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Bach Flower Remedies: Natural Solutions For Modern Stress

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One of the best less-traveled roads I wandered down over the last four years was to learn more about Dr. Edward Bach who was a British doctor, bacteriologist, pathologist, homeopath and a prolific spiritual writer born in 1906.  Dr. Bach is best known for developing Bach remedies, a simple selection of 38 flower remedies covering all aspects of human nature and moods that he intuitively derived based on his psychic connections to the plants.

“…those herbs of the field placed for healing, by comforting, by soothing, by relieving our cares, our anxieties, bring us nearer to the Divinity within. And it is that increase of the Divinity within which heals us.” — Dr. Edward Bach, M.B., B.S., M.R.C.S., D.P.H

I have known about and used Bach Flower remedies for over 20 years, especially Rescue Remedy®. I always had a desire to dive deeper into his work, so I registered for an online course that included three levels.  I learned so much about Dr. Bach’s individual healing remedies, and how to use them in everyday life for people, plants, and animals — truly inspiring and uplifting for our troubled world.

In 1928, Dr. Bach began experimenting with medicines made from flowers, as he had always been more interested in the people suffering from the disease than in the diseases themselves; a fact that made him unusual at that time. His work with the flower remedies convinced him that true health could best be maintained by treating the individual personality, instead of concentrating exclusively on the diseases of the body. He discovered that by selecting flower remedies according to the personality and emotional states of the individual he was able to resolve these imbalances — noticing that well-balanced people got better physically because their bodies were quite literally free to heal themselves.

Dr. Bach developed 38 flower remedies that cover the full spectrum of emotions humans experience in 7 key areas: despondency + despair; overcare for others’ welfare; fear; uncertainty; lack of interest in present circumstances; loneliness; and over-sensitivity. Within each category are several remedies that assist in the acceptance and integration of our deep emotions. Each remedy is associated with a basic human emotion ~ Mimulus for example, is for when we are anxious or afraid about something specific or a known fear; taking the Mimulus remedy helps us to overcome our fear and face life with courage. More remedy examples include Elm for overwhelm; Pine for guilt and self-blame, Honeysuckle for living in the past; Holly for anger, Willow for resentment, and Larch for lack of confidence… fascinating!

By the time Dr. Bach left the physical realm in 1936, he had contributed greatly to the natural, self-heal movement, and I am grateful for his insight, intuition and the beautiful healing gifts he left us in his work and writings. Using the remedies myself through the years, and intensively these last intense few months, has given me increased confidence, peace, patience and a growing sense of personal power and well-being. 

I love sharing about Dr. Bach’s work with my brothers and sisters, as all humans can benefit from these safe, beautiful and simple flower remedies these days, especially Rescue Remedy, my go-to and favourite remedy. Rescue Remedy is used to help you cope with everyday stress, and especially at times of crisis, trauma and emergencies for people and animals. I have carried a spray bottle of this truly remarkable combo remedy in my purse for over 20 years, and I have used it to assist others I have met in my travels as well. The remedy for children and animals is made with sweet and sticky glycerine and contains no alcohol. 

I have also witnessed the rich rewards of using the Rescue Remedy® on our large feral cat family — truly remarkable and calming for the animals. Rescue Remedy® is a combination of five different Bach Flower remedies: Star of Bethlehem for shock; Rock Rose for terror and panic; Clematis for faintness; Impatiens for undue agitation; and Cherry Plum for hysteria or loss of self-control. This remedy is a must-have these days with so much anxiety, depression, trauma and mental health issues. https://www.rescueremedy.com

I welcome you to contact me to discuss how a personal Bach Flower remedy blend can gently and simply help you balance your emotional needs and well-being. A fantastic way to step forward in personal strength renewed peace and real confidence! Be in touch by email at afreshstart@shaw.ca or by phone at 250 597-2102 

“The treatment of tomorrow will be essentially to bring four qualities to the patient. First, peace: secondly, hope: thirdly, joy: and fourthly, faith.” — Dr. Edward Bach, M.B., B.S., M.R.C.S., D.P.H

Diana Pink is a Registered Bach Flower Remedy Practitioner and an inspired holistic health Mentor, who loves growing and using natural remedies to detox, and restore health and vitality. I welcome you to contact me to discuss how a personal Bach Flower remedy blend can gently and simply help you to balance your emotional needs and well-being. A fantastic way to step forward in personal strength renewed peace and real confidence! Be in touch by email at afreshstart@shaw.ca or by phone at 250 597-2102

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