Color Therapy May Help You See Recovery in a New Way

The feelings evoked by color are subjective, yet color therapy chooses universal meanings to assist in controlling emotions and responses. Color therapy can be added to any current treatment plan or a person may opt for mental health treatment programs that include a wide range of alternative therapies to help see recovery in a new light.

Use of Color Therapy

Chromotherapy, or color therapy, is often incorporated into other types of psychotherapeutic practices. Color therapy is classified as a vibrational healing modality. It utilizes healing or gemstones and crystals. It all depends on the therapist, disorder, and symptoms. Other tools may include visualization and meditation. A color therapist may ask you to close your eyes and imagine scenes that are rich in color designed to evoke emotions that lift you out of depression or decrease anxiety. Some tools include:

  • Candles
  • Plants
  • Fabrics
  • Lighting
  • Curtains
  • Prisms
  • Gemstones or crystals

Psychology of Color

It is believed various colors have different emotional and psychological representations. These include:

  • Blue: evokes feelings of calm, peace, or sadness. May increase productivity and decrease appetite
  • Red: associated with love, but also rage, excitement, and high energy
  • Orange: energy, excitement, and fun
  • Purple: associated with royalty and spirituality, often perceived as exotic

Myriad Benefits

It is believed the more alternative therapies you include in a well-rounded mental health program the better. The more likely you will experience breakthrough experiences if you focus on treatment goals. You never know what will speak into an experience until you try it, so choose a mental health program that works and incorporates these elements.

The Last Resort provides a safe, supportive environment for men in a retreat-like setting. Nature is an important component of recovery and healing. We strive to provide a place of enrichment that cultivates the inner as well as the outer journey of recovery. However you find your way to the Last Resort, we endeavor to provide a haven where you can journey through recovery feeling like your life and story have meaning and a purpose. Call us to find out more: 512-750-6750.