|Posted on 28 February, 2014 at 7:25|
As a Psychotherapist I always enjoy offering and introducing different tools in the therapy room and I believe that working in a holistic way with colours, can be very stimulating for clients to unlock and explore deep rooted memories, thoughts and feelings. Colour Therapy aims to balance and enhance our body's energy centres/chakras by using the colours of the light spectrum, which can help to stimulate our body's own healing process.
The human body has seven energy fields known as chakras, each one represented by a different colour, these then represent different functions and emotional aspects of our souls.
The seven colours can be seen in the image below (courtesy of celestial-alchemy): red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
In preparation for client work I place lights around the therapy room (including the colours of the chakras) which may allow the client to focus freely on one or more colours if they choose to do so.
Colour choices can indicate where there may be an imbalance of colour which can highlight a potential problem; whether emotional, physical, mental or spiritual and also gives indications of personality issues which may need to be addressed.
I have recently introduced this colour changing mood cube (pictured below). As it is remote controlled, I feel that the client can also gain empowerment by stopping the cube on their particular enticed colour.
EXPLORING THE SUBCONSCIOUS
The colours a client may be drawn to may be reflective of or a direct trigger from a subconscious thought, feeling or memory, which can then be expressed and explored using either direct or indirect therapeutic approaches.
Ideally all chakras should be fully energised and running in a clockwise rotation, if one is running low on energy it can affect that area of the body and stimulate a thought from the subconscious.
If a client feels that their chakras need re-energising, I can place the lights in the chakra alignment either on the client’s body or next to them and work through a process of deep breathing techniques through each chakra. Balance of the energy in each of the body’s chakras is very important for health and wellbeing. Colour therapy can help to re-balance and/or stimulate these energies by applying the appropriate colour to the body and therefore re-balance our chakras.
The use of the chakra coloured lights and tranquil music can be more powerful if used in group meditation therapy, particularly in a darkened room, this allows each individual to focus on a particular colour or object which may help to build a 'picture' in the mind’s eye of tranquillity, by asking the individual to then share with the group what the colours meant to them; did it bring up emotions and feelings?
Pictured are submersible tea lights in the chakra alignment.
THE POWER OF FIRE
Also a new item I have found to be powerful in the room and that is the fire flame such as the (artificial) one produced by this flame lamp.
I personally have always been drawn to watching the flame dance, flicker and then disappear….. I do believe this is a connection to my inner child as my childhood home had open fires in every room. I have both positive and negative memories related to this, so I know where my connection is triggered from and why, would you?
So, what colour are you drawn to today and did you choose it consciously or has your subconscious chosen it for you?
All lights provided by: www.festive-lights.com