By Elizabeth Keller, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychotherapist, Certified Hynotherapist
Greetings, once again, to all of you who have an interest in holistic healing and a commitment to making natural, inexpensive modalities accessible to all.
I am continuing this column to acquaint you with 38 of my dearest friends, the Bach Flower Essences. They were originally developed by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s as homeopathic derivatives of flowers from his native
Before we continue our series, I will review briefly. In the first article (May, 2009) we began with a summary of The Rescue Remedy and Holly. The June article focused on Walnut and Honeysuckle; in July we reviewed Agrimony and Mimulus. In August we discussed
Beech. I like to tell people: “If all you can do all day long is beech, beech, beech, then you need the Bach Flower Beech.” It is a fun way to remember that Beech works on irritability, intolerance, critical attitudes, and superior and judgmental dispositions. The Queen B—- needs Beech. Most of us have a Queen B hiding in our psyche somewhere. Don’t let her sting other people. Beech is for people who are constantly critical, intolerant of other’s shortcomings. They have a strong sense of their own superiority, correctness, etc.. They can be judgmental, arrogant, and so easily irritated you can’t look at them sideways. If you find yourself walking around on eggshells around someone, do yourself a favor and give them some Beech,,,um, maybe from a safe distance! If someone else gives you Beech, have the grace to take it, please. Beech people tend to suffer from arthritis due to rigid attitudes and tend to have few friends because of the damage they leave in their wake. The positive potential of Beech is the ability to hold strong convictions and high ideals: to be a stubborn and faithful stand for what you believe in. A positive Beech personality sees the good in others despite their imperfections.
The positive potential of
As I am sure you are beginning to see at this point, the flowers combine in harmony with each other very well. They create an inner symphony that is complementary in nature. Each flower contributes its own virtues to a healing song in your heart.
You could see how someone who struggles with resenting a spouse feeling irritable due to menopause would combine
Well, that’s it for this installment. Once again, for your information, a wholesale price for the Bach Flowers is available at www.feelBach.com. A very useful online class for the Bach Flower Essences is available through www.rainbowcrystal.com. This is also economical: only $60 with a book included. Official certification is reserved for those taking a 40- hour class with the Bach Centre in the
Please stay tuned next month, when I will go into detail about Wild Rose and Centaury. If you have any particular questions, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]; 210 473-1619; or review my website at www.lifemotivationssa.com. Or the blog www.salifemotivatons.blogspot.com .