Did you know that March is Color Therapy Month? We’re getting the party started by looking at what color can do for you!
And, did you know that color or colour therapy has been with us since the beginning of time?
Intuitively we are often applying color to our lives. And by using color therapy we take this to a conscious level.
Let’s look at it this way. When we take time out to enjoy nature, our spirits are lifted. Think of a sunset. The beauty of the colors. Being under a leafy canopy, and basking in the green light. Looking out at the ocean and feeling peaceful and calm. This is one way we use color therapy intuitively.
Another is when we pick what clothing to wear.
Also in the way we choose the colors that surround us in our home and work places. All subconsciously or if you prefer, as I do, intuitively.
Additionally you can see a trained therapist or easily become your own color therapist.
So, let me explain a bit more about what color can do for you
All things that manifest in our Universe vibrate at different frequencies. This is known as energy. And as we know, energy is the basis of all life. Without energy we’d all be dead! And because of this, energy is a vital factor in healing.
How we feel influences our color choices.
Additionally, our personal reaction to colors is affected by cultural and personal preferences. These may be derived from our life and past-life experiences. There are however, generalities to how we react to colors. These at times defy cultural and personal boundaries, even visual handicaps and blindness.
Light is absorbed by the eye. Then converted to another form of energy. Which in turn allows us to see color. It’s 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 of 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.
For example, as someone who works with Energy Medicine we look at aches and pains in the body + see that part of the body is 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. Color Therapists help themselves and others to maintain health by applying colors. We do this by reducing stress on the body, mind, emotions and spirit. The vibrations of the body are changed to a frequency inspiring health, well-being and harmony.
Color Therapists may use color lamps or gels, guided visualization and hypnotherapy. Meditation, clothes, colored lights and oils. Or a combination of a number of these methods. In addition, other therapies may be used simultaneously, including Reiki, Reflexology, Massage and Lifestyle Counselling and Coaching.
If you want to learn more about Color Therapy, then our Level One course is a great place to start. No experience necessary.
We start by exploring the psychological/physiological effects of color. Then the course expands through a series of exercises and journaling. We delve into the impact of color on all aspects of our being. Additionally, we enjoy an analysis of personal color preference through various interpretations and meditations.
We examine the traditional use of color to promote health + wellness in various cultures.
A detailed exploration of the chakra system expands our knowledge. Then we add crystals. So, you learn how to tap into the creative hemisphere of your mind by following the assignments and journaling. All the while, allowing your analytical mind to take a time out.
Accordingly, the emphasis is on personal growth. Having fun with color and learning how to use color to improve personal health and well-being. But many holistic practitioners 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.