Managing anxiety

We all have anxious moments.

But what if these began to take over and control our lives?

There are many natural remedies that can help manage anxiety and ease the tension in our days.

Homeopathy for anxiety

A combination of all 5 phosphate tissue salts is a wonderful blend that may help calm your body and mind.

Nat phos – is a remedy for fidgety people who frighten easily and are easily startled. It may also help reduce your tendency to grind your teeth, which will help you sleep more peacefully and wake more refreshed.

Calc phos – is a remedy that may help boost energy levels, especially if you have lost motivation due to feeling tired all the time.

Kali phos – is a nerve nutrient and tonic. It is very soothing, especially after times of intense events, mental overwork and business related stress.

Mag phos – may help tight muscles relax.

Ferr phos – may help boost your immune system, strengthening your overall level of wellbeing.

Together these five remedies may help relax tension and boost your energy levels.

Bach Flower Essences for anxiety

Anxiety can have many triggers. When your practitioner is choosing flower essences for you, they will base it on what is alive in you today.

If your anxiety has no trigger, and appears almost randomly in your life, the remedy Aspen may assist you.

If your anxiety is a result of having too much on your plate and feeling overwhelmed with the number of things you have to get done each day, the remedy Elm may assist you.

If your anxiety stems from needing to control your environment, and you feel stressed when all your ducks aren’t in a row, the remedy Rock Water may assist you.

If your anxiety is due to concern about your loved ones, the remedy Red Chestnut may assist you.

If you suffer from panic attacks, where your anxiety is so overwhelming that you feel paralyzed with fear, the remedy Rock Rose may assist you.

If your anxiety is triggered by a particular fear, the remedy Mimulus may assist you.

Reiki for anxiety

Reiki soothes the body, mind and spirit, and fills your being with positive energy. It is a wonderful support during times of heightened anxiety. I highly recommend you see an experienced practitioner, and also learn Reiki yourself so you can share Reiki with yourself at home everyday between appointments with your practitioner.

 

With the combination of Homeopathy, Bach Flower Remedies, and Reiki, you may be able to better manage your anxiety, and you may begin to see a light at the end of a very dark tunnel.

You are welcome to contact me, to talk about your anxiety and how you are currently managing it, and whether natural remedies may assist you in your journey. It would be an honour and a pleasure to share Reiki with you and to blend together some homeopathy and Bach Flower Remedies to support you on your healing journey.

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Natural remedies that may help ease grief

Today, I’m grieving. Deeply.

Last night I experienced a great sadness. I found out that a family friend, a man who was like an uncle to me, has passed away. My heart is heavy, knowing that I will never again have a chance in this lifetime to spend time and space with this beautiful soul.

Tears have flowed. I have spent time journalling my thoughts and feelings. Remembering all the joy. Focusing as best I could on the love and the blessings.

Even so, I find my mind wandering to sadness each time I have nothing else to occupy my thoughts.

Reiki for Grief

I turn to Reiki, and allow myself to soak in soothing energy, to help ease my aching heart.

Bach Flower Remedies for Grief

I have Rescue Remedy by my side, and I take a dose whenever I feel tears welling.
Sweet Chestnut, for deep despair, is also helping me through my day.

Homeopathic Remedies for Grief

I also turn to homeopathy for relief. There are many different homeopathic remedies to help ease grief. The potency you need will depend on the severity of your symptoms, how long you have been grieving, and on your level of sensitivity – please consult your homeopath for expert advice on which remedy is best indicated for you, as well as which potency and dosage.

Some homeopathic remedies to consider include:

  • Phos acid ~ may help relieve grief that makes you feel depressed and apathetic.
  • Pulsatilla ~ may help grief where you are weeping helplessly and can’t sleep.
  • Nux vom ~ may help ease grief that presents as anger and criticisim.
  • Natrum mur ~ may help ease grief that is hidden, and can only be expressed when you are alone.
  • Ignatia ~ may help ease grief that expresses itself in many emotions, including inappropriate laughter, crying and sighing.

As I couldn’t sleep last night, and can’t stop crying, Pulsatilla is the best remedy for me today.

Are you suffering from grief?

There are many natural remedies that may help you move through the different stages of grief. You are welcome to contact me to book in for a consultation. Consultations may include a combination of Reiki, and a blend of homeopathic remedies and/or Bach Flowers Remedies tailored specifically for you.

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Are you terrified of thunderstorms?

Last night, I was woken by thunder.

I’m not usually scared of storms, but the intensity of the rain and the boom of the thunder had me scared.  I felt fear like I’ve never felt before.

I got up, and checked the house. Everything was OK. We were safe.

But this storm, and its roaring, rumbling thunder had me a little shaky.

My heart went out to all the little dogs I know, who are terrified of thunderstorms. I prayed that Angels would watch over them, and ease their fear.

I went back to bed, wondering how I was ever going to get back to sleep.

I thought of taking a natural remedy to help settle me. I remembered that the homeopathic remedy Phosphorus may help people and animals who are frightened of thunderstorms. I also thought of the Bach Flower Remedy Mimulus and the combination remedy Rescue Remedy, which are also wonderful at easing fear during powerful storms. All of these remedies can be used during a storm, or if you know a storm is coming, you can take a dose before the storm hits to reduce any emotional response you may have to the storm. Reiki is also perfect during times of fear and anxiety.

As I lay in my bed, listening anxiously to the chaos outside my window, I connected to Reiki energy, and placed my Reiki hands on my belly. Instantly, I felt my entire being relax. I heard the next roll of thunder, but felt no anxiety. In almost no time, I was asleep again.

I am so grateful to have Reiki in my hands whenever I need it.

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Your best possible level of health

“There is only one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before”
~ Henry David Thoreau

Homeopathy, Reiki and Flower Essences may help you return to your best possible level of health.

Contact me to talk more about how you’re feeling and how natural remedies may help you.

There is only one consolation in being sick

Holistic healing

Frustratingly, that awful headache I was suffering from recently returned… It decided to swap sides and hit me on the right side of my head when it resurfaced.

I woke  with excruciating pain. It was unlike any of my normal headaches, so I knew that my normal go-to headache remedies wouldn’t help.

I did a quick repertorisation on the symptoms of this headache. The homeopathic remedy that came up was Agaricus. Agaricus was the only remedy that covered the 3 physical pain symptoms I had focussed on in my repertorisation.

Agaricus is a homeopathic remedy I have never taken before. As is my normal practice before prescribing, I continued my research and read more about it in the Materia Medica… I checked that the physicals of Agaricus headaches matched what I was experiencing, and then I turned to the mental symptoms, which hadn’t been included in my repertorisation, to see if these matched how I have been feeling lately.
I read that the mental state of this remedy moves through 4 phases – from cheerfulness, to even greater happiness, to anger, then to sadness and exhaustion. I was completely surprised as I recognised these phases in my own life. For me they track the course of my last relationship – happiness, more happiness, then drama, anger, sadness, a heartbreaking breakup, more sadness and grief. These emotions have evolved over the course of years, and I hadn’t even considered that they would be part of a remedy picture! I just thought they were life. Homeopathy continues to amaze and astound me. There truly is a remedy for everything.

I recognised that I was firmly in the final phase, the exhaustion phase. I decided to take a dose. I took a moderate potency of this homeopathic remedy – not too high and not too low. The relief I felt was profound. The headache reduced to a manageable level of pain within half an hour. I took another dose at lunchtime, and the headache was gone completely. I felt relaxed and at ease throughout the entire day. I felt a sense of peace and calm and carefree happiness that I haven’t known in months. I also felt an energy boost I have been needing for a long time.

This response is what we are looking for in homeopathy. We are looking for the remedy to ease the physical pain and suffering that caused us to seek help in the first place. We also measure the accuracy of the prescription by the number of other spheres that the remedy improves. In particular we like to see an improvement in the emotional state of the person, and an increase in the energy levels the person experiences. The other litmus test we apply, is whether or not the remedy improves the person’s quality of sleep.

The effects of homeopathic remedies

When I went to bed that night, I went straight to sleep (I am normally someone who takes a while to fall asleep). I slept longer than normal, did not struggle to get back to sleep when I woke during the night, and in the morning I woke with enough energy to practice some yoga before beginning my day. Perfect!

I am so grateful for homeopathy, and for remedies like these that ease suffering on every level – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

The remedy held for almost a week. It returned after a particularly intense deadline I was working hard to meet. I had had days of long hours, and late nights staring at a computer screen, and I wasn’t surprised at all that this headache had reappeared. We all know when we are pushing our limits too hard, that it is only a matter of time before our body reacts. I took the remedy once in the morning and, just like when I took it last week, I felt an improvement within half an hour. I took a dose once more a few hours later to clear the last of the pain, and the headache again completely disappeared.

With homeopathy, we return to balance, and can continue on our life path with grace and ease.

If headaches are making your life miserable, you are welcome to contact me, and we can talk about how homeopathy may help you.

Homeopathic remedies help us return to balance

Homeopathy is a traditional medicine. It may be used in conjunction with other medicines. For any chronic condition, it is important to be assessed or examined by your healthcare professional or specialist. Always seek medical advice in emergencies.

Freedom from perfectionism

Have you ever had a headache that just won’t go away? Day after day you wake up with your head throbbing, and you can barely lift your head from the pillow? I have…

For the last few days, I have had one of these types of headaches. It was a headache that was not responding to homeopathy, or Reiki, or rest, or (dare I say) pharmaceuticals. Very frustrating! Especially for a natural health practitioner!!!

Yesterday, I took the day off work. For me, this is extreme. I hardly ever have a sick day. I am one of these people who smile and soldier on, until my health deteriorates to the point that I cannot put one foot in front of the other.

As I was lying in bed, wondering what to do about this headache, I decided to be become very mindful of this pain. I did a body scan, and noticed the tension in my jaw, my neck, my shoulders, down the whole left side of my skull and face. I breathed into this pain, and noticed it lessen somewhat.

I began thinking about which flower essences I might need. I thought about the tension in my jaw, and how rigid my muscles felt. I thought about remedies for rigidity and tension. I thought about remedies for inflexibility, and my mind settled on Rock Water.

Those who are very strict in their way of living; they deny themselves many of the joys and pleasures of life because they consider it might interfere with their work.

They are hard masters to themselves. They wish to be well and strong and active, and will do anything which they believe will keep them so. 

Dr Edward Bach

Hmmm… This sounded very familiar. I realised I was definitely in a Rock Water state, and probably had been for a very long time.

As I continued to mindfully observe my emotions, I also noticed a huge sense of guilt. I felt incredibly guilty that I wasn’t at work. Feeling guilty is a Pine state.

For those who blame themselves. Even when successful they think they could have done better, and are never content with their efforts or the results. They are hard-working and suffer much from the faults they attach to themselves.

Dr Edward Bach

I took some Rock Water and Pine, and went back to bed.

As I lay resting, I felt the remedies working. The tension in my head, neck and shoulders began melting away. I felt as though invisible hands were gently kneading my rigid muscles and reminding them how to be soft and supple.

When my headache had eased to the point where I could move again without feeling like my head was about to explode, I wandered to my bookcase, and picked up a book on Bach Flowers that I have never read. I read Rock Water first… Time stopped as I read these words:

Interestingly, a sensitive taking Rock Water felt ‘gently caressed all over his body’, experiencing a ‘rebirth into reality’ as he put it.

Mechthild Scheffer

This sense of being massaged was not my imagination. Others also experience this!

I then read Pine.

Guilt often tempers the Pine-type person’s whole feeling for life, with the result of physically he tends to be tired and worn out. The joy of living plays practically no role in the life of Pine people. They are the type of people who are never really satisfied with themselves, despite many positive experiences, and blame themselves for not having taken more trouble. A person in the negative Pine state asks more of himself than of others, and if the high standards applied to himself cannot be lived up to, he will desperately blame himself in his heart.

Mechthild Scheffer

I realised that this state of guilt (Pine) , that pushes me to work tirelessly in an attempt to achieve ‘perfection’ (Rock Water), has been with me for most of my life. I realised that this desire to reach ‘perfection’ has been driving me. Driving me to work beyond my limits, driving me to exhaustion…

This headache that did not respond to any remedies I normally prescribe for myself has given me the most precious gift. I have had the opportunity to observe a level of my emotional state that previously I was blind to. I have had insights into how to heal through this, and now that I am feeling so much better I can share this wisdom with you.

Are you a perfectionist?
Do you drive yourself to the point of exhaustion to achieve standards that you would never impose on others?
Do you feel guilty that you haven’t lived up to your impossibly high standards and achieved everything on your never-ending to-do list?

If you answered yes to these questions, Pine and Rock Water may help release you from these limiting beliefs, and free you to be yourself in all your beauty. Joy may return to your life, energy may replenish your being, and inner peace may reside contentedly in your heart.

If you would like to talk more about Bach Flower Remedies and how they may help you, please contact me and I would be honoured to assist you on your healing journey.

Rock Water _ perfect for perfectionists

My Sepia Story

It was the end of the school holidays. I’d taken a week off work to spend with my kids. We’d enjoyed every minute, there’s no question, but I was totally over all the extra cooking and cleaning that seemed to fill my days.

I looked at the dishes mounting up in the sink.
I gazed at the washing going round and round in the machine.
I looked at the floors that needed mopping.

I couldn’t face it.

And instantly, I knew I was in a Sepia state.

I know I need the homeopathic remedy Sepia whenever I feel resentment towards my housework and annoyance with my beloved children who don’t seem to see mess.

So, instead of demanding that the children turn off the TV and get started helping me with the dishes, I took a dose of Sepia, and drew myself a bath. I lingered in the bath, until I felt the Sepia settling my system (for me, Sepia takes effect in around 20 minutes…). I felt happiness in every cell in my body, and overwhelming gratitude for the fact that I have wonderful children whose company I adore. I knew I would spend the rest of the holidays appreciating every moment of free time we had left together.

I felt great! Thanks to homeopathy!

I dressed, and wandered back into the lounge room… and stopped dead in my tracks. My youngest son was walking through the lounge room with a basket of washing. I asked him what he was doing. He said the washing machine had finished while I was in the bathroom and he was hanging out the washing.

I was so touched, tears began to well in my eyes. I thanked him, and hugged him. He looked at me and when he saw the tear on my cheek, he rolled his eyes. I said, in explanation, ‘I’m just not used to anyone helping me’ and he smiled and gave me a bone-crushing bear hug.

When I took the Sepia, I expected it to clear the resentment and annoyance I had been feeling. I never expected it radiate out and positively affect the people around me.

But, when I thought about it, I realised that when we are happy, the people around us feel that, and as a result their behaviour changes…
Another explanation may be that projection creates perception, and when I am thinking happy thoughts the world I see is a happier place.
Whatever happened, however it happened, I am grateful it happened.

When we take the homeopathic remedy we need, we come into Alignment, the way we perceive the world changes, and every now and then, miracles (like teenagers helping with housework without being asked!) occur.

Are you feeling resentful towards your housework and annoyed with the people around you who aren’t being helpful? Maybe a dose of Sepia might help you too!

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