Updated: Sep 18, 2022
Flower Remedies therapy are a type of vibrational healing. A safe and natural alternative method of healing, Flower Remedies or Essences (we will use here the terms "essences" and "remedies" simultaneously) help alleviate and treat psychological and psychosomatic problems. Mainly working on the spiritual, mental and emotional energetic level, they gently restore the balance between the mind and the body by casting out negative emotions, such as fear, worry, hatred and indecision, which interfere with the equilibrium of the healing as a whole. Once anything on those levels gets released, physical healing takes place.
Flower Essences work because they have a high rate of vibration - this comes because they are made from living plant material, blossoms, plants, trees, bushes. There are many flower systems, most commonly known the Bach system, which we gratefully ellaborate a bit further here.
The discovery of Bach Flower Remedies
Dr. Edward Bach, a well-known bacteriologist, physician, and pathologist and the man who discovered the 38 flower essences in the 1930s, believed at the existence of the soul and that the real cause of disease and unhappiness were emotional and mental problems. He trained as a medical doctor but later worked in homoeopathy and in 1928 set out to find new remedies. His idea was to identify plants that might alleviate the emotional and mental problems, which he saw as the real cause of disease and began using the essence of flowers (a process that places a flower or plant in water over a period of time in order to imbue the water with the flower or plant's unique healing "imprint") to treat his patients' various ailments.
The underlying premise of Dr Bach's system of healing is that disease originates in the delicate sensitive mind and emotions before it is manifested in the body and we must focus on the healing of thoughts and feelings in order to effect healing at the physical level.
Here is a quick list of the Bach Flower Remedies:
> Agrimony - mental torture behind a cheerful face > Aspen - fear of unknown things > Beech - Intolerance, perfectionist
> Centaury - Inability to say 'no' > Cerato - lack of trust in one's own decisions > Cherry Plum - fear of the mind giving way, fear of losing control > Chestnut Bud - failure to learn from mistakes > Chicory - selfish, possessive love, needs the appreciation of others > Clematis - dreaming of the future without working in the present, absentminded > Crab Apple - the cleansing remedy, also for self-hatred, poor body image > Elm - overwhelmed by responsibility, pressures of work > Gentian - discouragement after a setback, pessimism, skeptical, negative attitude, 'no matter what I do' it's hopeless it's not going to work I can't get ahead > Gorse - hopelessness and despair > Heather - self-centredness and self-concern > Holly - hatred, envy and jealousy, feels victimized > Honeysuckle - living in the past, overwhelming nostalgia for the past > Hornbeam - procrastination, tiredness at the thought of doing something > Impatiens - impatience > Larch - lack of confidence, competent but fear failure > Mimulus - fear of known things, shy, nervous personality > Mustard - deep gloom for no reason > Oak - the plodder who keeps going past the point of exhaustion > Olive - exhaustion following mental or physical effort > Pine - guilt, self- blame > Red Chestnut - over-concern for the welfare of loved ones > Rock Rose - terror and fright, useful for nightmares > Rock Water - self-denial, rigidity and self-repression > Scleranthus - inability to choose between alternatives > Star of Bethlehem - Shock, loss, bereavement, trauma > Sweet Chestnut - Extreme mental anguish, when everything has been tried and there is no light left > Vervain - over-enthusiasm, perfectionism > Vine - dominance and inflexibility > Walnut - protection from change and unwanted influences, birth, puberty, divorce > Water Violet - pride and aloofness > White Chestnut - unwanted thoughts and mental arguments, unwanted thoughts, unable to concentrate > Wild Oat - uncertainty over one's direction in life > Wild Rose - drifting, resignation, apathy > Willow - self-pity and resentment > Rescue Remedy (combination)- For emergencies to combat fear, panic, shock and fear of losing control
Working with Flower Essences
To work with Flower Essences we need to understand ourselves and the feelings like fear, irritation or self-doubt, which cause us problems. Each flower remedy is specifically linked to an emotional, mental and spiritual state. By using the system one introduces the energetic signature of the flower and those positive qualities in ones energy field. Through the flower essence, ones vibration rises to match that of the flower. As the vibration rises, the negative states are being released and shifted into more positive ones. Flower Remedies allow peace and happiness to return to the sufferer so that the body is free to heal itself.
Flower Remedies work by acting as living vibrations, both processing and projecting magnetism. This magnetism is stronger and more positive than our ours when we out of balance. Thus, helping to raise our vibration to the higher gentle vibration of the flower, acting as tuning forks and activating our life force, which is our true source of healing and enabling that never ending energy source of Abundance to flow uninterrupted.
In the words of Dr. Edward's Bach, by using this system, you are "Flooding the personality with the virtues of flowers."
Flower Essences are used for the treatment of anxiety, stress, depression, lack of confidence and any other negative emotion, emotional and physical challenge. They can be used alongside any other form of treatment with no side effects and are safe for the whole family including your pets and plants.
If you are interested in working more intentionally and therapeutically with the help of flower essences, I love to work and co-create with you. If you desire healing with this potent yet gentle form of botanical medicine, ordering a Customized Flower Essence Formula, or booking a Flower Essence Therapy Session, are beautiful ways to experience the healing power of the flowers.