The Mindful Companion: A Creative Journal to Bring Calm (Book by Sarah Arnold)
Transform your day with the activities and guided colouring in this journal. Learn more about what mindfulness is - and how to do it - while also enjoying the focussed calm it can bring to your life. Each of the stunning patterns that fill this book is accompanied by a gentle exercise in mindfulness, created by Chartered Counselling Psychologist and mindfulness practitioner Dr Sarah Jane Arnold.
There is also space to write your thoughts and feelings, along with inspirational quotes that work together to help harness your creativity and promote your well-being.
The Mindfulness Companion was created as a tool for self-care - to enable those who love colouring to do so mindfully, for the betterment of their mental health and well-being. This book will introduce those who use it to the fundamental principles of mindfulness, like gratitude, non-judgement, compassion for the self and others, loving-kindness, curiosity, truly being in the present moment, and so forth, via simple, easy to read exercises based upon these concepts.
Each beautiful illustration is paired with one exercise that the reader can engage with before and/after colouring. The exercises endeavor to assist with the experience of colouring mindfully in the present moment, and teach general mindfulness skills, like breathing mindfully, how to observe our internal experiences without judgement, and how to guide the mind back to the present moment when it wanders.
There is space to write about, and reflect upon, personal thoughts and feelings at various points throughout the book. There are also thought-provoking quotes and phrases that can be used like mantras to inspire and enhance the individual's understanding of what mindfulness is, and how to do it. It is my sincere hope that if you choose to purchase this book, you will find it beneficial and a joy to engage with.