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Adult coloring books with Erica Spiegelman
Erica Spiegelman is an addiction specialist and the author of Rewired Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book for Emotional Awareness, Healthy Living & Recovery. With treatment, education, and the support of her friends and family, Erica stopped drinking 10 years ago and went back to school to help others find their way to sobriety. She earned a degree in addiction counseling and began working in inpatient and outpatient centers. Her new outpatient center called Rewired is located in Beverly Hills, California.
The well-known 12-step program to sobriety did not resonate with Erica, so she put together her own recipe for success, much of which is explained in her book, Rewired: A Bold New Approach to Addiction and Recovery. She now shares this with others and encourages them to find what works for them.
In the coloring book, Erica includes a 30-day gratitude exercise. The challenge is to be grateful every day for 30 days. This will set you up for thinking and behaving in different ways, which allows you to lean toward gratitude on a more consistent basis. You begin to build that muscle of seeing the positive in difficult situations.
Similarly, the overall goal of the coloring book is to change the way people think. It’s a mindfulness exercise in being present in the moment. The book pairs words of values and emotions with the visual of coloring. She encourages readers to begin with intention of how the word is present in their lives. Some examples included in the book include evolution, love, authenticity. Possible benefits of completing exercises in this book include getting stress under control, improvement in sleep, self-exploration, and mindfulness.
To connect with Erica or to learn more about Rewired Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book for Emotional Awareness, Healthy Living & Recovery, visit http://www.ericaspieglman.com or visit her Facebook page.
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