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Volume 15 Issue 5
January/February 2010

Eat Well! Food as a Vital Part of Our Spiritual Journey

Better Health in a Teacup

Help Yourself with Colour Therapy

Breath, Body, and Voice Work, Fitzmaurice Voicework®

Singing: It's About Having Fun and Feeling Good

Meditation Enhances Physical and Mental Health

Wounded Healers: Finding Our Sacred Paths Together


Help Yourself with Colour Therapy
by Yvette Woodrow
Yvette Woodrow

What is Colour Therapy?

Colour is simply a form of visible light of electromagnetic energy. All the primary colours reflected in the rainbow carry their own unique healing properties. The sun alone is a wonderful healer! Just imagine what life would be like without sunshine. It has been proven that lack of sunlight contributes to depression in some people.

Colour is simply light of varying wavelengths/frequencies and is a form of energy that is used in Colour Light Therapy. These wavelengths resonate with energies in different areas of the body. Studies show that Colour Therapy can be used for any problem whether physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual, as well as an overall relaxation therapy, and can be used to complement other treatments. Colour energy can be the catalyst for our healing process and encourages normal and healthy workings of the body. This light energy affects all living cells.

Based on quantum physics we know that all matter is composed of various forms of vibration and energy waves. All living things are formed and controlled by electrical fields that surround us. These “fields of life”, better known as the aura which is in and around our bodies, form the basic blueprint for and contain all information about our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual processes.

An integral part of the aura is the chakras. The chakra system is at the centre of all major Eastern philosophies and knowledge of them is at least a thousand years old. Chakras represent subtle energy centres through which we are able to receive and transmit social, sexual, and spiritual energy. “The chakra system directly links up to, and is an etheric extension of, the endocrine system: the body’s chemical factory of ductless glands that include the pituitary, pineal, thyroid, thymus, pancreas, gonads, and adrenals.” (1) The seven major chakras have been assigned particular colours of the rainbow spectrum. This information has come to us by people who have the ability to see these colours.

Colour enriches everything it permeates. The warm colours of red, orange, and yellow stimulate us, while the cool colours of green, indigo, and violet calm us. Interior decorators have been using this information for years. Medicine has also utilized light energy for healing with the use of infrared, ultraviolet, and laser light. Holistic healers are often called lightworkers as they are able to affect the aura and everything else connected through the electromagnetic fields of their hands and connected to their hearts as they work on individuals.

Colour Light Therapy works with different protocols, incorporating geometric shapes with the different colour lenses, as well as visualization to help you address stress and dysfunction in your life. I have found in my practice that Colour Light Therapy works very well in conjunction with acupuncture and/or acupressure, as well as with other treatment modalities. It has even been proven beneficial for pets.

This work has been dubbed “Colour Harmonics” by Julianne Bien, the originator of this specialized equipment. There are four basic ways to receive colour light frequencies:

  1. By introducing the frequencies to the major and minor chakra points. This also includes the acupuncture points.
  2. By stroking the acupuncture meridians along their directional paths with the light frequencies. This is used primarily for direct stimulation: to influence the organs and where the endocrine glands/organs interface. To remove imprints of energetic debris from the body and to nourish depleted tissues.
  3. By shining light directly over closed eyelids, especially if the person has low energy and/or is depressed. The first three ways of using Colour Harmonics utilizes a small pen-light flashlight equipped with a varied assortment of colour lenses manufactured using mineral substrates which have been specifically engineered to produce specific wave lengths of colour.
  4. By allowing the person to bathe in a colour frequency beam emitted from a larger colour light source. (2) (Note: I hope to purchase one of these in the near future to use with a spa tub located in my Vonda office.)

To sum up the wonder of Colour Harmonics, I will use Julianne’s words, “To be light in-formed requires an all-encompassing mind/body change, shift, or distillation to raise one’s consciousness to the next level of one’s evolutionary process. This is supported through the heart centre’s resonance which flows through the weave of our energetic fibres and aura in rhythmic patterns as it connects with the Earth’s frequency.” (3) You can obtain further information by going to www.spectrahue.com.

References: (1)Golden Light: A Journey with Advanced Colourworks, Julianne Bien (p. 43); (2) Golden Light (paraphrased from p. 56); (3) Golden Light (p. 52).

Yvette Woodrow is a Holistic Practitioner with a background in Physiotherapy. She believes in placing the onus for health on the individual and will use various techniques such as Relaxation/Visualization, Acupuncture, Colour Harmonics, and EFT as required in order to help you learn to decrease the body’s stress responses and improve overall health. She practices in Saskatoon and Vonda, as well as at the Muskeg Reserve. To contact her phone (306) 258-2227 or 258-2289, fax (306) 258-2050, or email: jywoodrow@sasktel.net. Also see the Directory of Services ad on page 27 of the 15.5 January/February issue of the WHOLifE Journal.


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