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Are adults using colouring books to de-stress? Psychotherapist shares colouring is therapeutic!

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Global News

WATCH: An innovative way to de-stress is making waves around the world. Ines de La Cuetara reports.

MONTREAL — It’s an activity that’s usually thought of as childish, but adult colouring books may soon be coming to a bookstore near you.

“Its flying off the shelves; literally, we’re constantly re-ordering them,” said Cathie Repper, who works at Multimags in Montreal.

The store has a whole new section dedicated to this growing genre and Repper told Global News she is now even colouring herself.

“I tried it, and now I’m obsessed.”

The trend started in France, where adult colouring books are reportedly selling faster than cookbooks. Geared towards women, they are being marketed as art therapy stress relievers.

A printable colouring page from Secret Garden by Johanna Basford. A printable colouring page from Secret Garden by Johanna Basford.

Does it work?

Experts are saying there is truth to those claims; your choice of colour, for instance, could reveal your mood.

“It doesn’t solve your problem, but it is certainly…

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