Monday, March 21, 2016

Book Nook: Inkspirations for Recovery

HCI Books is jumping into the adult coloring book category, but aiming to set itself apart with a coloring book that can make a difference. Known for publishing Chicken Soup for the Soul, HCI is continuing the tradition of inspiration with Inkspirations for Recovery.

"We think our first adult coloring book targets an audience that may benefit greatly from the stress-relieving and therapeutic qualities of coloring – the  recovery and addictions community,” says Publisher and President, Peter Vegso. "HCI was founded in the addictions and recovery business and more and more has been returning to its roots and with conference and magazine divisions that cater to addictions professionals, Inkspirations seems a natural fit.”

Inkspirations for Recovery features the talented illustrator and writer, Judy Clement Wall, as well as recovery icon, Rokelle Lerner, Senior Clinical Advisor of Eric Clapton's treatment center, Crossroads Centre Antigua and author of numerous bestselling books including Daily Affirmations for Adult Children of Alcoholics.

"I'm thrilled to be associated with the first book in the Inkspirations line and plan on incorporating the coloring books in my practice,” said Lerner. "The effect coloring has on the brain is amazing for relieving stress which is key in the healing process of anyone suffering from addiction.”

I had a chance to review the book, and loved it. Honestly, it's not just appropriate for people in recovery from addiction, for people in all sorts of recovery - struggling with a mental illness, overcoming a physical illness, recovering from a bad relationship or other situation. The quotes on the pages encourage the reader-artist to be inspired, think positively, and continue to work on self-improvement.

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