortex of the brain.
After the final activity was complete, the subjects were asked to report their state of mind, both in regard to their drawing activities and how they were feeling about themselves. The responses were overwhelmingly positive, suggesting that time spent drawing, doodling, or coloring is not a waste- it’s actually time well spent.
With this in mind, we invite you to explore some of the ICWIB! art activities and videos for FREE. These fun and simple activities can be used by children and adults alike to reduce stress, restore balance to the system and improve decision-making capabilities.
Also, in a recent interview, Dr. Bruce Lipton said, “…Freedom is the ability to create without the limitation of generational programming. The I Create What I Believe! (ICWIB!) Program is a gateway and a pathway into a new and better future because it allows children to fully express themselves and to not be limited by the beliefs that have been passed down from generation to generation. This program also frees up children’s minds and allows their creative nature to create a better world for all of us, which is what we need right now!…”
Final note: I would like you to know that I am currently in the process of putting the ICWIB training up online so that it is easy for anyone anywhere in the world to receive and benefit from the ICWIB Training. I will keep you posted on when it will be available.
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