THE ENHANCEMENT OF REIKI BY OTHER NATURAL ENERGY-BASED THERAPIES
PART 3: INCORPORATING COLOUR THERAPY INTO THE REIKI SESSION
Written by Thea van der Merwe, Ph.D
I generally do not include colour therapy directly into the actual Reiki treatment. However, the use of colour is a useful tool to aid clients that need to take some practical advice back with them. Incorporating colour into their every-day lives after a Reiki treatment will extend the effects of that Reiki treatment. I often advise clients as part of the follow-up to the Reiki session on the use of colour to aid in addressing some pertinent issues, e.g.:
- Insomnia is a common problem that clients suffer from. Apart from relaxation techniques and suggestions about sleep-routines, clients are advised to incorporate sleep enhancing colour therapy techniques into their daily lives. Avoiding “red” foods and focussing on “blue” foods, particularly during an evening meal, may be suggested. Bedrooms also need to be calm and colours such as pale green, pink, blue and lilac can be incorporated to create an environment that would enhance sleep.
- Low self-esteem and feeling “blue” can be dealt with by incorporating yellow and orange into an office or home environment. Yellow sunflowers can be an excellent tool in such instances.
- Often clients do not feel grounded in their everyday lives. Grounding can be facilitated by incorporating brown, black and red into everyday life – underwear and socks in these colours often have the desired grounding effect.