The goal of Bach Flower Therapy is the reharmonizing of the personality’s negative moods that hinder the emotional and spiritual development of the personality and also trigger physical illness. - Mechthild Scheffer
What are Bach Flower Remedies®?
Dr. Edward Bach discovered and described 38 flower remedies as well as his one combination remedy Rescue Remedy. Dr. Bach found that by treating the personalities and feelings of his patients their unhappiness and physical distress would be alleviated as the natural healing potential in their bodies was unblocked and allowed to work once more. Dr. Bach believed in simplicity and wanted his system to be simple and easy so that everyone could use it. He believed in self-help 'I want it to be as simple as this,' he would say, 'I am hungry, I will go and pull a lettuce from the garden for my tea; I am frightened and ill, I will take a dose of Mimulus.' The remedies are chosen based on the individual’s personality and the way in which they deal with life’s challenges. The remedies don’t change life situations however they change our perceptions and attitudes towards those situations.
Who can benefit from taking the Remedies?
We are all subjected to the ups and downs that everyday life brings. Worry, guilt, depression, loneliness, fear, uncertainty, impatience, indecision etc are emotions that we all experience at one time or another. By taking the appropriate Bach Flower Remedies we are able to gently restore balance to these negative emotions. Once we no longer experience the negative emotions we are able to see more clearly how to proceed further. The remedies help one to be who one truly is. The remedies are appropriate for everyone including pregnant women, children, and animals.
Why see a Registered Bach Flower Practitioner?
The remedies, with the literature on how to use them, are freely available for purchase from many Health Food Stores so why have a consultation with a Practitioner? While it is true that Dr. Bach intended his system to be simple and easy to use, each of the Remedies has many nuances of their own. At times it is very easy to make the right choice of remedy for a given moment in time. Rescue Remedy is a great addition to any First Aid Kit, however, when working with more complex emotions that overlay one another it can become quite difficult to make the correct choice for yourself. A consultation with a Registered Bach Flower Practitioner will assist you to understand the various nuances of each remedy which will, in turn, ensure that the right remedies are chosen.
How does the consultation work?
The consultation and preparation of the customized Bach Flower Remedy Bottle take approximately 1 hour. Your Bach Flower Practitioner will discuss with you your reasons for needing the remedy and together you will explore the emotions around the issue. Only after discussion with you will your final remedy be chosen. The Remedy bottle, which lasts approximately 3 weeks, will be made up for you at this time and you will take your first dose before you leave. The remedies will always work provided one adheres to two things. First the correct remedies must be chosen and second, you must take the remedy regularly at least 4 drops, 4 times a day. After three weeks the remedy could be repeated or a follow-up consultation may be necessary to adjust the remedy or to create a new remedy. As the remedy works some of the component remedies could have completed their task and no longer be necessary, while as old issues are resolved new issues may become more visible which in turn require other remedies.