Why do you use flower essence remedies?
The mind and heart are often the forgotten pieces in our journey towards whole and sustained healing. Trauma, disappointment, fear, anxiety, loss of control, subtle or overt childhood messages, impatience, heartbreak and many other internal manifestations impact our daily perspective, our view of the world. What lens do you see your work, family, friends, and life’s purpose through? Our self-worth is very tightly wrapped up in these foundational understandings and as a result can prevent us from moving forward mentally, emotionally and even physically. In line with the mission of returning to your authentic nature, I will encourage you to consider adding this beautiful modality to your support system.
I personally resonate best with Dr. Edward Bach’s original 38 essences that provided the documented research into flower essences effectiveness with various personalities. They are the most tried and true in my book and the essences I use in my practice and for myself. I source mine from the continuers of Dr. Bach’s legacy in England out of respect for his work, the guaranteed effectiveness of the essences and the authenticity of my own work.
What are Bach flower essences and what do they do?
Flower essences are a gentle, subtle healing modality that support the mental and emotional aspects of you. Developed by Dr. Edward Bach, the original 38 essences have been used since the 1930’s to cultivate healthy personhood.
"Edward Bach was born at Moseley, near Birmingham, in 1886 and trained as a doctor in London. For several years he worked investigating the role of bacteriology in chronic disease. His researches led him to recognize that there were clear personality types that related to the various patterns of ill health, irrespective of the physical symptoms being presented by the patient. Working with vaccine therapy and later with homeopathic remedies, he moved towards the discovery of flower remedies. These he felt could help to harmonize the emotional imbalances that he came to see as the real causes of physical illness.” Healing Herbs
Unlike homeopathy, essential oils, traditional herbal tinctures and drugs (which work more directly on the physical), these lovely essences gracefully balance your thought-patterns and emotions, shifting you towards a more peaceful whole state – what we might consider your authentic nature, the original you.
To define this a little more, I see your authentic nature in relation to your mind and spirit as the person you were in your very early years – your disposition, personality or perspective on the world prior to experiencing the positive or negative influence of family, friends, community, education, and culture. The intention is to return to this unique uninfluenced you, allowing for a release of the pain, anxiety, and confusion that has possibly arisen from conforming to something or someone that is not authentically you. Peeling back the onion layers of you and gently stepping back from habitual responses allows you to clearly see the world as you were originally and uniquely created to see it.
“The flowers hold a mirror to our emotional and psychological responses. They help us to understand how we each respond to change and offer us a way to work with problems and challenges. Put simply, the essences each contain a unique message (information), which we can use to alter our pattern of behavior. This is a voluntary process and not one that is enforced on the individual. The information is within the patterning of the plant and transferred in the special method of preparation devised by Dr Bach.” Healing Herbs
This message within the plant allows you the opportunity to change your thought process, your response, your behavior. In a way, it returns you to the crossroad, to the place of decision and choice, and offers you a more balanced path.
What should I expect once I start a remedy?
Flower remedies are here to serve as mind and emotion shifters, ultimately moving you back into your authentic balanced state – if you experience anxiety, taking a flower essence or a combination that will allow you to process the origin of this symptom and gently encourage you toward the opposite response will cause the rebalancing of your personhood. This form of thought-pattern shifting will occur the moment you begin your remedy, but you may not notice or feel it right away if this is your first bottle. Those that are more sensitive or have previously enjoyed a flower remedy will notice the shifts quite quickly.
The remedy starts by first increasing your self-awareness, this means you may notice yourself becoming more analytical or observant of yourself and others. Next, you may start noticing aspects of relationships that have never come to your attention before, perhaps unhealthy patterns or boundaries that you didn't even realize were being crossed.
As you approach week 3-4, plan to give yourself some extra grace and gentleness, creating space in your life and surrounding yourself with people that make you feel safe and relaxed. This is when the deeper blocks reveal themselves and the foundational shifts begin to take place. During this period, you may find yourself revisiting old thought patterns and experiences, because the flowers will create a safe space within you that will encourage your subconscious to reveal the block that ultimately led to your lighter symptoms. For example, a lighter symptom might be anxiety with a deeper block being a parental or school-induced trauma (big or small). It’s possible to experience dreams, memories, irritability or old physical behaviors that connect to this block. Your body and mind are literally reexperincing and reprocessing that core moment, but fortunately this time around you have the internal healthy and balanced messages from the plants to guide you through it. This gives you a balanced perspective on the original block and allows you to disassemble any lies or patterns that were created as a result. Revisiting symptoms and deeper blocks is the natural way our body heals and is commonly found in all forms of therapeutic recovery. The old adage of “things often have to get ‘worse’ before they can get better” is very poignant.
Everyone is incredibly different and comes from a unique background, so shifting can be very light or can be more intense. It really depends on the block. If these few weeks of processing ever becomes uncomfortable, please simply reduce your frequency by half and continue to do so until you feel comfortable again. You should never push yourself to a point of feeling overwhelmed. Immediately lower your frequency if it feels like too much. You can always pause your remedy, if you need a break as well. The internal shifting begins as soon as you take the flower remedy, so lessening your frequency or pausing will in no way cause reversion or loss of progress. It will simply slow the process and lessen the intensity.
You do not necessarily need to do anything extra over these 4 weeks, but I’ve found that journaling and/or sharing what is coming to the surface with someone you trust can support and quicken the process.
You will know the remedy has made successful shifts when you feel an unexpected lightness or peace about the former challenging, aggravating or consuming matter. This can occur within a few days or after a few bottles of the same remedy. It all depends on the depth of pattern or trauma you are working through and how open you are to the healing process.
What does a flower remedy consult involve?
It is my honor to simply listen, to hear your story, to understand where you come from and where you hope to go, to capture your personhood in the essence selection and with their help gently encourage your authentic restoration.
Using the world-renown Bach method, I will formulate a custom remedy to support your desired shifts. Depending upon your preference, we can focus on your present situational needs, to carry you through emergencies or short term dilemmas, and / or we can focus on uncovering your foundational core personhood, encouraging the layer lifting needed to return to your authentic nature.
What’s in my flower remedy?
Your flower remedy is composed of certified biodynamic, organic and wild-harvested flower essences, natural Carlsbad spring water and a small amount of traditionally-prepared brandy for preservation. If taken as directed, the remedy will last approximately 1 month and encourage a shift in mindset anywhere from a few days to 3 to 4 weeks following the first dosage.
Are flower essences & remedies safe for children?
Absolutely! Flower remedies do not directly impact the physical as experienced with traditional herbal tinctures or medications or even foods and are instead an incredibly gentle and energetic therapy many physicians rely on to support the emotional and mental state of our most sensitive ones – children and animals. There are no contraindications and if the remedy is not what the child needs the mind will simply ignore the messages and show zero shifts. When matched appropriately – meaning the essences connect with the foundational motivation of the child’s thought patterns or behavior – the child will often experience shifts within a few days. Most children are able to find relief with just one bottle, the only exception to this might arise if the trauma or thought pattern is deeply established in which a few bottles may be needed to support them through their process.
Each remedy includes 1 tsp of high-quality brandy in the 30 ml bottle to preserve and prevent bacteria growth if the dropper touches the tongue. You have the option of selecting an alcohol-free version for your younger ones. I’d highly recommend storing the remedy in the refrigerator in this case. Please simply note this request when you order.