Emotional Health & Flower Remedies
There's a Remedy for It?
When is the last time someone told you that you’re ’emotional’? Being ’emotional’ once in a while is fine as emotion is an integral parts of one’s life; experiencing them makes life a richer affair. However, when one’s emotion became overpowering, that is when the trouble starts. Strong emotions such as grief, jealousy, depression, and anxiety can be overwhelming and crippling to one’s life if not controlled properly.
To get back on one’s feet would not be easy for a lot of people. Subsequently, we might need an extra nudge to be emotionally well again. This article is written with that specific goal in mind, whereby we are bearing good news that yes, emotional healing is possible and there’s a remedy for it!
No one is alone in this journey of self-healing and we are happy to be part of that journey towards a healthier you. And no, it is neither psychotropics nor any addictive pills.
True Healing involves treating the very base of the cause of the suffering. no effort directed to the body alone can do more than superficially repair damage. Treat people for the emotional unhappiness, allow them to be happy, and they will become well.
– Dr. Edward Bach
Excessive emotions are inherently the cause of a multitude of physical ailments. Of course talking about our emotions could be a good idea to deter us from going into the rabbit hole but sometimes, it would require more than that.
Dr. Edward Bach, the pioneer of flower remedies, thought just that. A deeply spiritual person, Dr. Edwards used to wander around to find remedies that would help to relieve certain emotional issues. A famous saying of his illustrates this well, “True Healing involves treating the very base of the cause of the suffering. no effort directed to the body alone can do more than superficially repair damage. Treat people for the emotional unhappiness, allow them to be happy, and they will become well,”
“Everyone can benefit from flower remedies,” Henri Lai, our naturopath says. “I have used aspen (one of the flower remedies) to great success in managing my patient’s panic attack and anxiety problem that has no apparent cause,”
Taking the Remedy
Though Dr. Bach originally intended to have flower remedies as a self-help, we recommend that you should appoint a Bach Flower Remedy practitioner to help you with the selection of a good remedy. A trained practitioner will administer a questionnaire and an interview session to ascertain a suitable remedy for yourself.
One remedy that is indispensable would be the Recovery Remedy. It is extremely useful in situation when one feel anxious and stressful, especially when preparing for an important meeting, presentation, or meeting an important client.
Taking the remedy is simple, just two drops in a glassful of water (spring water or mineral water preferred) and sipped throughout the day. The Recovery Remedy, on the other hand is taken by the drops (2 drops) directly on the tongue.
Everyone can benefit from flower remedies,” Henri Lai, our naturopath says. “I have used aspen (one of the flower remedies) to great success in managing my patient’s panic attack and anxiety problem that has no apparent cause,”
– Henri Lai, Naturopath
Usages of 38 Bach Flower Remedies
Agrimony – Hidden torment under a cheerful facade. Dislike confrontation, may abuse alcohol, food, drugs, and/or cigarettes as a form of escapism.
Aspen – Fear with unknown origin. Having gloom thoughts that bad things will befallen them always.
Beech – Over-reactive and critical towards others’ mistake and shortcomings. Like to find faults in others.
Centaury – The human doormat. Difficult to say ‘no’ and lives to serve. Dislike confrontation.
Cerato – Distrust oneself, rely heavily on others to make decision. Susceptible to others’ misguidance.
Cherry Plum – Nearing breaking point. Fear of doing something out of control and illegal. Might have tendency towards suicide, throwing tantrum. Very clingy.
Chestnut Bud – Will not learn from past mistakes and often do the same mistake repeatedly. Difficult to correct one’s shortcoming.
Chicory – Emotionally possessive and gives while expecting to be loved in return. Emotionally sensitive and needy as well as easily hurt.
Clematis – The dreamer. Inability to concentrate and thoughts usually wavers. Has high ambition but did not fulfil them usually.
Crab Apple – An emotional detox, especially useful when one feels contaminated or tainted emotionally. Dislike self-image. Usually has an obsessive need for cleanliness.
Elm – Feels overwhelmed by workload. Crippled by too much task at hand hence feeling inadequate to perform task at hand. Difficulty prioritising tasks.
Gentian – Temporary low spirited due to difficulty, setbacks, or failed expectations. Gloom usually lifted easily with good events and success.
Gorse – Feeling helpless and hopeless. Constantly asking oneself ‘What’s the use?’ and reject intervention to make one feels better.
Heather – Egocentric and thinks that one is the centre of the universe. Only befriend those who listens to them. Not a good listener but constantly talking, and did not like to be alone.
Holly – Harbour hatred, jealousy, and suspicion. Revengeful & wrathful.
Honeysuckle – Sickly nostalgic, with old trauma. Feeling homesick, and felt remorseful over passed happiness. Did not expect future happiness. Wallow in sorrow.
Hornbeam – Tired mentally and exhausted. Tend to procrastinate and having difficulty to start. Constantly having ‘the blues’.
Impatients – Impatience and has little tolerance for people who is slow moving. Thoughts process is quick and all job to be completed without any delay. Prefer to work alone, not a team player.
Larch – Did not believe in oneself, even though one is qualified and capable. Feels inferior and success seems far-fetched. Refuse to work towards success despite being workable.
Mimulus – To eliminate fears (or phobias) of known origin such as heights, flying in a plane, public speaking, competition etc. For those who have shy, timid, and nervous predisposition.
Mustard – A feeling of sudden sadness, grief, or melancholy without apparent causes. Feels as though a cloud of gloom has suddenly descended. Condition might come and go. Good for those winter blues and Seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Oak – The diligent worker personality. Wouldn’t give up despite being worked to the bones. Heavy sense of responsibility and will struggle on regardless of exhaustion. Couldn’t rest when exhausted, the ‘too tired to sleep’ kind.
Olive – For those who convalescing, either from a long ailment and/or a project which simply just burn you out.
Pine – Ridden with guilt and predisposed towards self-blaming even though it is not one’s fault. Will not be satisfied with own success.
Red Chestnut – Excessive worrying for the welfare of others, especially love ones and always fearing the worst will happen to them.
Rock Rose – Great fearfulness such as nightmare, anxiety.
Rock Water – The monk personality. Rigid standards set by religious, personal, or societal standard. Tries very hard to be an example to others.
Scleranthus – Someone who sees two sides of the argument a little bit too much. Indecisiveness, and can sway both ways. Always uncertain.
Star of Bethlehem – For post-traumatic disorder, grief, loss of love ones.
Sweet Chestnut – Heartbreak, a feeling of reaching the end of endurance.
Vervain – Too much enthusiasm and fixated ideas. The feeling that one is akin to the ‘Messiah’. Cannot tolerate injustice. Energetic, intensely focused, and motivated.
Vine – The tyrant personality. Too strong-willed and capable while ignoring the suffering of others. Little empathy.
Walnut – A remedy to take during transitional period in life. Helps to see the future rather than dwelling in the past. Helps to stabilise and ease one’s changes into a new phase of life such as puberty, menopause, changing of new job, etc.
Water Violet – The self-sufficient personality. Prefer to not interfere with other’s affair and go their own way. Likes to contain everything in themselves.
White Chestnut – Spiralling thoughts resulting in unwanted internal arguments. Disturb concentration and mindfulness.
Wild Oat – Uncertain of one’s career choice and boredom of status quo. Despite being good at what they do, career path is uncertain in which frustration might occur.
Wild Rose – Apathetic attitude to life. Did not complain and has no interest in life whatsoever. Welcomes death and will not seek joyfulness. Flat emotionally.
Willow – Resentful and dislike life. Often blames others and victimise oneself.
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