Studies and Stories
We expected the Zentangle Method to increase creativity, focus and self-confidence but what we have found over the years is that it reaches far beyond our original expectations. On this page we will share with you stories and studies about the many benefits of The Zentangle Method and how it is being used all over the globe.
Exploring Zentangle as a virtual mindfulness-based art therapy for people with serious mental illness. This study was done by University of Massachusetts Medical School with support from the Zentangle Foundation. Pilot research to look at use of the Zentangle Method as art therapy to improve symptoms and daily functioning for individuals who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, or major depressive disorder. The study has not been published yet, however, the preliminary abstract is available here.
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Meditative Drawing as an Intervention to reduce Anxiety among Medical Students. By American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Can Visual Art Therapy be Implemented with Illiterate Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment? A Pilot Mixed-Method Randomized Controlled Trial. By Golden. M. Masika, RN, MSc, PhD(c)
Improving Undergraduate Students Positive Affect Through Mindful Art Therapy By Ha Ming Hui & Aini Marina Ma’rof. Published in the International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education and Development, 8(4), 757–777.
Effects of Zentangle art workplace health promotion activities on rural healthcare workers A quasi-experimental pilot study by M.f. Hsu, C. Wang, S.J. Tzou, T.C. Pan, P.L. Tang. Published in Public Health, Volume 196, 2021, Pages 217-222,ISSN 0033-3506