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The Benefits of the Zentangle Method

Taught as a life skill, a list of the benefits and applications of the Zentangle method would include the following. *

For everyone

  • Create unique and beautiful works of art
  • Nurture and develop creative abilities
  • Relaxation
  • Stress and anxiety relief
  • Simple and quick access to mindfulness
  • Non-verbal journaling
  • Self soothing
  • Self-esteem
  • Understanding and embracing individualism (alone and in a group)
  • Modify behavior
  • Being part of a supportive and fun community
  • Improve eye/hand coordination
  • Improve handwriting and penmanship (the creators of Zentangle have also taught the method at several International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting annual conferences in the USA)
  • Develop and or rehabilitate fine motor skills
  • Team building and group focus
  • Therapy
  • Insomnia (Improve sleep by creating Zentangle art before bedtime)
  • Panic attacks (For fear of flying, creating Zentangle art during takeoff and landing)
  • Pain management
  • Anger management
  • Grief management
  • Trauma management
  • Addiction therapy tool
  • Diet aide
  • Improve attention span
  • Improve concentration and “mindfulness”
  • Improve problem solving skills and support brainstorming
  • Design inspiration (when used to complement other artistic techniques)
  • Fresh perspective and insight

Especially for children and youth

  • Create unique and beautiful works of art
  • Nurture and develop creative abilities
  • Early artist development and appreciation
  • Self-esteem
  • Perception of self
  • Understanding and embracing individualism (alone and within a group)
  • Team building and support
  • Improve attention span
  • Improve concentration and “mindfulness”
  • Improve eye and hand coordination
  • Improve handwriting and penmanship (the creators of Zentangle have also taught the method at several International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting annual conferences in the USA)
  • Develop fine motor skills
  • Improve problem solving skills and support brainstorming

* This list is intended for general reference and non-exhaustive. It does not mean that the Zentangle method is only limited to these benefits or applications. According to the founders, they are regularly alerted by tanglers, to new benefits and applications for the Zentangle method.

[ with references obtained from Zentangle.com ]

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