Emotions to cultivate

I fell in love with the gentle emotional healing offered by Bach Flower Remedies many years ago. And as time has passed, I find new ways to describe their effects almost every time I use them. I also love connecting with other practitioners, and hearing their perceptions of the effects of these gentle healing remedies.

I also love to read about them. I have recently been reading a book called Bach Flowers for Mind-Body Healing by Jennifer Barraclough. Jennifer is a Bach Foundation Registered Practitionerm and medical doctor in New Zealand.

In one of the appendices of her book she briefly summarises each of the Bach Flower Remedies. I was particularly enamoured with the positive quality she associates with each flower.

Here they are, to inspire you to find the flower remedy that is perfect for you today:

Agrimony – emotional honesty
Aspen – psychic sensitivity
Beech – tolerance
Centaury – service
Cerato – intuition
Cherry Plum – composure
Chestnut bud – learning from experience
Chicory – motherliness
Clematis – reality focus
Crab apple – cleansing
Elm – responsibility
Gentian – trust
Gorse – hope
Heather – self sufficiency
Holly – love
Honeysuckle – releasing the past
Hornbeam – vitality
Impatiens – patience
Larch – self confidence
Mimulus – bravery
Mustard – joy
Oak – relaxation
Olive – regeneration
Pine – self forgiveness
Red chestnut – compassionate detachment
Rock rose – courage
Rock water – flexibility
Scleranthus – balance
Star of Bethlehem – comfort
Sweet chestnut – deliverance
Vervain – enthusiasm
Vine – authority
Walnut – constancy
Water violet – communication
White chestnut – peace of mind
Wild oat – life purpose
Wild rose – zest for life
Willow – self responsibility

Do you need a little more of one or more of these qualities in your life? Maybe some Bach Flower Remedies will help you release what no longer serves you and connect with qualities that have been missing.

Let me know if you need a hand choosing which remedy is best suited for you. I am happy to offer you a consultation, and journey awhile with you on your path back to emotional and mental happiness and wellbeing.

A remedy or two to help boost your self-esteem…

When I first began prescribing Bach Flower Remedies, I would give Larch to people who didn’t believe they could do something. It gave them courage to try what they thought was impossible for them to achieve, and generally they achieved it! As my knowledge of the remedies deepened, I began to use Larch for people who went blank in exams too. It worked beautifully for them, enabling them to remember what they knew and express their understanding clearly. I had thought that Larch was the only remedy for people who suffered from moments of low self esteem.

Recently, I have been reading about ElmElm is for the times of weak moments in the lives of those who are normally incredibly strong. It is for those who have extended the limits of their capacity for long periods of time. I was intruiged to read that Elm is not just for feeling overwhelmed. It can also be for feelings of inadequacy, that generally are temporary. This was quite an awakening for me. I saw that even strong people can have moments of self doubt, and that Elm may be more appropriate at those times than Larch.

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