This Jason Momoa Coloring Book Is Just What You Need To Relieve Stress

If you’re a fan of Jason Momoa, the big guy that played Aquaman and Khal Drogo in the Game of Thrones, we’ve got some good news for you – someone recently created a coloring book featuring the actor. The coloring book, titled “Crush and Color: Jason Momoa: A Coloring Book of Fantasies With an Epic Dreamboat”, was created by Italian artist Maurizio Campidelli and it’s just what you need to relieve stress. Check it out in the gallery below!

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Illustrator Maurizio Campidelli recently created a coloring book featuring Jason Momoa

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There are 35 pictures you can color

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Some of them include Jason enjoying a cup of tea on his porch…

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…meditating…

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In an interviewwith Bored Panda, Dr. Rachel Brandoff, a Creative Art Therapist from Thomas Jefferson University, said that even though coloring books aren’t a substitute for art therapy, they have some similar benefits. “Benefits of coloring that we have identified, both anecdotally and through research, include stress relief, distraction, mental escape, focusing or mindful engagement, and for some people enjoyment and fun,” said Dr. Brandoff.

…taking his dogs out for a walk…

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…doing some Aquaman stuff…

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“While art therapy can foster these same benefits, it is more likely that a person engaging in art therapy has larger goals in mind, such as enhancing communication with self and/or others, processing trauma, facilitating decision-making, increasing self-awareness, developing coping skills, and understanding optimal and maladaptive functioning which might pertain to symptoms that tie to a life experience, relationship, loss or illness,” continued the art therapist.

…manning a boat…

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…getting his ears cleaned by a dog…

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…chopping some wood…

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“These types of goals really require the presence, guidance, and support of a trained therapist, whereas stress reduction and mental escapism are comfortably in the domain of something that one can engage in on their own at home.”

Brandoff tried explaining the difference using metaphors: “Consider the distinction between a) owning a brush and brushing your hair at home, and b) going to a salon and having your hair cut and styled by a professional. Both are good, and both serve similar goals, but if you have a need for a professional haircut, brushing your hair at home just won’t achieve that.”

…writing you a romantic poem…

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…mowing the lawn…

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“Another metaphor could be the distinction between a) engaging in stretching at home and b) going to a chiropractor. They may seem similar in approach and goal (e.g. optimal physical functioning), and while stretching at home can have an enormous benefit and be highly recommended, if you have a pinched nerve, just stretching on your own at home may not effectively address that issue,” explained the art therapist. “Another example: when I have a headache, I don’t immediately go to a neurologist. I might start with taking Ibuprofen, but there are some headaches that simple over-the-counter medication will not properly treat.”

…and taking a dip in a nice hot bubble bath

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Brandoff went on to explain why adult coloring books became so popular in recent years: “I think that coloring books for adults have become so popular in the last decade because of a combination of marketing and nostalgia.”

Fans who already purchased the coloring book shared some pics

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“One the marketing end, there are so many different kinds of coloring books out there: ones that are funny, clever, adorable, and beautiful. These play into our personalities, interests, and things that bring us joy,” continued the art therapist. “There are coloring books that play into trending phenomenon like mindfulness, and books that mimic famous works of fine art. There are books that cater to animal lovers, or unicorn lovers, and I even saw your article of the Jason Momoa coloring book.”

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“My colleague has a book with elaborate and ornate profanity words, and a friend had a book dedicated to her fight with cancer. There seem to be books that play to all interests, which make good gifts and gimmicks, and like everything else in our culture, if it’s sold to us well, it’s likely to do well.”

“I think the other issue is nostalgia, which may be real or perceived. Some people loved coloring as children, or have memories of escaping into coloring pages, the clear definition of boundaries, and the freedom to maintain or to break those boundaries at will without consequences from the world or others. Coloring books allow for that freedom,” said Brandoff.

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“For folks who didn’t love coloring as children, or don’t have fond memories of escaping to coloring books, it might feel like a lost opportunity that they now get to visit. There is a perceived nostalgia in connecting with activities that we think that children do or should enjoy. We get to be childlike or more spontaneous, whimsical, and in the moment when we color, which is contrary to what is often expected in adulting.” concluded Brandoff.

Fans of the actor loved the coloring book

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Even the Amazon reviews were incredibly positive

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