Wellness Support with Flower Essences
My coaching program is considered holistic as I embrace the mind, body and spirit into my sessions. The holistic part of my practice includes the use of supportive elements like Flower Essences. My personal preference is Perelandra flower essences but that doesn’t mean one of the leaders in the industry, Bach is no less effective or valuable to the user. It is because of this, I wanted to share with you some information regarding Bach Flower Essences specifically. Each of us is unique and therefore need to know that what works for one may or may not work for another. We each have the power of choice and I’d like to empower you to choose which flower essence supplier is best for you.
Due to the popularity of Bach, Flower Essence Therapy is commonly known or referred to as Bach Flower Therapy (after its founder Dr. Edward Bach). The therapy involves the use of essences of 38 healing herbs to treat physical and mental ailments.
According to flower essence therapy philosophy, physical and mental illnesses are the result of energy imbalances in our body. These imbalances could be the result of trauma or emotional hurt, disassociation from our life purpose, emotional disconnect, etc.
The 38 essential Bach flower herbs are believed to contain energetic imprints of the life force of plants that can help in rectifying the disease causing imbalances. For this reason Bach flower therapy is categorized under vibration healing practices, as the energetic imprint is believed to carry a certain energy vibration that resonates with the vibration of our human cells.
Flower essences are prepared through a process called “potentization” and are typically preserved in brandy. According to Dr Bach’s system, the flower essences can be classified in the following categories:
- The Twelve Healers': Centaury, Agrimony, Chicory, Cerato, Gentian, Clematis, Impatiens, Rock , Mimulus, Rose, Vervain, Scleranthus ,Water Violet
- The Seven Helpers: Wild Oat, Gorse, Oak, Heather, Rock Water, Olive, Vine,
- The Second Nineteen: Star of Bethlehem, Walnut, Beech, Cherry Plum, Aspen, Willow, Crab Apple, Chestnut Bud, Holly, Hornbeam, Elm, Larch, Mustard, Wild Rose, Honeysuckle, Pine, Sweet Chestnut, White Chestnut, Red Chestnut
Every essence is said to have unique properties, most Bach flower therapy experts rely on their intuition to choose the right essence combination for a particular physical or mental ailment. This however, does not mean that one doesn’t need to be aware of the basic descriptions of essences. In fact just like every other alternative healing therapy, a Bach flower therapy expert uses both his/her intuitive guidance as well as knowledge of flower essences to prescribe the best remedy. Bach flower essences can be ingested, added to one’s bath water or can be used in the form of lotions or oils.
Though the therapy is considered side effect free and safe, it shouldn’t be used as a replacement of conventional medicine and as always we recommend you discussing your decision of adding Bach Flower Essences to your healing regime with your primary care physician. It is well known that Bach flower therapy can be used to accelerate the healing process by complimenting it with conventional medical treatment. The therapy can also be easily combined with alternative healing techniques like Reiki, hypnosis, herbal medicine, etc. The subtle support my clients feel when including flower essence in their wellness journey is a sense of peace and more in balance. It's one of the main reason I personally use them and encourage my clients to consider this support when moving through a challenge or transition in their business or personal lives.