Colour Therapy: My journey through breast cancer

Marilyn believes that colour therapy helped her beat breast cancer

Colour spectrumMarilyn, 62, was told she had breast cancer eight years ago. In the first part of this two-part series, she explained how she faced her diagnosis head on and healed herself holistically whilst studying Colour Therapy. Here she explains what Colour Therapy is.

Colour Therapy is a natural therapy tool which uses colours to restore or promote energy balances within an individual. It is a complementary therapy for which there is evidence dating back thousands of years to the ancient cultures of Egypt, China and India. It is a totally holistic and non-invasive therapy and, really, colour should be a part of our everyday life, not just something we experience for an hour or two with a therapist.

The colours we interact with can impact us on an emotional, mental, spiritual and physical level.

Each of us has Seven Main Chakras of the Body. These are energy centres in the body like cogs in a machine. They all need to be running smoothly for the body to function properly.

We need light in order to function and to remain healthy and Colour Therapy uses the visible spectrum of light that surrounds us at all times to help us find the balance of our bodies.

In the seventeenth century, Sir Isaac Newton developed the colour wheel using visible colours of the spectrum. However, thousands of years ago the Egyptians used Colour Therapy for healing and the Hindu Chakra Rainbow Colour Therapy system evolved. This associates a specific colour to each Chakra or energy centre, creating an inner harmony.

Root – red
Sacral – orange
Solar Plexus – yellow
Heart – green
Throat – blue
Third Eye – indigo
Crown – violet

Colour Therapy also includes our auras or personal energy fields and our bodies can reflect the condition of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual state. The majority of us have a predominant colour in our aura with other colours radiating out from the base and around the head. The colours in our aura continually change depending on internal and external influences. Some people naturally see auras.

Colour Therapy is based around recognising the colour energy that we are drawn to and bringing it into our lives with the use of clothing, home decor, jewellery or food in order to balance the energy within. There are many simple things that you can do for yourself including a relaxing Colour Energy bath.

coloured slinkyBy putting our bodies into balance through colour, we are able to maintain our status quo at our optimum level. This can enable each of us to function at our very best and in my case, I was able to reduce the tumour I had in my breast without using any invasive modern medical methods. I truly believe in the power of holistic and complementary therapies and feel that the fact I have faced breast cancer and overcome it is evidence of how successful it can be.

Since gaining my Colour Therapy qualification, I see many people with varying conditions who come to me for Colour Therapy treatment and they are always astounded by the results. The principles are simple and through the guidance of a holistic therapist, anyone can learn to draw on their own ability to heal themselves. Undoubtedly this is both powerful and empowering.

For further information on Marilyn’s story or if you are interested in a treatment, please see her website.

Marilyn has asked us to add this note:

DISCLAIMER: NONE OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION SHOULD BE MISCONSTRUED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. BEFORE APPLYING ANY THERAPY OR REJECTING ANY CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER AND BE FULLY AWARE OF THE POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES OF SUCH DECISIONS.