Colour Specialist and Global Colour Ambassador
“This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognised by yourself as a mighty one.
Being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances,
complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live,
it is my privilege to do for it what I can.
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live.
I rejoice in life for its own sake.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”
George Bernard Shaw
When I was around six, I remember visiting my grandmother one Sunday morning and being absolutely mesmerised by a magical rainbow shining brightly on the ceiling. It was caused by sunlight shining brightly through a string of glass beads on the windowsill. These projected colours seemed alive and full of stories and endless adventures, little knowing this was my first encounter with my future life’s calling.
Jump forward in time and you find me at Richmond Theatre, training in special effects makeup with George Frost, an amazing man full of stories of working on films such as African Queen, James Bond, and “doing makeup” for Marilyn Monroe. It was a blessing to have met George, and although I didn’t pursue make-up as a career, being in the film and theatre industry had an unknowingly familiar feel to it.
I met Jan around the same time and when she started talking to me about colour healing it was as though she was talking a language that my Soul understood. It was much like tuning in an analogue radio and from that moment on colour radio has been broadcasting on full service ever since.
Soon after Jan became my teacher at the Colour Harmonic Foundation, I excelled in colour psychology and had an aptitude for translating the language of colour into human behaviour. The follow-on training was to learn how to treat the body with coloured light, however, I knew by then I was on a different colour journey. Thereafter I started helping people to bring colour to life through dreams, drama and story.
I have studied and worked with depth psychology since 2000, as well as co-creating and developing Dynamic Theatre (DT), an expressive arts technique inspired by colour psychodynamics, psychodrama and shamanism. Alongside this I am also a Deep Memory Process (DMP) therapist and trainer, exploring and working with the Soul’s unfinished business.
I also have a passion for film that started very young. Somewhere around the age of 9 or 10 I wrote a film script in purple ink on a school typewriter, knowing exactly how to lay it out and where to include director comments. I remember feeling upset and frustrated when no-one believed that I just knew what to do. I now know, through my studies of archetypes, colour, drama, psychodrama and past lives, that they are all tools to access the many different stories we tell to and about ourselves.
Add all of this passion and a love of film, a love which has never left since I wrote that purple inked script all those years ago, and you find me teaching a series of on-line Masterclasses at universities worldwide on themes relating to colour psychology in film.
I work with individuals and groups using colour, dreams, drama and story, as a way to explore and incubate new projects, break through creative blocks, build confidence, develop character and story, as well as team building and wellbeing. I’ve brought colour to life in numerous settings and in many creative and different ways, from sitting in front of the lion’s enclosure at London Zoo dressed as a Roman “Colour Expert” Soothsayer at a corporate event, to working with creative teams setting new goals in the skyscrapers of the Middle East and teaching colour healing to nurses at New York’s Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital ER department.
Over time I have carefully woven these different threads together to create Colour PsychoDynamics. Its purpose is simple, to help people live their own best lives.
I have worked professionally with colour for thirty-five years, my journey has been exactly as my 6-year old self experienced it, full of stories and endless adventures all around the world. I help people to develop a deeper relationship with themselves through something that is with us from the beginning until the end; this in essence is Colour for Life.
It is often said that children are some of our best teachers. One Saturday morning when teaching a group for children in downtown Beirut, 12-year-old Kareem politely raised his hand and declared that this had been his best Saturday morning ever, and if I promised to do colour work forever, he would attend every class. I am deeply grateful to Kareem; my answer was, and remains, a most definite, Yes, I promise to do this colour work forever!
This colour radio station remains well and truly tuned in.
A journalist once wrote;
“Mark Wentworth is to colour what hearing is to music. He observes, he notes, he delves, and he emerges with answers, which can be as astounding as the realisation that comes from the understanding of a symphony in all its glory. By sharing his deeply personal love for, and joy of colour, he invites us to join him in seeing rainbows of hope and understanding where many of us just see cloudy grey skies”
"Seek the path that demands your whole being.
Everyone has been made for some particular work
the desire for that work has been put in every heart."