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What is Colour Therapy?



What is Colour Therapy?

by Suzy Chiazzari – principal of Iris School of Colour Therapy U.K.

Colour is pure light energy that sustains us in good health and each rainbow colour has its own special healing power. Colour Therapy is a gentle but powerful therapy that uses these therapeutic and mood-enhancing qualities to bring about deep healing and harmony to the mind, body and spirit so colour is really the medicine of the future.

A colour therapist can help you understand how your favourite colours can mirror your life, your personality and your state of health on all levels. Colour reflection readings using Colour Reading Cards is an excellent form of diagnosis that helps you discover which areas of our life are out of balance and causing you stress and pain.



You will also understand why you are attracted to certain colours and a Colour therapist will show you how to use these colours for healing, health, relaxation and creative inspiration.

By introducing the right colours back into your life in your dress, diet, decor and by learning colour-healing techniques, like colour breathing, art therapy and colour silk scarf treatments. These colour healing drives negative energy from your energy system allowing good health and happiness to flow back into your life.



Learning about Colour Therapy can help you to:

  • Obtain health, vitality and rebuild health after an operation or illness
  • Alleviate symptoms of chronic illness that dont seem to respond to other treatment
  • Help you to deal with stress, depression, loneliness, frustration and other emotional problems such as loss or grief.
  • Promote prosperity, success so you can fulfil your true potential
  • Help you to discover your true life’s work
  • Develop peace of mind and spirit
  • Create harmony an balance in your life


The wonderful thing about Colour Therapy is that it touches every aspect of your life, from the mood you get up in the morning, your energy levels, appetite and digestion, nervous and immune system. So Colour Therapy is not just a quick complementary health treatment, but something that can support and nourish you every day of the week. So a Colour Therapist will be able to help you choose the right colours for you.

The Iris International School of Colour  was established by renowned colour healer, teacher and author, Suzy Chiazzari in 1992 to provide training in all aspects of Colour Therapy. You can now share in Suzy’s passion and knowledge of colour by taking one of her personally tutored, home study courses for your own self-development or to start a new and exciting career in this fast-growing area of complementary health.



For more information about professional Colour Therapy training visit  our company profile – click here


Experience the Tranquility with Potchefstroom Academy

Experience the tranquility… listen to the sound of running water…, hear the waves crash against the beach… escape to a world where stress, tension and fatigue don’t exist.  Be rejuvenated in the richness of aromatic creams, experience the expertise of healing hands,  revitalise your senses and awake in a new body…

Do you want to be the medium through which men and women can fulfil their entire being, through being pampered and cared for by your expertise and holistic approach to the body?  Then a career in Somatology is the perfect career for you.

It is proven that women, even through difficult economical circumstances, always strive to be groomed, and men are not far behind. An assurance that there will always be an income for you.

A career in Somatology offers you multiple working opportunities and brings out the entrepreneur in you.  Consider a year on the luxury cruise liners or in a spa in Europe, become a representative for a cosmetic product house and travel through South Africa and overseas.  Start your own salon from home or reach for the stars and open your own spa.  Work with plastic surgeons and dermatologists or join hands with the rich and famous and become a make-up artist on a film production.

And if you wonder where you can go for training?  In the heart of a student town, the centre of Aardklop – in Potchefstroom of course.

Potchefstroom Academy (PTY) Ltd is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training to ensure that you receive top quality training. Familiarize yourself with the advantages at the following website:  www.doe.gov.za.  Furthermore, we ensure highly trained and qualified lecturers with international qualifications.

Potchefstroom Academy also offer international (CIDESCO) and national (SAAHSP) standardized exams to assure your entry into the industry.

Potchefstroom Academy offers you a healthy student life, managed by the Student Representative Council, accommodation, delicious balanced meals from Café Academy, a fully equipped library and computer facility, a student training salon – Jolie Femme, a training spa – Tina Schöltz Day Spa and a variety of short courses that can be completed between classes.

You can choose between:

1.     A qualification in Health and Skincare – 2 years to complete;  and

2.     An advanced qualification in Somatology – an extra year after the 2 year qualification.

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Jing-An Traditional Chinese Medicine

Always in a rush , stressed and tired. Start putting your health first. Safe superior long lasting Chinese Medicine treatments, acupuncture, tui na and bone setting massages, moxibustion and cupping will improve your standard of living as well as treat any ailment. Combined with herbs and tea that will help speed up the healing process. Experience a new level of awareness discovering your Chi (inner strength) by doing Tai Chi or Qi Gong classes. The ultimate exercise .Private classes can be arranged. Stylish, Trendy Lifestyle clothing to maximize comfort and movement. Specialize in giving workshops, teambuilding and courses in Chinese Medicine. ‘Ultimate mind altering experience’



Jing- An literally translates as: “Source of Serenity.” Established 12 years ago by Owner Dr. Michael Lan, this professional Organisation conveys Ancient Wisdom inherent to Chinese medicine, Tai Chi, Gi Gong and it’s other branches.  Dr. Lan is a Traditional Chinese medicine doctor, specializing in the practise and education of all treatments offered. He taught in the United Kingdom, the Sports Science Institute in Cape Town and is the UCT Tai Chi Club Coach. His continual efforts and success are continually being recognized through extensive media coverage such as Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Longevity, Odyssey, Renaissance, The Cape Time and Argus newspapers, and was also featured on Free Spirit and The Power Of Within (SABC 3). He is a regular contributor to Longevity Magazine, having been voted along with four other leaders in their field as “most inspiring”.



Jing – An’s objective is to take special care in preserving the integrity and authenticity of its Origin and Lineage through the services treatments and education provided.


Concepts and principles

Jing-An’s teachings and treatment are based primarily on maintaining a fine Balance in Mind, Body, Health and Lifestyle.



Jing – An is affiliated to

•    Allied Health Professional Council of SA
•    Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Society, Gauteng
•    Traditional Chinese Healer’s Association, WC
•    NACMASA –National Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association of South-Africa
•    International Chinese Kuoshu Martial Art Federation, Taiwan
•    Martial arts authority of  SA
•    World Tai Chi & Qi Gong Federation, USA
•    World Tai Chi Chuan Federation , Taiwan/USA


Treatments offered

•    Acupuncture
•    Acupressure
•    Tui-Na Massage
•    Bone-Setting Massage
•    Cupping
•    Moxibustion Chinese herbs


Private and Specialized Classes

Jing – An offers the exclusive option of one on one classes, giving special attention to members and clients who wish to gain individual focus in any of the areas of training offered.


Classes offered

Tai Chi Hand Form, Tai Chi Sword form, Pushing hands (2 person drilling)
Tai Chi Self Defence and Application
Qi Gong, Nei Gong meditation (internal chi cultivation)
Pa Kua (8 Tri-grams form)
Hsing I (5 Elements Form)


Tai Chi Styles

Jing-An offers authentic classical: “Yang” tai chi short form, long form, pushing hands and sword form style.

Qi Gong Styles: The foundation of  Jing-An Qi Gong’s classes are predominately based on keeping the mind in the “Tan- Tien: – (Focal Point Area) and through: Tien Tao” Qi Gong

Two different styles of Qi Gong based on Balance of Softness and Hardness are taught at Jing-An.

Soft Style: “Tien Tao:” – “Wild Goose” and “18 Tai Chi Qi Gong”
Hard Style: “8 Section Brocade” and “Muscle & Sinew Change”

Chinese Medicine and Tai Chi  Instructor Course

Members and clients can enroll for our Annual Course on Ancient Chinese Health, Massage and Five Elements Systems, as well as Instructor Tai Chi Teaching Course based on our Martial Arts, Philosophies and Healing Methodologies.



“Jing-an” Casual and Lifestyle Clothes and Uniforms are Designed For Maximum Comfort and Movement. New ranges are launched seasonally.