When we feel fulfilled, happy and positive we tend to enjoy better health. We get more out of life, feel vibrant and engaged, and we can have a more positive relationship with ourselves and others. But sometimes we need a little help to stay in balance and move forward. That’s when Bach Flower Remedies can help.
Bach Flower Remedies were named after Dr Edward Bach in the 1930s. He used his knowledge of homeopathy in discovering the healing properties of his 38 Flower Remedies. Since then Bach Flower Remedies have become famous the world over. They are certainly famous in our house and we use them consistently.
‘Real health is happiness, and a happiness so easy of attainment because it’s a happiness in small things; doing the things that we really do love to do, being with the people that we truly like. There is no strain, no effort, no striving for the unattainable; health is there for us to accept any time we like. It is to find out and do the work that we are really suited for.’ From The Collected Writings of Dr Bach
Bach Flower Groups – Dr Bach’s Seven Groups
Dr Bach placed his Flower Remedies into 7 groups. Each group of Remedies represents the differing ways a particular mental or emotional state could be seen and experienced in the personality. The Flower Remedies are ideal for treating these patterns. The seven groups are:
• Overcare and Concern for others
• Despondency and Despair
• Lack of Interest in Current Circumstances
The 38 Bach Remedies have an important role in supporting us on a day to day level. These powerful, natural essences cover any mental, emotional state or behaviour pattern that can entrap you. Too often we judge ourselves for having difficult feelings which in turn keeps them stuck, so they intensify. Bach remedies allow emotions to flow through and dissolve.
For example, if your responsibilities are weighing so heavily that you’ve lost your sense of humour and your back hurts – add Oak. If you need to say a loving ‘no’ to the endless demands being made upon you, add Centaury. If you’re lying awake because your head’s buzzing with everything you need to do, add White Chestnut. If your jaw’s so tight trying not to scream or simply speak your truth that you’ve developed a pounding headache, add Cherry Plum.
Some of the remedies appear to treat very similar things. Eight of them treat aspects of despondency and despair for example, so if you’re at the end of your tether, which one do you choose? Many of us look at the 38 descriptions and say: “I need them all”! That’s where I’d love to help you. A Bach Flower consultation takes around 30 – 40 minutes and can help shine a light on what is most needed in terms of support for yourself at this moment.
Often the remedy you most need is for your biggest blind spot. Our ego is very, very experienced at keeping us from seeing how we’re sabotaging ourselves. Some of my greatest ‘Aha’ moments have been when I’m consulting with another practitioner, who has suggested remedies I hadn’t thought of for myself.