Did you know that beginning March 2012, each 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. Our spirits are lifted when we take some time out enjoying nature. So, this is one way we embrace color therapy into our lives. 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. Because energy is a vital factor in healing.
Our preference of one color over another is based on how it makes us feel.
Additionally, our personal reaction to colors is affected by cultural, personal preferences derived from 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.
Because light is absorbed by the eye, then converted to another form of energy allowing us to see colour. 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 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.
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. Color Therapists assist themselves and others in maintaining health by applying colors. We achieve this 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, 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 have ever wanted to learn Color Therapy, then our Level One course is a great place to start.
You are introduced to exploring the psychological/physiological effects of color. Then the course expands through a series of exercises and journaling. We explore the impact of color on all aspects of our being. Additionally, we explore an analysis of personal color preference through various interpretations and meditations.
We explore the effects of color as traditionally used to promote health + wellness in various cultures.
Student knowledge is further expanded by our detailed exploration of the chakra system. Then we add crystals. By following the assignments and journaling 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.