Benefits and Uses of the Zentangle Method
( from zentangle.com )
It is fascinating to learn the applications of the Zentangle method.
This a list of ways people are enjoying Zentangle’s benefits. This list continues to grow as people apply Zentangle in new ways.
- Relieve stress
- Team building and group focus
- Insomnia (Improved sleep by creating a Zentangle before bedtime)
- Panic attacks (For fear of flying, creating a Zentangle during take-off and landing)
- Modify behavior
- Nurture and develop creative abilities
- Improve eye/hand coordination
- Develop/rehabilitate fine motor skills
- Anger management
- Addiction therapy tool
- Increase attention span and ability to concentrate
- Home schooling
- Problem Solving
- Design inspiration
Research is also being conducted on the therapeutic benefits of the Zentangle Method. To read more, check this site: http://zentangle.blogspot.ca/2012/05/important-study-zentangle-as.html
One of the many wonderful things about the Zentangle® method is it intentionally eliminates the thinking, the planning, the decision-making that often stymies creativity. We don’t have to consider things like:
“What color will I use?” No decision required – in Zentangle, we use black and white.
“How big will I make it?” “What support should I use?” No decision required – the size and support is already provided by the 3.5 x 3.5-inch tile of high quality paper.
“What will I draw?” No-thing. Zentangle is an ensemble of abstract patterns created one deliberate stroke at a time.
Along the same lines, lightly penciled Strings are an integral part of the Zentangle method. They are always done in pencil so they disappear into your completed Zentangle. Strings provide the foundation that helps us create our Zentangles without thinking or planning. “Strings provide an elegance of limits within which our creativity can flow and expand without fear of failure.” (Beginning Zentanglebooklet in the Official Zentangle Kit.)