Bach Flower Remedies

Bach flower remedies are a system of 38 homeopathic-like natural liquids that are known to relieve unwanted states of mind by improving your positive attitude and outlook. Popular for restoring harmony to thoughts, feelings, attitudes and personality patterns, Bach remedies help you manage stress more effectively and with greater ease, improving your ability to cope in difficult situations. They do this without interacting or interfering with your body’s physiology or biochemistry.

Unlike essential oils (Aromatherapy), Bach Remedies are odorless, and each remedy helps shift specific states of mind such as impatience, fear, overwhelm, hopelessness, guilt, anger and sadness. (See keyword remedy indications below.) Take them either orally or topically (on pulse points) alongside medical treatments, drugs and other adjunct support like psychotherapy safely with no interference, interactions or side effects.
The remedies were discovered and created in the 1930’s by Edward Bach, British physician, scientist and pioneer in mind-body medicine and are taken only to improve how you feel, not to treat physical conditions or symptoms.

Below are the individual remedies with keywords for their indications. At the Sirkin Creative Living Center during your coaching sessions we are able to teach you to create specific blends and learn how to dose for your individual situation and needs.

  • Agrimony – mental torture behind a cheerful face
  • Aspen – fear of unknown things
  • Beech – intolerance
  • Centaury – the inability to say ‘no’
  • Cerato – lack of trust in one’s own decisions
  • Cherry Plum – fear of the mind giving way
  • Chestnut Bud – failure to learn from mistakes
  • Chicory – selfish, possessive love
  • Clematis – dreaming of the future without working in the present
  • Crab Apple – the cleansing remedy, also for self-hatred
  • Elm – overwhelmed by responsibility
  • Gentian – discouragement after a setback
  • Gorse – hopelessness and despair
  • Heather – self-centredness and self-concern
  • Holly – hatred, envy and jealousy
  • Honeysuckle – living in the past
  • Hornbeam – tiredness at the thought of doing something
  • Impatiens – impatience
  • Larch – lack of confidence
  • Mimulus – fear of known things
  • 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
  • Red Chestnut – over-concern for the welfare of loved ones
  • Rock Rose – terror and fright
  • Rock Water – self-denial, rigidity and self-repression
  • Scleranthus – inability to choose between alternatives
  • Star of Bethlehem – shock
  • Sweet Chestnut – Extreme mental anguish, when everything has been tried and there is no light left
  • Vervain – over-enthusiasm
  • Vine – dominance and inflexibility
  • Walnut – protection from changes and unwanted influences
  • Water Violet – quiet self-reliance leading to isolation
  • White Chestnut – unwanted thoughts and mental arguments
  • Wild Oat – uncertainty over one’s direction in life
  • Wild Rose – drifting, resignation, apathy
  • Willow – self-pity and resentment

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