Zentangle for Healing..

Many people in the health care industry are beginning to take notice of the beneficial effects Zentangle has on their clients and patients.     We would both be happy to talk to your  organization about offering a Zentangle workshop for staff and/or patients.

Zentangle is a meditative and relaxing drawing method of building complex images from the repetition of simple patterns. It helps increase focus, creativity, providing artistic satisfaction as well as an increased sense of self confidence and personal well being. Zentangle is accessible and inexpensive and uses simple, portable tools: a surface, small paper tile, pen, pencil.


For transitioning into the “zone” of focus or flow,
For relaxation, stress and anxiety management, as a mindful practice,
For exercising / “cross-training” the brain,
For improving productivity, focus and attention.

USED IN MANY SETTINGS  – Personal/Eduational/Therapeutic:

Education: Zentangle has been used when working with all student age groups and populations as well as special needs, team building, problem solving, and conflict resolution applications.

Therapeutic Uses: Whether self-directed or in a clinical setting, Zentangle provides a non-verbal modality for feedback, journalling, reflection and analysis, personal growth and increased confidence.

Some applications include:

  • Addiction therapy, (read a blog post on using Zentangle for addiction recovery)
  • Attention deficit disorder,
  • Self-esteem
  • Anger management,
  • Stress management,
  • Stroke recovery,
  • Working with Cancer patients,
  • Symbolic journalling
  • Mindfulness tool

Anyone can learn Zentangle. No previous art or drawing experience is needed.

Feel free to contact us about a training or workshop for your organization or group.

Ann M. Coakley, MSW,  CZT
Sadelle Wiltshire, CZT