Colouring offers an easy way to relax your mind, helping you to unwind and explore your subconscious, so why not release your inner five year old, get your felt tips out and have a go.

One of our favourite colouring books for mindfulness is Enchanted Forest by illustrator Johanna Basford. Enchanted Forest is not only a colouring book, but also an inky treasure hunt. Hidden within are all kinds of creatures and curiosities to be sought.

Mindfulness is “the intentional, accepting and non-judgemental focus of one’s attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment”, which can be trained by meditational practices derived from Buddhist anapanasati. It’s the latest trend to help relieve stress, and one of the best ways of doing it (believe it or not) is colouring!

 

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This new colouring book by Johanna Basford takes readers on a inky quest through an enchanted forest to discover what lies in the castle at its heart. As well as drawings to complete, colour and embellish, there are hidden objects to be found along the way including wild flowers, animals and birds, gems, lanterns, keys and treasure chests. Beginning at the entrance to the forest, the journey progresses through woodland, rocky caves and tree-lined mazes, over streams and a waterfall, across

We’re great fans of adult colouring here at Painshill, so we’re offering five people the chance to win a colouring book and find out for themselves why everyone’s talking about adult colouring! To be in with a chance just email events@painshillevents.co.uk and answer this simple question: what’s the name of this year’s Christmas party package at Painshill?

Hint: visit this page for a clue!