Bach Flower Remedies - How to choose one for you

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Bach Flower Remedies

How to choose one that's right for you

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Bach Flower Remedies are gentle acting remedies which help you to balance how you are thinking and feeling in the moment.
They work by "flooding our natures with the particular virtue we need" thereby bringing greater balance to your everyday thoughts & feelings.
There are 38 Bach Flower Remedies, each one working with a different state of mind or emotion, and a special Emergency Essence combination.

Choosing Your Bach Flower Remedies


Choosing the correct Bach Flower Remedies for yourself is simple and easy.
Remember that you are looking for the remedies to help you to balance how you are thinking and feeling, so start by looking at your thoughts and emotions, and how you react to the events and situations in your life.
For example, perhaps certain people, situations or events trigger a fearful reaction, or perhaps anger, guilt, or a lack of confidence. Maybe you face the world with a feeling of hopelessness or doubt or perhaps you find it difficult to find balance in your relationships with others

What are you treating?
Keep in mind that you are dealing with causes, i.e - personality patterns (thoughts & emotions) rather than symptoms and always work with the issues that are the most obvious first.
Focus on the issue that most needs working with
Allow yourself to sit quietly - then focus on your life situation and the mental and emotional states present in your personality that most need harmonising and balancing. In this way you will gain a picture of which issues you are needing to work with.

1. Agrimony - mental torture behind a cheerful face
2. Aspen - fear of unknown things
3. Beech - intolerance
4. Centaury - inability to say 'no'
5. Cerato - lack of trust in one's own decisions
6. Cherry Plum - fear of the mind giving way
7. Chestnut Bud (made with horse chestnut buds) - failure to learn from mistakes
8. Chicory - selfish, possessive love
9. Clematis - dreaming of the future without working in the present
10. Crab Apple - cleansing remedy, also for self-hatred
11. Elm - overwhelmed by responsibility
12. Gentian - discouragement after a setback
13. Gorse - hopelessness and despair
14. Heather - self-centeredness and self-concern
15. Holly - hatred, envy and jealousy
16. Honeysuckle - living in the past
17. Hornbeam - procrastination, tiredness at the thought of doing something
18. Impatiens - impatience
19. Larch - lack of confidence and self-esteem
20. Mimulus - fear of known things
21. Mustard - deep gloom for no reason
22. Oak - the plodder who keeps going past the point of exhaustion
23. Olive - exhaustion following mental or physical effort
24. Pine - guilt
25. Red Chestnut (a type of horse chestnut) - over-concern for the welfare of loved ones
26. Rock Rose - terror and fright
27. Rock Water - self-denial, rigidity and self-repression
28. Scleranthus - inability to choose between alternatives
29. Star of Bethlehem - shock
30. Sweet Chestnut - Extreme mental anguish, when everything has been tried and there is no light left
31. Vervain - over-enthusiasm
32. Vine - dominance and inflexibility
33. Walnut - protection from change and unwanted influences
34. Water Violet - pride and aloofness
35. White Chestnut (made with horse chestnut blossoms) - unwanted thoughts and mental arguments
36. Wild Oat - uncertainty over one's direction in life
37. Wild Rose - drifting, resignation, apathy
38. Willow - self-pity and resentment

Look at the individual listings for more detail on each remedy

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