PDF | Bach Flower Remedies are thought to help balance emotional state and are commonly recommended by practitioners for psychological problems and. To select the remedies you need, think about the sort of person you are and the way you are feeling. For more information on each remedy in this list click the. disease much more definitely than the body, so that the outlook of mind is chosen as the guide as to which remedy or remedies are necessary. In illness there is.
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The Bach Flower. Remedies Each of the 38 remedies discovered by Dr Bach is directed at a particular characteristic or emotional state. To select the remedies. This explanation of life force, thought forms and patterns of behaviour illuminates the action of the Bach Flower remedies and their relationship with health and. Dr. Edward Bach. Crab Apple. "This is the remedy of cleansing. For those who feel as if they have something not quite clean about themselves. Often it is.
They overtax their strength in their endeavours. Their wish so grows upon them that they become more servants than willing helpers. Their good nature leads them to do more than their own share of work, and in so doing they may neglect their own particular mission in life.
Faced with the need to make a decision they are not like the Scleranthus people who hesitate and cannot make up their minds, because they can come to a decision without too much trouble. But having done so the doubts creep in and they are no longer sure if what they have decided is right. They then go around asking for the opinions and advice of others. They end up hopelessly confused or doing something that they know in their hearts is not right for them.
Cerato is the remedy to give people in this state more faith in their judgement so that they can listen to their inner voices and trust their intuition. Dr Bach's description Those who have not sufficient confidence in themselves to make their own decisions. They constantly seek advice from others, and are often misguided. The Cherry Plum fear is very specific: it is the fear that one is going to lose control of oneself and do something dreadful, which can include injuring others and suicide.
Cherry Plum is also the remedy for the loss of control when it has in fact already taken place, and because because of the frantic fear and dread associated with loss of control. Think of the fear of a small child in a screaming, irrational rage. Fears of going mad and of acting irrationally are Cherry Plum fears. Cherry Plum is one of the ingredients of Rescue Remedy.
Dr Bach's description Fear of the mind being over-strained, of reason giving way, of doing fearful and dreaded things, not wished and known wrong, yet there comes the thought and impulse to do them. They may repeat the same mistakes over and over for example, taking a succession of identical office jobs and being surprised to find each one unfulfilling.
In other cases, they see others making a mistake and the results that arise, but then fail to apply this lesson to their own lives and go right ahead and make the same mistake themselves.
Dr Bach said that it was good to move on and leave the past behind, but people in the Chestnut Bud state are almost doing this too readily. They give so little thought to the past that they fail to learn its lessons and so are doomed to repeat their failures. Chestnut Bud is the remedy to help them learn from the past and then move on to genuinely new experiences.
Dr Bach's description For those who do not take full advantage of observation and experience, and who take a longer time than others to learn the lessons of daily life. Whereas one experience would be enough for some, such people find it necessary to have more, sometimes several, before the lesson is learnt. Therefore, to their regret, they find themselves having to make the same error on different occasions when once would have been enough, or observation of others could have spared them even that one fault.
But they expect to receive back all the love they give, with interest, and feel slighted and unnecessarily hurt if they don't get what they expect. Also, their great love can lead them to hold onto their loved ones and try to keep them dependent and close to hand. This can stifle the development of other personalities, or simply drive them away.
When someone falls into this negative Chicory state the remedy is used to bring out the positive side of the Chicory person: love given unconditionally and in freedom.
Dr Bach's description Those who are very mindful of the needs of others; they tend to be over-full of care for children, relatives, friends, always finding something that should be put right. They are continually correcting what they consider wrong, and enjoy doing so. They desire that those for whom they care should be near them. Often their dreams are of great future success, creative endeavour and achievement, but the danger for people in this state is that their dreams will remain fantasies because the Clematis person is not sufficiently anchored in reality to make them happen.
The remedy helps to bring these people back to earth and back to themselves so that they can build castles in life instead of in the air. Sometimes the Clematis state is confused with the Honeysuckle state, but in fact the two are quite different.
In the Honeysuckle state the person is living in nostalgic fantasies of the past or reliving old regrets; but the Clematis person's thoughts drift away to imagined futures.
Clematis is one of the ingredients in Rescue Remedy, where it is used to help the fuzzy, light-headed feeling that can come at times of emergency. Dr Bach's description Those who are dreamy, drowsy, not fully awake, no great interest in life.
Quiet people, not really happy in their present circumstances, living more in the future than in the present; living in hopes of happier times, when their ideals may come true. In illness some make little or no effort to get well, and in certain cases may even look forward to death, in the hope of better times; or maybe, meeting again some beloved one whom they have lost.
Its main use is to help people who feel that they have something unclean or poisonous about them, or who dislike some aspect of their appearance or personality. Sometimes there might be very real things wrong with someone in this state, but they will disregard the big problems and concentrate obsessively on the one thing that they have fixed on.
This is why Crab Apple is sometimes given to people to cleanse obsessive, repetitive behaviour such as hand-washing, re-checking that appliances are unplugged, and so on..
Dr Bach's description This is the remedy of cleansing. For those who feel as if they had something not quite clean about themselves. Often it is something of apparently little importance: in others there may be more serious disease which is almost disregarded compared to the one thing on which they concentrate. In both types they are anxious to be free from the one particular thing which is greatest in their minds and which seems so essential to them that it should be cured.
They become despondent if treatment fails. Being a cleanser, this remedy purifies wounds if the patient has reason to believe that some poison has entered which must be drawn out. Genuine Elm types are people who are successful and carrying out work that they believe in, but at times feel the weight of the charge on them and become depressed and concerned that they will not be able to go on.
The remedy helps to dispel these feelings so that the Elm person can resume his or her life without thought of failure. The Elm state can be usefully contrasted with the Larch state: whereas people in the former take up challenges willingly and then only later, and only occasionally, doubt their abilities, Larch people are convinced they are going to fail right from the start, and so they tend not to try things in the first place. Dr Bach's description Those who are doing good work, are following the calling of their life and who hope to do something of importance, and this often for the benefit of humanity.
At times there may be periods of depression when they feel that the task they have undertaken is too difficult, and not within the power of a human being. As soon as things start to go right again this kind of despondency tends to lift by itself, but the remedy can be used to lift it the sooner so that the person is better able to make things go right, instead of just hoping they will do so. Gentian is often confused with Gorse, but in fact they can be told apart quite easily.
People in a Gorse state have decided to give up and so feel completely without hope. They have pitched their tents and refuse to be encouraged, and even if they are persuaded to try to find a way out they will do so grudgingly, assuring everyone that there is no use even trying.
People in a Gentian state are discouraged: but they will soon pick up again when things start to go right. Dr Bach's description Those who are easily discouraged.
They may be progressing well in illness, or in the affairs of their daily life, but any small delay or hindrance to progress causes doubt and soon disheartens them. It is a far stronger kind of downheartedness than the Gentian state, because Gorse people almost wilfully refuse to be encouraged, so certain are they that their case is hopeless.
If ill, they may think of themselves as incurable, or say that they inherited this or that from their families so that nothing can be done for them. Gorse is however classed by Dr Bach as a remedy for uncertainty, and not as a remedy for despair like for example Sweet Chestnut. This demonstrates that the main problem with Gorse people is a loss of certainty: if they can be persuaded to see things in a different light their faith in their lives would be renewed and they could go forward with a surer step.
This is what the Gorse remedy helps to achieve. Dr Bach's description Very great hopelessness, they have given up belief that more can be done for them.
Under persuasion or to please others they may try different treatments, at the same time assuring those around that there is so little hope of relief.
Dr Bach called them 'buttonholers' because they do anything to keep people with them, all the time talking at exhaustive length about their problems and illnesses, great and small, until people begin actively to avoid them.
Thus the thing Heather people fear - loneliness - is brought about because of their own behaviour. The remedy is given to help Heather people see their own concerns in the context of other people's.
Having suffered themselves from the need to talk, they become good listeners and great supports for others. As a result people seek them out for their compassion rather than avoiding them because of their self-centredness.
Dr Bach's description Those who are always seeking the companionship of anyone who may be available, as they find it necessary to discuss their own affairs with others, no matter whom it may be. They are very unhappy if they have to be alone for any length of time. Where Holly is for anger, it will be because the anger is based specifically on hatred, suspicion, envy or jealousy.
But in other cases other remedies would be needed, such as Impatiens when anger is due to impatience, Vervain where it is caused by a sense of injustice, or Chicory where the angry person feels snubbed and hurt by ingratitude in others. Holly is for very negative, aggressive feelings directed at others. The basic problem is an absence of love, and the remedy works to encourage generosity of spirit and openness towards others.
Dr Bach's description For those who sometimes are attacked by thoughts of such kind as jealousy, envy, revenge, suspicion. For the different forms of vexation. Within themselves they may suffer much, often when there is no real cause for their unhappiness.
They feel that their best days are behind them and that there is little to look forward to, and as a consequence they prefer to dwell on past happinesses or past misfortunes. At a more minor key, homesickness and nostalgia are also Honeysuckle states. The remedy helps the person in this state to learn from the past without needing to relive it, so that the person can progress on into the present and take joy from today and tomorrow.
Dr Bach's description Those who live much in the past, perhaps a time of great happiness, or memories of a lost friend, or ambitions which have not come true.
They do not expect further happiness such as they have had. The person in this state feels that he or she is too tired to cope with the demands of the day. It's easier to stay in bed or put off making a start - but if an effort can be made to get started the weariness will fade, a sign that unlike the Olive state this is a mental rather than a physical weariness. Dr Bach's description For those who feel that they have not sufficient strength, mentally or physically, to carry the burden of life placed upon them; the affairs of every day seem too much for them to accomplish, though they generally succeed in fulfilling their task.
For those who believe that some part, of mind or body, needs to be strengthened before they can easily fulfil their work. Anyone can get into this state of mind, but there are also genuine Impatiens types, who live life at a rush and hate being held back by more methodical people. To avoid this irritation they try if possible to work alone: the Impatiens boss is the one who sends staff home early so she can get the job finished quicker! The remedy helps these people be less hasty and more relaxed and patient with others.
It is also an ingredient in the composite Rescue Remedy, where it is used to help calm agitated thoughts and feelings. Dr Bach's description Those who are quick in thought and action and who wish all things to be done without hesitation or delay. When ill they are anxious for a hasty recovery. They find it very difficult to be patient with people who are slow, as they consider it wrong and a waste of time, and they will endeavour to make such people quicker in all ways.
They often prefer to work and think alone, so that they can do everything at their own speed. They lack confidence in their ability to succeed and so often do not even bother trying. The remedy helps people in this state to go ahead regardless of thoughts of success and failure. More able to take risks and be involved in life, they get more out of living. Dr Bach's description For those who do not consider themselves as good or capable as those around them, who expect failure, who feel that they will never be a success, and so do not venture or make a strong enough attempt to succeed.
In other words whenever you are frightened of something or you are anxious about something, and you can say what that something is, then Mimulus is the remedy to take. Mimulus fears are everyday fears - fear of public speaking, of the dark, of aggressive dogs, or of illness or pain. Phobias such as the fear of spiders or of birds are also Mimulus fears, since the cause of the fear can be named.
Where the phobia is very great so that the sight of a spider for example causes sheer terror, then Rock Rose might be given as well as or instead of Mimulus. And where the fear is diffuse and there is general anxiety and apprehension without a specific named cause then Aspen is the remedy to consider.
Mimulus is used as a type remedy for people who tend to be nervous, timid and shy generally. Sometimes people of this type may blush easily or stammer, and they will usually avoid social occasions and any event where they will be in the limelight. Mimulus is the remedy to encourage the quiet courage and strength that lies hidden in such people, so that they can face the everyday trials of life with steadfastness.
Dr Bach's description Fear of worldly things, illness, pain, accidents, poverty, of dark, of being alone, of misfortune. The fears of everyday life. These people quietly and secretly bear their dread, they do not freely speak of it to others.
People in this state often list all the reasons they have to feel happy and contented, but still everything looks black and hopeless to them. The remedy helps to dispel the clouds so that the person can once again find joy and peace in life. Dr Bach's description Those who are liable to times of gloom, or even despair, as though a cold dark cloud overshadowed them and hid the light and the joy of life.
It may not be possible to give any reason or explanation for such attacks. Under these conditions it is almost impossible to appear happy or cheerful. Instead they plod on with determination, and never consider resting until they are past the point of exhaustion.
Because they are so steady they often have many people relying on them, and their sense of duty is strong, so that they can feel frustrated and unhappy if illness or exhaustion get in the way of discharging duties. So much is positive about the Oak person, but the negative side is the stubborn refusal to rest or sit back when the need for rest is obvious to all around.
The remedy is used to help the Oak remain strong in adversity and not crack under the strain, while at the same time a different wisdom is learned, so that the person in this state can learn when not to strive. Dr Bach's description For those who are struggling and fighting strongly to get well, or in connection with the affairs of their daily life. They will go on trying one thing after another, though their case may seem hopeless.
They will fight on. They are discontented with themselves if illness interferes with their duties or helping others. They are brave people, fighting against great difficulties, without loss of hope or effort. It can be usefully contrasted with Hornbeam, which is the remedy for tiredness felt even before an effort has been made.
The remedy is given to restore feelings of strength and the faith needed to continue. Dr Bach's description Those who have suffered much mentally or physically and are so exhausted and weary that they feel they have no more strength to make any effort. Daily life is hard work for them, without pleasure. They are never, as Dr Bach writes in "The Twelve Healers", content with their own efforts or the results.
They also at times tend to claim responsibility for the mistakes made by others. They are perfectionists and set themselves high standards, and this may cause them to over-work and strain to do better, and when the strain becomes too much for the physical body, they blame themselves for the ensuing illness as they feel they are failing in their duty to others, to their work and the family responsibilities. This guilt-complex takes so much of the joy out of their lives and they become despondent and begin to despair.
They can often feel so guilty about some minor matter that these thoughts fill their minds and they are always asking for forgiveness.
Dr Bach said that this feeling of guilt and self-reproach was a waste of time, for the faults of the past are but experiences to teach us not to make the same mistakes again. A lesson once learnt will guide us happily through any same experience in the future. The positive aspect of Pine is seen in those who acknowledge their faults but do not waste time dwelling on them, having learnt from them to avoid repetition.
They are those who are willing to take responsibility and bear the burdens of others if it will truly help them, but having the wisdom to know this is not always the best way of helping. They have great powers of perseverance and are humble about these gifts. The above is an extract from The Bach Centre Newsletter, which appears three times a year. Even when successful they think that 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. Sometimes if there is any mistake it is due to another, but they will claim responsibility even for that.
The way how he experiences the reality is filtered through the his suffering. Nothing brings joy anymore and his whole emotional world gets after a while centered around the suffering. This can after a while bring a change in mental sphere. He may become pessimistic and he assumes a new range of belief systems. This will condition the way how he sees solutions to problems and how he relates to people and to the world. The initial emotional problem has entered the mental sphere, and it changes patients thinking and rationalizing.
After a while the patient assumes a different appearance. He seems troubled, his shoulders are stooped, his face seems different. He might look pale and worried and he his sleep might be disturbed. He does not eat or drink, because he might get lethargic and apathetic. The suffering has changed his habits and the way how he relates to his physical body. After a longer time of disturbed sleeping, changes in diet and constant suffering, he starts changing on the physical level.
The signs of his problem are obvious, because they have entered the realm of physicality. It is imaginable, that his physical immune system will get weaker and the first signs of disease on the physical level will emerge. From this example, that is indeed very real and can be seen in every day life, we can conclude, that the emotional, mental and physical worlds are interconnected. When a problem occurs on an emotional level, if unsolved will eventually transcend to the mental and finally to the physical level.
Now, let's say that we would recognize the problem and that we could treat it in the phase when it was still in the realm of emotional suffering. We could solve the problem in the beginning and none of the mental and physical consequences would manifest. But it also means, that when a patient has already manifested a physical disease, it is our duty to find the real cause of his condition.
If the patient is sleepless and cannot concentrate, we have to keep looking for a cause of his sleeplessness. The sleeplessness is seen as a consequence and not as a cause of the problem.
Page … 1 Bach Flower Remedies Therapy The therapeutic system by using Bach Flower Remedies is designed to tackle the original emotional and spiritual problems before they manifest into a physical disease. This does not mean, that Bach Flower Remedies can only be used to treat emotional and spiritual problems.
It means, that instead of focusing on the physical disease, they try to solve the original problem of the disease and to bring a change and opening on spiritual, emotional and mental level.
The system of Bach Flower Remedies consists originally of 38 flower essences developed and used by Dr.
Edward Bach. Each flower essence is unique and is used to treat a different problem. Edward Bach has put a lot of effort into making the remedy pictures as clear and as understandable as possible, to make this system useful for practitioners and patients alike. Truly, the system of Bach Flower Remedies makes it easy for patients to help themselves by analyzing their problem and by finding the matching flower essence.
Prescribing Remedies The process of prescribing remedies is based on an idea of holistic approach to the patient. The practitioner tries to understand the problem behind patient's current situation. The whole process is done by means of an interview. The practitioner asks questions about the patient, about how he feels, how his life looks like, how he relates to the people and tries to determine the cause of the problem.
The process of asking the right questions is highly intuitive and depends on the individuality of the practitioner and also on the individual patient. Some patients require a different approach than others and the whole process depends on the intuitive know how of the practitioner. He must feel what the patients tries to tell him, how he feels and what is really hiding behind his words.
A perfect example for this need to intuitively feel the patient can be seen in the remedy Agrimony. Agrimony patients try to hide their problems behind a mask of happiness and the practitioner must be able to feel the suffering behind this mask and not to be swayed aside by the appearance.
What usually helps is asking for a reason, why the patient has come to see the practitioner and from there to try to discern the real problem hidden behind the appearance.
The usual areas that you might want to approach are the problems in personal life, career, interpersonal relationships, to find out what is missing in patients life and what are his needs that are not met. Since the alcohol content of the remedy is quite high and the taste of the alcohol might be unpleasant to some, the usual method of taking remedies consists of diluting the remedy in a glass of water and drinking it couple of times per day.
Your Questions How fast do the remedies work? It is purely individual, for some the effect can be instantenious, for some more time is needed. Remember, every person is unique and also his emotional and spiritual problems are unique and it cannot be predicted, how fast does the remedy work in a person.
Can the remedies be taken when pregnant?
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Although the amounts of alcohol taken with a remedy are very small and it should not affect the pregnancy, the best thing to do is to talk about it to your doctor or a midwife. Do the diluted remedies work slower? No, there is no difference is swiftness of action between diluted and concentrated remedies.
The concentrated remedies are just as strong and effective as remedies diluted in water. The alcohol found in concentrated remedies can because of stronger taste give an impression of stronger effect, but it remains, that the efectiveness is the same. Is it true that remedies can be mixed together?
For more comples cases, it is possible to mix couple of remedies and to take the mixture rather than taking one remedy at a time. However, no more than 7 remedies should be mixed at once.
Guide to the remedies
If you feel that you need more remedies than 7 at once, try to carefully think about your problems and pinpoint the top 6 remedies that seem to be the most predominant in your case. Why is there alcohol in Bach Flower Remedies? Alcohol is added to preserve the remedy. The remedy is prepared from flowers soaked in water and it can contain microbial contamination.
After adding high quality alcohol, such as brandy, the possible microbial contamination is neutralized. The strength of the remedy is not determined by the amount of alcohol it contains and the diluted remedy has the same effect as the remedy taken straight from the bottle. How do you take them?
The usual way is to dilute a couple of drops of the remedy in a bottle of water and to sip from it as often as you feel like, but at least four times per day for longer term problems. It is also possible to take the remedy without diluting it directly, but the strong taste of brandy can be unpleasant for some.
When should I stop taking the remedy?
You should stop taking the remedy after the problem has disappeared. There is no need to take the remedies out of fear that the problem might come back or to take them prophylactically. Page … 3 Positive outcome - self-assurance, confidence and perseverance Negative state - lack of confidence, low self-esteem Characteristic Remedy Negative aspects of personality Behavioural symptoms Positive Outcome expressions Scleranthus Indecisive, uncertain, hesitant, Quite.
Erratic conversations. Postural '"I don't know Poor balance. Travel "I can't decide take action. Confident, self- Unstable, restless. Inability to decide sickness. Changeable symptoms, between the two Calmness and between two options. Bares difficulties unsteady gait, ambidextrous. For loss of "It makes me dizzy determination. Lacks concentration. Scattered limb or organ. General nausea, vertigo, thinking about it. Not able to cope with pressure or dizziness, concussion.
Manic will be the right one. Lack of balance and poise. Use after shock therapy. Wild Oat Uncertainty and indecision as to which Restless, random movements, illnesses 'A jack of all trades Decisive of direction in life, path or career to follow as there are too with constantly shifting pains.
Spread self in too many Good managers and and prevent anything directions, feel dissatisfied and frustrated coordinators, often interfering with that decision.
The 38 Bach Flower Remedies
Start working in confident, happy, useful. Fear of 'alternative lifestyle' commitment. Can put things together for positions. Despondent, bored, drifter. Often very clever with good learning ability. Gentian Doubt, pessimism, easily discouraged. Glum face - looks gloomy and sad. Large ""I've let the side Self-realisation. Gives Negative attitude.
Uncertainty and lack of stature. Folded arms or clasped hands. Shoulders raised and rounded. Depression caused by temporary setback For children who Remedy gives 'heart', the in progress.
Almost enjoy being greet with open arms realisation that as long as you melancholy. Afraid of rejection. No obstacle is too relationships. Page … 4 Positive outcome - self-assurance, confidence and perseverance Negative state - lack of confidence, low self-esteem Cerato Lacks confidence, so repeatedly seeks advice of others.
Changeable physical symptoms. Non-specific illnesses. Ability Misguided, gullible, foolish, indecisive. Vacillating, Constantly moving around.
Uses cliches. Talkative, asks a and intuitive. Confidence, others. Need for self-reinforcement, lacks sense of lot of questions, quite assurance in self. Unstable changeable, uncertain, unreliable. Larch Feels inferior. Anticipation and fear of failure, so does Thumb sucking. Feet turned in. Willing to try not try. Admires others. Feels doubt and despondent Children holding tightly to point of trying? Can disguise by appearing overconfident.
Sits with "I know I won't results. Determined, confident, Evade responsibilities by indulging in feelings of hunched shoulders and arms be able to do it, persevering. Ability to take inadequacy. Hesitant, cowardice. Dislikes being alone - folded.
Needs physical support. No clear ego Agoraphobia. The class bully Know that if they fail, it type a cover wasn't because they didn't try. Centaury Over anxious to please.
Easily exploited. Easily tired. Lacks vitality. Often A 'yes man', Personal strength. Still quite Docile, timid, quite, conventional, submissive. Lacks pale and languid. Dark rings always in and gentle, but maintains individuality, follows others advice. Easily dominated. Shoulder and back agreement.Where the phobia is very great so that the sight of a spider for example causes sheer terror, then Rock Rose might be given as well as or instead of Mimulus.
In illness some make little or no effort to get well, and in certain cases may even look forward to death, in the hope of better times; or maybe, meeting again some beloved one whom they have lost.
And of course if you were lying awake in a dark room scared of something but not knowing what it was. And it can be used just as well for the effects of a shock received many years ago, even very early in childhood.
In any case, the remedy is given to help the person to act more decisively and know his or her own mind.
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