Qualification: Diploma in Colour Therapy, School of Natural Health Sciences
Colour therapy is about more than what colours we like to look at. Do you, or does someone you know, habitually wear nothing but black? It may be ‘just a fashion statement’, but it’s probably much more than that. Wearing black may mean that you prefer to remain in the background. Or it may be that you’re confused about where you want to go in life and you’re trying to find your path. There’s a reason why it’s said to be slimming – it can literally help you fade away!
Feeling blue, in the pink, seeing red – we use colour in our daily lives without thinking about it. But colour affects more than just our language and figures of speech.
Colour affects us, whether we’re conscious of it or not. Research has shown that even for people who have been blind from birth, being in a room decorated in certain colours, or having them placed on their skin, in the form of clothes, blankets etc, has the same effect as seeing the colours with your eyes.
Much research has been done about how colour affects humans. While we are all different, and may react in subtly different ways to different colours – and certainly colours may have different meanings for us – each colour has a set of generic attributes, which will have similar effects on the human physiology, even if those effects don’t consciously register.
If you feel there is something lacking in your life – eg vibrancy, happiness, calmness, nurturing – perhaps injecting a little of the right colour or colours will help you perk up a flagging system or quiet an overactive one?
There are many ways in which colour can be used to help us. Why not talk to me and see if it can help you?
‘I’ve been using colour to heal my various aches and pains for years, but I’d never thought of the technique Karen suggested, using the opposite of the colour I first thought of. I was trying to calm one of my areas of chronic pain one day, but it wasn’t working. The suggestion to use the opposite colour came to mind, and I tried it. I was amazed at the results! I will be using this technique in the future any time that using the obvious colour doesn’t produce results.’ MB