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If you have been following my blogs over the last few years you will have read much about Dr Edward Bach’s 38 flower essences, one for each type of negative emotion a human being may experience.
Dr Bach was before his time in understanding and implementing the holistic approach to healing. Today doctors accept that 95% of disease is due to stress.
Neuroscientist, Candace B. Pert PhD in her book “Molecules of Emotion”, published 1997, shows proof that our emotions are a link between mind and body, our feelings affect our health and well being. Since then there have been many scientists working in this field which Dr Bach knew intuitively; science is gradually proving him right, although many will find it ‘revolutionary’.
“Science is leading to show that life is harmony-a state of being in tune- and that disease is discord”. Dr Edward Bach The Original Writings
Dr Bach in 1930s divided emotions into the seven following groups:
- Insufficient interest in present conditions
- Over-sensitiveness to influences and ideas
- Despondency and Despair
- Over-care for the welfare of others
This month we’ll begin with the essences he discovered for Fear. To help yourself to choose an essence/essences you would need to analyse what makes you fearful. For example:
For sudden fear for no obvious reason. Are you generally nervous or anxious? It can help young children who may wake after a nightmare or night terrors (also Rock Rose, see below). A state of peace and fearlessness and less apprehension is the positive potential of Aspen (see other previous articles about this essence).
Helpful if you fear losing control or maybe on the verge of a breakdown or have sudden feelings of rage and are fearful of what you might do. The positivity of this essence is a calm mind and rational thinking. If things become severe please seek advice from a good therapist (see other previous articles about this essence).
Can help known fears. What are you afraid of? The dark, spiders, death, work etc. Quiet courage and confidence and the ability to face life without fear is the positive potential of Cherry Plum (see other previous articles about this essence).
Helps people who are fearful or over-concerned for others. Do you fear the worst when a loved one is far away, or unwell? Do you worry if they have problems? This essence can enable you to care with your usual compassion but without being anxious, so that you remain calm at all times and can step back from enforcing your help (see other previous articles about this essence).
For terror. It is one of the ingredients in Rescue or Emergency essence as it calms the mind in emergency situations such as accidents or near disasters or if under threat and gives courage in crises. It can be helpful for young children awaking after a nightmare or night terrors (see other previous articles about this essence).
If you would like help in choosing and using any Bach Flower essence to help your emotional health please contact me on this site or by e-mail. If you have a physical illness please visit a doctor.
September blog will be about Dr Bach’s emotional group –Uncertainty.
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