Chromotherapy For Bipolar Disorder
Let’s talk about colors. I think colors are very important as they are prime or most obvious. While this isn’t always true, many people with bipolar disorder depend on their eyes for everything. And by that I mean to say that the other senses contribute to the eyes. It’s not that the eyes are the most important sense, just feels like the collaboration of all the senses tend to emphasize sight.
As part of my own therapy I went out and invested in chromotherapy items such as rocks, LED strips, plants and other things of color. The reason for this is simple I enjoy vibrant experiences, especially vibrant colors. I think the use of color as a therapy technique is incredibly helpful. Color affects your mood, most definitely. It stimulates different intensities and different feelings. Take the color red for instance.
Red is not something you would paint the wall of an asylum or prison. Red is the color you would paint something to warn someone about like the label on a can of Raid or a teapot. But not something that you intend to use to comfort someone with. Why is this? I believe that red is enraging or a high-intensity color as it brings out anger and frustration and rage. Now how about light blue.
The color of the sky or clear Hawaiian waters. I think the color light blue is soothing and “lightly happy”. Light blue is a color that puts you into a space where there’s little obstruction and more room to move.
I think Chromotherapy is just as effective as pet therapy. I know when I got my cat Rubix that my life changed immediately when I saw the guy. I’ve never been the same since. But, color therapy works on you differently meaning, while the pet gives me incredible love and incredible comfort, chromotherapy enables an environment to express that experience.
Chromotherapy is easy to do, easy to come by and easy to see how it will affect you. I think the easiest way to decide on a certain color is to go to a space where there are many of them and a place where there are many things that are alive. I think that’s one of the things that really helped me decide my color, was go to a garden and find a flower of a certain color. But ultimately it doesn’t matter if it’s alive or inanimate all that really matters is that you like the color and that it’s placed in a way that you can see it or in a space where you want to have it affect.
Point is this, that color affects our moods and seeking out colors that are therapeutic to us or our balancing to us, just judged by the experience, is a good thing for people with bipolar disorder. And that’s because we can use some help. Good luck.