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Draw Your Way to a Younger Brain: Dogs

An Art Therapy Book

By Anastasia Catris
Illustrated by Anastasia Catris

  • Paperback
  • £4.99

Art therapy to boost your brain health with a series of beautiful easy-to-draw creations.

Misplacing your wallet, forgetting where you parked your car, or getting your friend's birthday wrong: these are just some of the many common memory slips we all experience from time to time. And such cognitive lapses don't just plague the elderly: the most common worry of people over 40 is memory loss.

A recent study by Newcastle University, featured on BBC news, showed that art therapy has greater benefits than puzzles and exercises when it comes to improving memory function. Engaging the brain in new and creative ways may be the key to a sharper 'younger' mind.

Helping to enhance your brain's cognitive function through art therapy techniques, this book contains 30 intricate line drawings of dogs and wolves, with space on the opposite page for you to copy the illustration and some helpful hints to start you off. There is also the opportunity to colour in and to create some of your own illustrations as you progress. Gradually becoming more challenging, every page will help to stimulate parts of the brain that are vital for memory retention. With this book you will draw your way to a younger brain.

Biographical Notes

Anastasia Catris (Author, Illustrator)
Anastasia Catris is the illustrator of the bestselling Colour Me Mindful series. Ana graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with a BA Hons in English Literature and then travelled to the United States to pursue her passion for illustration by studying at The Kubert School of Comic and Cartoon Art. She returned to the UK in 2009, and has since worked for HarperCollins, Kerrang!, Fox, Marvel, DC and Cygnus Alpha: The Doctor Who Fanzine. Ana lives in Wales, United Kingdom, and is an advocate of art therapy.

www.anastasiacatris.com
Instagram: @AnastasiaCatris

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781409165477
  • Publication date: 11 Feb 2016
  • Page count: 64
  • Imprint: Orion
Regular drawing keeps your mind focused and your memory sharp and this book is filled with lovely images that need to be completed. — THE SUN
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