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  • Kristina Parker

Flower essences during lockdown

Over the years I’ve used Bach flower remedies for personal use and for the family. I often send home patients with a bottle to help support their emotions in between our sessions.

What I find to be the best part of working with Bach is that they are so easily accessible and can be found on the high street in health food shops and online retailers.

There are 38 different flower and plant remedies to work with and they are intended to be combined. You can combine up to 7 essences however my personal preference is to use a maximum of 4.

I love working with Bach flowers because of their simplicity; the same 38 remedies that were selected by Dr. Bach himself remain the same today.

‘It is true, times have changed, but emotions remain the same from one generation to the next. In Dr. Bach’s day people might have worried about different problems than those that concern us today, but fear is fear, worry is worry, whatever, whenever and wherever its focus.’

The tinctures are also produced in a simple manner; steeped in water under sunlight.

As Dr. Bach said:

“I want to make it as simple as this: I am hungry, I will go and pull a lettuce from the garden for my tea; I am frightened and ill, I will take a dose of Mimulus.”

It really is as simple as that.

What he has provided us with is the opportunity to take responsibility of our own health, the ethos of my personal spiritual practice and teachings.

So below are some simple recommendations to help support you through this time of intense fear, isolation, change and family dynamics.

· Fear of the unknown: Aspen

· Specific fears and phobias: Mimulus

· Panic attacks, nightmares: Rock rose

· Over thinking and worry: Red chestnut

· Guilt: Pine

· Why me? Felling like a victim: Willow

· Withdrawn: Clematis

· Jealousy (good essence for siblings): Holly and Heather

· Self loathing: Crab apple

· Discouraged and negative: Elm

· Procrastination: Wild rose

· Deep sadness: Sweet chestnut

· Shock – deep state of grief: Star of Bethlehem

· Loss-yearning for the loss of someone/something: Honeysuckle

· Low in confidence: Cerato

The above list is a selection of just some of the essences of which I feel will be of good use at this time. There is an abundance of information on the web and plenty of books on available.

Personally I prefer to take my drops under the tongue at regular intervals whereas others prefer to pop them into glasses of water.

If you would like further information and/or for me to put a remedy together for you then please get in touch.

Stay home and stay safe,


Kristina x

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