Reported Benefits and Uses of the Zentangle Method *
These have been reported to Zentangle.com and/or experienced by Kat herself:
Simple and quick access to mindfulness
Insomnia (Improved sleep by creating Zentangle art before bedtime)
Panic attacks (For fear of flying, creating Zentangle art during takeoff and landing)
Being part of a supportive and fun community
Create beautiful works of art
Nurture and develop creative abilities
Improve eye/hand coordination
Develop/rehabilitate fine motor skills
Team building and group focus
Addiction therapy tool
Diet aide (you can’t eat and draw)
Early artist development and appreciation
Increase attention span, focus and ability to concentrate
Home schooling Tool
Stretching and warm-up for artists
I have had many medical difficulties, including extreme swelling due to Primary Lymphedema. Because of this and severe arthritis, I spent eight years being home-bound. I lived partway up a steep mountain with no ramp for my motorized chair that I’d received five years into it. I was new to the area and knew no one except my husband and daughter. I became more disabled and developed clinical depression, anxiety and extreme insomnia.
I am no longer in a version of prison as we moved to a home with a ramp. I can go nearly anywhere now! However, the problems with anxiety, depression and insomnia remained. I’m sharing this very personal information in hopes that at least one person is inspired to try Zentangle Method.
I started teaching myself Zentangle art (so wish I’d had a CZT/teacher to show me the way!) after my friend suggested I try it. After I got involved and tangled on a daily basis, I was able to stop my two medications for anxiety (under doctor’s care)! I no longer suffer from depression, and my sleep issues disappeared! It used to be the norm for me to take a sleeping pill and then not be able to fall asleep for 3-5 hours. Now, I’m asleep in under 20 minutes!
Zentangle® changed my life! That’s why I became a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT)… So I could not only teach others to make beautiful art but to possibly help others with anxiety and such. I believe in Zentangle wholeheartedly.
*Keep in mind that we are not doctors. This information is anecdotal and is not intended to replace or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnoses, and/or treatment.