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.
Did you know that Carl Jung ordered some sort of coloring to his patients? The psychoanalyst asked them to fill paint into the cell, in order to access to the subconscious and customer self-awareness. Today this method is considered obsolete, but the coloring shows many patients as an alternative to meditation, relaxation and soothing agent practice. Coloring helps a person to focus on the picture and the small details, throwing a few hours all of your obsessive thoughts and anxieties.