Sometimes our problems and challenges can seem like a maze with us wandering around inside trying to find the right path and the eventual opening to a new understanding of ourselves or a gateway to a new way of being. When we are out of balance in mind or body, the Bach Flower Remedies bring us into balance. They give us clarity and a direction to a new opening and a way through problems. They bring us back to ourselves. Back to who we truly are.
I use the Bach Flower Remedies – and essences from other sources. The remedies provide support between sessions.
The session involves us talking about where you are now and where you would like to be. Whilst we talk I will use my extensive knowledge, and counselling skills, to determine the unique combination of remedies for you at that time.
How to take the remedies
Once chosen the remedies are mixed in a 30 ml bottle and mixed with mineral water. Taking them is easy. You just drop four drops straight into your mouth or you can put them in any drink – hot or cold. Although energetic and subtle, the remedies are quite robust and do not need the care and attention of say homoeopathic remedies, i.e. you do not need to worry about peppermint, strong flavours or coffee. The 30 ml bottle will last for three weeks if you take four drops, five times a day. I usually see clients every three weeks.
When we feel fulfilled, happy and positive we tend to enjoy better health. We get more out of life and we can give more to our friends and family. Sometimes, we need a little help to stay in balance. The remedies provide a natural, safe and easy-to-take means of achieving this.
Background to the essences
Dr Bach was an amazing man and in the 1930s he developed a way of harnessing the energetic healing energy of plants in tiny little bottles. Eighty years later his method has been replicated to produce many different applications of his work, from Australian bush flowers and orchid essences to shamanic animal essences. He was curious and committed. He was open and had a desire to help those who needed him. His work carries on around the world but most importantly in his home in Mount Vernon, Oxfordshire – now the centre for the Bach Foundation.
Many people recognise ‘Rescue Remedy’ in its bright yellow bottle but may not know that there are 38 other remedies for specific needs. These safe and gentle remedies are each homeopathically prepared from an infusion of flowers, or plants and preserved in alcohol. Their function is to balance the body’s subtle energy.
The remedies are completely safe, non-habit forming, they have no side-effects and there is no danger of overdose. They can be taken by everyone, including very young children and pregnant women.
Where to get the Bach Flower Remedies
You can buy the remedies in most good chemists and health stores, but sometimes it is hard to be objective. I remember before I trained as a practitioner I was standing in the chemist with two remedies in my hand – ‘Wild Oat’ for choosing a direction, a path in life and ‘Scleranthus’ for certainty and decision-making, usually choosing between two things. I stood for ages and then had a light bulb moment. If I couldn’t choose between two remedies then I obviously needed Scleranthus! Now, after years of using the remedies, I have extensive experience to select the most effective remedies for you.
More information about the specific remedies and how they are made can be found in this Bach Foundation quick reference guide.