Painting will be very helpful for people with post-traumatic syndrome, or those who are constantly in a stress state. The fact that such activity calms the amygdale, i.e. the area of the brain that is responsible for generating emotions. When you focus on coloring pictures, you give your brain a chance to rest and relax.
There are lots of tools: pencils, markers, paint crayons. Each material has its own characteristics and advantages, promoting the development of specific skills. It is recommended to start with pencils.