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Chromotherapy & Color Healing
Color Healing, Light Therapy and Chromotherapy are all terms used interchangeably with Color Therapy, which is a set of principles used to create harmonious color and color combinations for healing. This form of energy medicine is based on the belief that the human body is composed of energy fields. When the energy is properly distributed and circulating freely, the body is healthy. Imbalances or abnormal amounts of energy are believed to indicate an excess or deficency.
Color is energy. The energy vibration of that color is what you need, in the moment, in order to improve and balance your physical and emotional state.
Chakra Balancing, Aura Cleansing, Colorpuncture, Light Therapy and Color Therapy modalities of healing are profound and are great integrative therapies that can be used in conjunction with many other forms of health care. Learn more about the history of color, healing with color, your personal color analysis and The Full Spectrum Diet.
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The Psychology of Color Therapy ( Commonly Called Chromotherapy )
Everywhere we look we see color. It can effect our moods, emotions and spirit. Color influences those around us and their perception of us. It effects us on a conscious and subconscious level. To use color effectively one must first understand what makes color so powerful and the psychological effect that it creates in our choice of decor, dress, work and environment. If we understand these hidden messages we can use color to our advantage and thus enhance our lives in a positive way.
By using colored crystals, candles and even surrounding ourselves with color we can inhance our exhistance or influence those around us.When combined with Aromatherapy, Pulse Point Therapy or other technics we are able to tap into the internal energy and thus our perceptions thus manifesting even our most secret desires.
Red is the color of energy and is therefore stimulating. It also has the greatest emotional impact of any color. Emotions induced by the color red include passion, love, lust, anger, rage, and even murder. Red can be warm and safe or bold and dangerous. Red is a good morale booster and can be utilized to build self-assertiveness. In Eastern thought red was considered the color of good fortune.
In the home, Red is generally associated with grandeur. During Victorian times red was used in many theatres or public buildings to inspire trust and confidence. Red, in the home, can invoke the feeling of warmth and coziness. When choosing red as a color scheme you need to be careful and not get to red as it can cause anxiety, agitation or irritability. The intensity of the red you choose can have a dramatic impact.
Red has always been associated with sex and the female genetalia. It is also a color of war or blood as it equates the color of the human heart. Red can also be an expression of violence owing to the similarity of blood. This association though also aligns the color red with life. In some tribal communities red is a symbol of strength and may hold special powers. Red is thought by some healers to be effective in treating many diseases in the blood or circulatory system.
Red that is softened with white becomes pink and can be quite soothing. It is the considered the feminine aspect of red. Many pinks are considered sexy and are associated with the color of flesh. Pink can inspire the unconscious need to nurture or the parenting instinct. The color pink, when over used, can have a weakening effect.
Pink is a popular choice as a bedroom color and can promote feelings of relaxation and encourage sleep. When used in this situation it needs to be balanced by either blues or greens so that when you awake in the morning you do not feel lethargic.
Yellow, the color of the midday sun can stimulate the mind and help you to focus on ego, creativity or optimism. Yellow is the natural color of enlightenment and therefore associated with positive energy. Yellow is the most reflective of all colors. Yellow used in the home can bring a sense of cheerfulness and life. Care should be used when dealing with to much or to intense of yellow as it will stimulate bad emotions as well as good. Those who are mentally unstable or fragile should avoid intense use of this color at all costs. In the work place yellow should not be used in areas where counseling or social work take place as it can prove to stimulating or agitating. Yellow is useful in treating disorders of the nervous system and certain diseases of the skin.
Though orange can have similar properties to yellow its effect is tempered and therefore less intense. It is considered cheerful and uplifting. Orange con make you feel extroverted or it can make a room seem more expansive. Orange, being a combination of red and yellow, can impact physical passion or feelings of warmth and comfort. On a secondary level it may instill a feeling of self preservation and a need for shelter.
The color value of orange can vary greatly and in its use care should be taken not to create the wrong effect. Muddy shades can feel inferior or irritating and can give one a sense of physical deprivation. Bold shades can however give the impression of opulence and at times feel very sensual. In healing practices orange is used to treat problems of the spleen , kidneys and certain digestive disorders.
Brown, a darkened form of orange can be linked with comfort and security. It is the color of rich earth and therefore can be very grounding. It is a strong practical color. Considered a masculine color, brown can promote feelings of strength and stability. A rich cocoa shade may provide a sense of comfort where as a lighter honey color can feel warm and cozy. A rich tanned body is generally looked upon as being in fine health and considered very desirable by many when compared to someone who is pale or pallid looking.
Brown can also evoke a sense of luxury when associated with fine chocolates or rich coffees. Copper or metallic forms of brown are more attractive to adults perhaps as an association to these products. To much brown or the incorrect shade may cause the viewer to have feelings of sadness, melancholia or gloominess. Used in small doses brown is effective in aiding concentration and the gain of knowledge.
Calming blue is associated with the sky or sea and therefore can be quite calming. Blue is also associated with intellectual processes and healing. Blue is the most popular color when it comes to fashion and decor. The wearing of light or pale blues can promote a sense of calm and gentleness. Dark blues however invoke a sense of authority and efficiency for this reason many police or military uniforms use this color. Denim blue is commonly associated with youth even though it may range from pale to dark indigo tones.
On the unconscious level blue bring a sense of calm and logical thought in a stressful world. It is the “ peacemaker” of colors and can ease tensions or lower hostility. Blue encourages centering and self-balance. Using to much blue in decor however can have the effect of feeling sadness or depression. To counteract this use yellow or white as the compliment to blue. Blue is an astringent color and is generally used to treat or influence organs pertaining to sight, hearing and smell.
VIOLET or PURPLE
Red and blue are far apart in the spectrum of color and evoke opposites traits physically, emotionally or symbolically. However when mixed together to form Violet, they become associated with spirituality. For centuries purple has been associated with royalty or religion. This is in part due to the fact that purple dye was so expensive to manufacture. On a psychological level shades of violet or purple promote peaceful mental reflection or feelings of high self-esteem.
Purple can also have a negative effect being a representation of ostentation , the color of wine and of decadent living. Purple in general and shades of Amethyst in particular are useful in the treatment of mental or nervous problems, neuralgia, rheumatism and epilepsy.
Green can help to promote perfect balance within our psychological makeup. It is the most restful color to the eye as it requires no retinal adjustment to focus on it. Green is believed to evoke a state of positive mental attitude and, being the color of natural foliage, makes us feel stable and secure. Emerald greens are both balancing and uplifting, as are more yellowish greens.
The word “green” has come to be synonymous with the environment and selflessness. It should be remembered, however, that green has a dual function as it also signifies the opposite of balance and the dangerous emotions of jealousy and envy. This duality is also seen in the association of conventionally prescribed medicines which are rarely, if ever, green in color because of an old association with poison. Psychologically, humans both embrace green and retract from it. That is why, if you are choosing to decorate with greens, you should take great care when choosing the shade, as greens can give out such mixed messages. Though useful in treating headaches and emotional disorders caution should be used in choosing to use green for healing.
Gray is a totally neutral color and is used therefore as a non-statement. At times it is aligned with sadness due to the association of gray skies or shadows. To much use of gray can invoke confusion or disorientation. Gray, like white is used as a bridge to open the receptive nature of some people due to its Mercurial nature and its association with silver.
The total absence of color gives us black, a color that can vary greatly depending upon its use and context. In a spiritual sense black is considered protective. In fashion it is a sign of elegance and sophistication. In a modern interior it is aligned to sleekness or luxury.
Black can also convey very negative images as it is associated with death or darkness. It is the color of mourning. The color of the occult and the unknown. Since black has the ability to absorb light it can be said to promote bad moods or negative attitudes. Black is generally not used in healing though it may be used in a protective way.
When all colors come together we have what we perceive to be white or light. This color provokes feeling of purity cleanliness, and aspirations. White is totally reflective and therefore associated with pure energy. White is an excellent choice for general healing and sealing of breaches in the Aura.