F’k Cancer – Coping & Coloring: The Adult Coloring Book Full of Stress-Relieving Coloring Pages to Support Cancer Survivors & Cancer Awareness … Books & Swear Word Coloring Books) (Volume 6)
by Cynthia Van Edwards | 134 pages
• “Coloring therapy” helps ease patients’ stress
• Swear word coloring book is a nice, soothing distraction from treatment
• Like meditation, coloring promotes relaxation by focusing the brain on the present moment.
• Art therapy is also helpful among people dealing with a variety of other conditions, such as depression and anxiety.
• Coloring Before Bedtime Can Help Improve Your Sleep
• Helps to significantly reduce symptoms of Cancer
60+ Coloring Pages! Cancer isn’t something that we can ignore. Whether you’ve been close to somebody who has dealt with cancer, or you’ve personally had to face this disease, you know the powerful effect it can have on victims and their families. This coloring book was designed as a way to let some of the angst and stress channel into creativity instead of sadness and depression.
It’s easy to get really angry sometimes… so we start coloring and it works…it truly helps us. This coloring book is a mixture between transcendental imagery and some of the many thoughts that we might experience after coming into contact with Cancer in one of its many forms. It’s beneficial to express your emotions through colors because, many times, words just won’t suffice. One minute you could feel despair and remorse or sorrow… and suddenly rage and anger take over. We want you to find peace and tranquility.
How it works
“When we are stressed or worried, we activate the left side of our brain, which is responsible for analytical and cognitive processes. But when we color, we switch gears and access the right side of the brain, the creative, artistic region, which quiets the left part, allows creativity to take over and blocks out worries.” (Kathleen Lorain, Art therapist, UC Davis Medical Center)
About the Author
Cynthia Van Edwards Born in Oklahoma, with fierce Comanche blood in her veins, Cynthia Van Edwards spent hours and hours as a young girl riding horses and drawing. She found herself guiding towards arts programs and psychology in college, attending Northwestern University, where she graduated with honors.
She began a career that started in counseling for children that were having learning issues in school. She eventually began working with adults who were suffering attention deficit issues and began thinking of ways to inspire people through artwork.
Cynthia had special help from her Facebook Coloring Team. Together, this project was a collaboration between more than 200 people, colorists, family members of those affected by Cancer, as well as many of them having personally dealt with the disease and its long list of casualties. It’s time to get a little angry. Raise your arms; shout loud enough for the entire planet to hear us.
Cynthia’s personal rant
I want to tell you how I feel about Cancer and the haphazard way in which the medical community seems to deal with it. I’m not a politician, nor a pharmaceutical lobbyist. I don’t own stock in any of those companies, I don’t picket, and I haven’t once thrown tomatoes during a public speech. That being said, the lack of enthusiasm in dealing with Cancer, on a global level – is appalling. We put humans on the Moon. We have rovers onMars. We found the Titanic, located sea creatures that were thought to be extinct, and we know, with a very small margin of error, that the universe is about 13.7 billion years old. We understand the inner workings of a black hole, and we can split the atom (and even break the little bits that make an atom into smaller bits). We humans can do anything we put our minds to. We found a terrorist 10,000 miles away, hiding in a closet. We found the head of lettuce that hade. Coli bacteria… from space!
Why the f’k can’t we find a cure for cancer? Or safer medicines for Cancer Victims? Or a better support system and Recovery programs for Cancer patients and their families and friends?
This makes me really angry. This is what inspired the book. A close friend of ours recently got diagnosed with a very aggressive form of cancer. She fought like hell to battle it. Instead of feeling sad and giving up, she got angry, told cancer to ‘Step-off’ and she waged a battle that is still going on. She is turning the tide, beating cancer back BECAUSE she decided to wage all-out war against the disease. So that’s the point of this book. Let’s wage all out, f’ing jihad on Cancer. Let’s scream and rage and kick and punch! Let’s make people aware. Let’s force research forward.
Nobody on this planet should have to die of this disease if we really come together and fight like hell to eradicate it. Better early warning indicators. Better and safer treatments. Faster recovery systems and techniques.
This is all possible. Now, can we do this overnight… no. But then, when Kennedy said “We’re putting men on the Moon, it happened. Not in 20 years, but in a few quick years. Let’s do this, people. Let’s F’k Cancer out of existence!
This swear word coloring book has been a collaborative effort between artists, designers, and psychologists. This book not only soothes you but also increases mental stimulation. The pictures and designs may seem random at first glance, but they’re anything but We hope to give the designer (you) a very introspective and mind-expanding experience.
PLEASE: Take pictures of your finished swear word coloring book and post them to CYNTHIA VAN EDWARD’s Facebook page, add the hashtag #FkCancerColoringBook to your post