Origami is internationally recognized for its therapeutic qualities. It is often used to reduce anxiety and help those diagnosed with ADHD, autism and dementia. It has also been used as a physical distraction for those wishing to quit smoking, keeping the hands busy when otherwise unoccupied.
Origami provides a gentle focus on simple steps, creating a meditative state and a perfect distraction from a stressful job or task. Once you learn a model you can do it without thinking, which brings a peaceful state of mind. Besides its therapeutic attributes it is also a fun activity to do with children.