Thelma van der Werff is a chartered colour therapist who has been successfully running her business called Colour Comfort for the past 8 years. Thelma has developed a fascinating new concept, in which she uses the psychology of colour for personal development and growth. The Colour Comfort Method is also a very effective tool for wellness practitioners as it can enhance their own service by getting a fast and in-depth insight into their clients. .
The Colour Comfort Method uses the psychology of Colour to:
- Acknowledge your PAST
- Identify your PRESENT potential
- Shape your FUTURE
A balanced use of colour will stimulate and support the uniqueness of every human being, allowing them to live up to their own full potential. Colour Comfort Method is the art of complimenting and complementing, revealing hidden talents and potential and helping you to truly shine from within using the psychology of colour.
Introduction of Colour
When Thelma arrived in New Zealand from the Netherlands in 2001 she completed a course in ‘Face Reading’ and was so fascinated with this concept that she decided to follow the training of “Psychosomatic Therapist & Body Mind Analyst” at the Australasian Institute of Body Mind Analysis & Psychosomatic Therapy. This training gave her the tools to do ‘Body Readings’, observing the relation between the body and symptoms and the thought patterns related to the symptoms. During this time she also studied the colour concept “Aura-Soma” and continued her study to complete all four levels, part of which was handing in a thesis and research of ‘Colour’ at a deeper level.
Colour became Thelma’s passion and she noticed that everyone is interested to learn what their colour choices reveal about themselves. Her knowledge about colour and her Body Reading training gave her accurate information about the person and how the use of particular colours can influence the thought patterns as well as the behaviour of the clients. This is how the new Colour Comfort Method was born.
Thelma has now trained well over 100 Colour Coaches according to the Colour Comfort Method in New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, The Netherland and Germany. In 2011 all modules will be available as an online course.
Thelma’s Qualifications and Memberships
- Thelma is a member of the New Zealand Charter of Health Practitioners. Inc.
- A registered Aura-Soma Practitioner and member of The Art & Science International Academy of Colour Technologies.
- Member of the Australian Colour Society
- Member of the International Light Association
Has completed the training:
- Aura-Soma level I, II, III, IV
- Reiki I, II
- Reconnective Healing level I, II, III – by Eric Pearl
- Brain Boot Camp – by Don Tolman
- Psychosomatic Therapist & Body Mind Analyst – by Hermann Muller AIBMA&PT
- Basic Adult Tutor Training – Auckland Schools Community Education Association
- Melchizedek Academy of Soul Education International
Thelma has written two books about the psychology of colour in clothing. Her first book “Why are you wearing those colours?” reveals the emotional significance of colour and her book “Dress to Impress” is a colour dictionary, explaining the message each colour is communicating as well as colour positioning; colour on different parts of the body communicate different messages.
Mission and vision
Thelma’s mission and vision is to make the powerful and effective tool of colour available to everyone in a practical and easy manner. She wants to give people the option to use colour pro-actively every day in order to influence emotions, behaviour and thought patterns.