What color can do for you: This March we are going to be celebrating the first Color Therapy Month. Color Therapy has been with us since the beginning of time. Intuitively we apply color to our lives and color therapy takes this to a conscious level. Time spent enjoying nature lifts our spirits and this is one way we enjoy embracing color therapy into our lives. Another is when you pick your clothing, choose the colors that surround you in your home and work place. You can see a trained therapist or easily become your own color therapist. Let me explain further:
All things manifested in our Universe vibrate at varying frequencies. This is known as energy. Energy is the basis of all life and a vital factor in healing.
Your preference of one color over another is based on how it makes you feel. Cultural effects, personal preferences derived from life and past-life experiences all play a part in our personal reaction to colours. There are however, generalities to how we react to colors that defy cultural and personal boundaries, even visual handicaps and blindness.
Light is absorbed by the eye, then converted to another form of energy allowing us to see colour. Color is vibration, energy: the same energy that makes up the Universe.
All energy has a vibration and emits a frequency. Every organ, gland and each cell making up the human body has a set frequency vibration for optimum health and well-being. Sickness, disease, ill-health of any kind in body, mind, spirit or emotions is the off-frequency vibration of the particular energy form. For example, as someone who works with Energy Medicine if we look at aches and pains in the body we see that part of the body as being out of balance. That is the frequency is off or the energy vibration is not tuned to optimum health but to ill-health.
Simply, Light-work, Energy Medicine, and CAM are believed to stimulate and revitalize this natural energy flow. Color as a Therapy is an energy medicine. Health is based on the harmonious flow of energies. Both zone therapy, which has until recently been the primary basis of Western CAM studies, and meridian therapies from the East, are based on the premise that energy channels or pathways pass throughout the body, linking organs and body parts.
Color Therapists address the changes in vibration that cause stress on the body.
Each color of the spectrum has its own vibration, or wave-length. By using color the Color Therapists assist themselves and others in maintaining health by reducing stress on the body, mind, emotions and spirit. The vibrations of the body are altered to a frequency inducing health, well-being and harmony.
Color Therapists may use color lamps or gels, guided visualization and hypnotherapy, meditation, colored clothes, colored lights, colored oils, or a combination of a number of these methods of vibrational application. In addition, other therapies may be used simultaneously, including Reiki, Reflexology, Massage and Lifestyle Counselling and Coaching.
If you have ever wanted to learn Color Therapy, then our Level One course is a great place to start. We are currently offering it for only $75, so let’s get started:
Introduces the student to exploration of the psychological/physiological effects of color and expands through a series of exercises and journaling the impact of color on all aspects of our being. Includes an analysis of personal color preference through various interpretations, and color meditation. The course then explores the effects of color as traditionally used in various cultures to promote health and wellness. Detailed information about the chakra system and using colors with crystals further expands student knowledge. By following the assignments and journalling you learn how to tap the creative hemisphere of your mind while allowing your analytical mind to take a time out.
The emphasis is on personal growth, having fun with color and learning how to use color to improve personal health and well-being. Holistic practitioners will find many useful ways to add Color Therapy to their professional practice. In addition, this first step may stimulate you to continue studying, leading to full certification in Color Therapy.
“In an age like ours, colour is not the luxury it was in past centuries. We are inundated by manufactured colour–surrounded, immersed, swimming in a sea of colour. Because of sheer quantity, colour is perhaps in danger of losing some of its magic. I believe that using colour in drawing and painting helps us to recapture the beauty of colour and to experience once again the almost hypnotic fascination it once had for us.” 
 Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Betty Edwards, 1989, pp. 204.