Date of Award
Master of Art Therapy
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
Faculty of Education and Arts
The predominance of colour as a therapy is becoming more apparent in our culture at present. It is a well-known fact, which has been thoroughly documented, that colour affects our senses in many ways and on many levels. Colour is considered to possess a healing element. A phenomenological study will be conducted to investigate people's spontaneous physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual reactions to colour. This will be explored through the experiential use of colour by the participants. The use of a pre-test questionnaire, post-test questionnaires, observation and de-briefing will be the main research instruments. A pilot study will be used to fine tune the methodology. Its application to Art Therapy will also be explored.
Smith, N. (1999). Colour perception: A phenomenological study into people's spontaneous physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual reactions, through experiential use, to colour. https://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/1238