I was recently reminded of my connection with Samassati Light Therapy when listening to a recent webinar on the topic. It was given by friend and light-colleague Simon Hansen from South Australia. There were lots of insights and memories, too, of our Samassati trainings together.
The first basic training was held in Adelaide, South Australia some years ago and really was the beginning of a connection with the local and international light therapy community – with a group of other like-minded (and light-minded!) individuals, who would become friends.
Jan van der Est and Wilma Guldenaar, practitioners and trainers in the Samassati modality, came to us from the Netherlands to teach and share their expertise and experience. This was the first of several trainings they would bring to Australia. And of course, the teaching they have done in Europe, the United States and elsewhere. Looking back, it was an amazing start to my experience with light as a therapy, so in this post, I’ll share a little about Samassati light therapy as a quite unique way to engage with light and colour.
Our teachers, trainers and mentors, Jan and Wilma came to share their knowledge but also their ongoing work through case studies. They provided a thorough grounding in the theory and application of light therapy. Our trainer, Jan van der Est began his journey with light therapy with training from Nishant Matthews in Amsterdam, and Jan talked of his first experience of light and the profound effect it had on him. He also noted that other participants in the training responded in very different ways. A key focus of Samassati therapy is on the individual – on various levels – and this will impact the colour selection and treatment given.
After teaching sessions, practical workshops were undertaken. The training was also strongly interactive and experiential. Each participant was given sessions of treatment and the opportunity to work on each other. All these sessions were supervised. There was a lot to take on board at the time – in terms of information, and protocols to learn. It would take time to absorb and practise this new way of treating and healing through colour and light.
Like other complementary therapies, Samassati Colour Light Therapy works to support the body’s own natural healing potential. To balance the body’s energy systems – meridians, chakras – in order to enhance wellness and well-being on various levels. And, of course, healing.
With Samassati light therapy, it is the use of intention in applying colour that adds another dimension to light as a healing modality. So, the therapist plays a key role in adjusting a treatment to the individual needs of the client. The emotional and physical needs for light and colour will vary between treatments and for each individual.
Science and medical research is now showing how light – bio-photons – communicate and share information with our cells and also how the body responds to the application of coloured light. Even though light and colour have been used to heal and support health for centuries, the understandings and validation of current and ongoing research is giving the field of light therapy new relevance.
In this initial basic training, we used Lumalight light torch sets from Spectrahue, Canada. Note: The company is currently redesigning the website & brand so products are not available at the time of writing this (October 2021).
Many Samassati therapists use a ColourScan system from Molimed, available at http://www.molimed.ch
I have used the MOLIMED color scan 37 for many years. It is the base model of the color scan series with color puncture mode and color scan. The predefined colours mainly used for colour puncture are: red – orange – yellow – green – blue – indigo – violet – turquoise – light green – purple – pink – light-gray – middle-gray – dark-gray. There is also an automatic colour-scan mode.
I have more recently acquired the MOLIMED color scan 77 with the preset colors for SAMASSATI application designed by Jan van der Est. I am still becoming familiar with the potential of this device, including the function of gold and silver adapters in addition to the standard quartz adapter. I’m definitely looking forward to more training in using it from Jan and Wilma :)
Nishant Matthews is a therapist, teacher and author. Originally from the US, he is now based in Sweden where he runs a practice in counselling, consulting and training. His background in psychology combined with spiritual training (including a Masters in Religion) is at the core of his philosophy in developing the Samassati approach. Nishant trained in Colorpuncture (which is also known as Esogetic Colorpuncture) with Peter Mandel and Dr. Pagnamenta in the years 1990-93, and in 1994 he co-founded the Samassati School of Healing.
Nishant describes the therapy as “the art and science of shining coloured light on acupuncture points and other energy pathways.” It is more widely used in Europe by doctors and therapists who have found that when colour is applied to the acupuncture points, the light/colour resonates and evokes responses on many levels. The body will become “in tune” with the colours, with new information reaching the cells and body systems.
He says that Samassati Colour Therapy is useful for those who:
- want a deeper, clearer understanding of who they are.
- find themselves repeating unsatisfying emotional patterns.
- are looking for support with physical health.
- know there is a deeper creative urge inside that wants to be recognized and encouraged
- wish to create a richer climate of health and connection in family life.
- – as practitioners and therapists – wish to offer a new dimension of depth to their skills.
“The eyes and also the skin can take in visible light and then translate it into bio-energy patterns which make us feel hot or cold, active or relaxed. The colors we see around us are known to ignite feelings and thoughts and many subtle processes in the endocrine system. Shine colored lights on the skin, and we will respond all the way from cells to psyche.”
Overview: It might be said that Samassati colour light therapy is built upon the fundamental principles of Esogetic Colorpuncture. An added dimension is the intuition and skill of the practitioner in the application of light for healing and transformation. There are numerous therapists around the world who are using this modality – in Australia, the United States, and Europe.
For further resources and links on Esogetic Colorpuncture. https://colorpuncture.org/additional-resources/introducing-esogetic-colorpuncture/
Simon Hansen, Samassati Therapist, South Australia. http://colourlighttherapy.com.au/