Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Colourful Personality Proves Good Therapy

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Colourful Personality Proves Good Therapy

Article excerpt

HERVEY Bay's Cilinda Atkins has always loved working with colour.

As an artist, she knows a lot about finding a balance, about making colours work together.

While selling her art and her jewellery creations at the Hervey Bay Marina markets a few months ago, she struck up a conversation with people in a nearby stall who were selling crystals.

They told her about colour therapy and crystal healing, which Cilinda found enthralling.

"I've always been drawn to colour - that's obvious with being an artist, I love it," she said.

She decided to enrol in the School of Natural Health Sciences in Britain, where she studied crystal healing and colour therapy online.

Since becoming qualified in May, Cilinda has been spreading the word about colour therapy, especially via her Facebook page.

She charges $20 for a reading including three colours, the two the person most likes and the colour the person likes least, or $10 for a reading of one's favourite colour.

As well as including the information she has uncovered in her study, Cilinda also uses her intuition during the reading to share additional information.

When she started researching colour therapy, finding out about different colours and what they mean about one's personality, Cilinda found she couldn't stop reading and she was fascinated by the information she was learning.

Cilinda has a blue personality, meaning she is passive, doesn't like conflict and enjoys a harmonious atmosphere.

"I'm a homebody, I'm not out there socially," she said.

She enjoys communicating through writing or on the phone, but good communication in her relationships is a struggle for Cilinda, which is also a trait of a blue personality.

Her second favourite colour is purple, which highlights her creative and spiritual side.

She likes all the colours, but the one she probably likes least is red. …

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