Mental Awareness Week with Bach Flower Remedies

Mental Awareness Week     

We seem to have struggled through Covid and living in isolation but it certainly has taken its toll in many different ways.  The anxiety of catching the dreaded Covid, the ravages of grief and the anxiety of what the future will hold are now with us.  

This week is Mental Health Awarness Week.  When we hear the words Mental Health we’re inclined to think of depression.  The way I see it is, that ‘depression’ is the result of some very deep feelings that have stayed with us longer than we realise.

Bach Flower Remedies heal and soothe our painful feelings and, as I’m sure you know, we’re all different and we react to experiences in different ways.  So it might be that two people with seemingly similar ‘depressions’ might need different remedies to bring about a healing.  

So I’ve put together a few suggestions for Bach Flower Remedies that could perhaps help you out of the mist and on the road to recovery.

First, I’ve decided to focus on fears, anxieties and the desperate feelings of loneliness and isolation.  I think this is the major feeling that eats away at us, nibbling away an any self-confidence we have until we come to believe that we can’ cope with life at all.  

And secondly, if you, or someone you know, suffers from despair and depression there’s a link at the bottom of the blog that will take you to another blog to help you.  

Fears and Anxieties

Is there a difference between fear and anxiety?
Yes there is!
We all suffer from anxiety more often than we realise.

Here’s an analogy for you.  Imagine red hot molten lava churning beneath the earth’s surface.  It’s always there, swirling and churning.  This is like our anxiety 

Then something happens and the lava changes and becomes a boiling cauldron and it seeks a weak point in the earth.

Then with a rumbling, as if the mountain is throwing a tantrum, the molten lava shoots high up into the air and is flung far and near, and it tumbles and pours down the mountainside.  This is how our anxiety turns into fears and painic.

So the difference between anxiety and fear is intensity of your feelings.

If you find it confusing to select the best remedy to help you,. these Bach Flower Guides below will help you.

Bach Flower Remedy Guides

There are three remedies featured today to help heal anxiety and apprehension and one for what Bach called “urgent fear” – Rock Rose is for what we’d call panic.  Rock Rose  is in Rescue Remedy.  So if you don’t have an Rock Rose, but have Rescue Remedy, you can take that.  It’ll help you.


The Aspen state is a little tricky to identify.  Aspen is for vague fears: unexplained unknown fears.  These fears seem to come from beyond our world.  We have a sense of doom and gloom for no apparent reason. These groundless fears can come day or night, and a creeping sense of fear washes over you.  Its an excellent remedy for horrific/monster type nightmares and will calm you and children very quickly.   If you need Aspen, you wont talk about your fears, because they are so vague that you can’t identify them.
Aspen will ease these fears and allow you to live in the world.

Mimulus – anxious about most things in life

If you know what you’re afraid of Mimulus is for you.  If you need Mimulus you’ll be afraid of things like spiders, escalators, flying, and also you’ll be anxious about catching diseases like COVID or other illness.  If you know what you’re afraid of, then Mimulus will do good work for you. Mimulus people are anxious about many things in their life.

But you may not recognise you need Mimulus, but you could recognise it in others.  Mimulus people are gentle people who quietly get on with life.  They don’t talk about their anxieties. they keep them to themselves. They push them down and sometimes end up with stomach ache.  It’s particularly noticeable in children.  A young child will develop ‘tummy ache’ the night before a test at school, or when they’re going into a new class, but they wont identify it as anxiety.  If you have these anxieties, or your loved one does, then Mimulus will help you.

Rock Rose – the ‘volcano’ remedy

In an emergency situation, when your anxieties seem to get out of control you’ll be able to feel them, physically and emotionally. You might feel fear in the base of your belly, anxiety churning around in your stomach and your chest will proabbly feek tight and breathing could be difficult.

In a crisis or tragedy, raw naked fear strikes and you become nailed to the floor, unable to move.  Rock Rose heals the fear and allows you to deal with the situation that’s distressing you, with courage.  (Remember Rock Rose is in Rescue, so if you have it, you can take that instead).

Heather – the depths of isolation

Those in the Heather state are extremely anxious and feel lonely so love to talk to others.
However, if their anxiety increase to the point where then can no longer cope, they go into deep isolation,  They feel estranged and isolated from the world.   Heather will lift these feelings of isolation and help to heal their intense anxiety of being alone.

If you or someone you know, suffers from despair and depression, click the link to find Bach Flower Remedies to help.

Mental health has been brought very much to the fore since Princes William and Harry admitted having difficulty dealing with their mother’s death.  And now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are championing the importance of Mental Health for happy and productive lives.

I believe that feeling good is the most important thing in our lives and if you don’t feel good, then there is a really simple way of healing your feelings.  Click here to find out how you can study the Bach Flower Remedies so you can manage your own and your family’s emotions.

Over to you.  This is a long blog today because its such an important subject, so please leave your thoughts and comments in the Comment Box below.  As always, I love to hear from you.  Take care.  Rose.

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  • Sylvia Harroch says:

    Thank you for all this info, its very much appreciated . I use these flowers and they have saved me many times from horrible situations of deep anxiety turning into vertigo. Problem is when it happens in the middle of the night, it is so insidious. You have a very good way of explaining these remedies.

    • Rose Todd says:

      Hello Sylvia. Thank you for writing and for your kind words. I understand completely about the Bach Flowers ‘saving’ you. The remedies have been my constant companions for over 35 years. And I can honestly say, that without them, I would be a very different person without them.
      Some symptoms are tricky and insidious. So it seems that whatever is ‘triggering’ your vertigo is still ‘alive and well’! Can I suggest you go back to the time when this problem started, and take the remedies you would have needed then.? Heal the cause – no matter when – and that will cure the feelings. I hope you feel better soon. Rose.

  • Matilde Machiavello says:

    Awesome!!! Thanks a million for sharing your expertise. 🙂

    • Rose Todd says:

      Thank you Matilde. It’s a pleasure. I hope you found something useful to help you through these troubled times. Love Rose

  • Pauleen Rachelle says:

    Dear Rose. Thankyou for sharing your knowledge. I am a medium and healer and you can imagine the nightmare of dealing with all the fear flying about. The constant chatter of others psychic debris and thoughts is very distressing. Especially at night. I long to be not affected by it and have my mind to myself. Life has been very painful because of personal emotional issues so having to deal with this on two fronts. I thought of aspen but also white chestnut and perhaps rock Rose. I would be very grateful for your advice. Love and blessings 🙏 pauleen

    • Rose Todd says:

      Hello Pauleen. Thank you for your message. I can only imagine the ‘debris’ that is flying about in our energies at this time! The Bach Flowers can certainly help you.
      Apsen is for ‘unknown’ fears’. You know what is happening, and I don’t think that is Aspen will help you. But you can try if you like.
      Rock Rose is for feelings of panic – you could need that.
      But what I think you do need is Cherry Plum. Cherry Plum is for when we feel as if we;ve ‘lost control’ of our minds. To put it another way, it is as if the filters between the conscious and unconscious mind are no longer working properly. I suggest you take Cherry Plum and get the filters working again. (Cherry Plum is in Rescue Remedy). And you can take White Chestnut too. That’ll help you sleep,
      I’m sure the remedies will help you. Take care. Rose.

      • Pauleen Rachelle says:

        Dear Rose thankyou very much for taking the time to help . I never considered the cherry plum but I can see what you mean. So easy to help others not so easy to help ourselves. Bless you love and blessings 🙏 ❤ Pauleen x

        • Rose Todd says:

          Hello Pauleen. I’m sure Cherry Plum will do good work.
          The channelled spiritual teaching I follow say “a fish doesn’t know it lives it water”.
          We just accept things around us as they are without questioning them. It is very difficult to identify how we feel, and see which remedies we need.
          The Elm state always creeps up on me. Sometimes I’m in the Elm state for weeks before I realise it! 🙂
          I’m sure the remedies will do good work.
          Keep up yoru good work; Rose

          • Pauleen Rachelle says:

            Hi Rose thankyou.i too need elm frequently as the desire to give and give is my desire to do as much good as I can before its time to go home to spirit. I realise I am no good to anyone if I am exhausted myself and personally life for us personally isn’t always easy. Your doing such a good job and total respect. and blessings 🙏 pauleenxx

          • Rose Todd says:

            Dear Pauleen. Thank you for your very kind words. I appreciate them.
            Helping to contribute to ‘the new world’ isn’t easy. And we knew it would be a rocky road before we voluteered. So long as we can say ‘I did my best”, then I think we’ve done a good job.
            Hang in there. The remedies work wonders. love Rose

  • Pratima Panjuani says:

    So very well explained in simple way that anyone can understand it.
    Thank you
    God&Goddess bless you with lots of happiness….

    • Rose Todd says:

      Hello Pratima. Thank you for your kind words, and your blessing.
      Im glad you found the blog helpful. Warm wises. Rose’

  • Sandhya Paul says:

    Thank you, Rose for sharing this knowledge. Its very helpful.

    • Rose Todd says:

      Hello Sandhya. Thank you for leaving your message,It’s a pleasure. I’m glad you found something to help in the blog. Take care. Rose

  • Erica says:

    Very helpful thank you

    • Rose Todd says:

      Thank you Erica. Glad you found it helpful. Take care. Rose

  • Shilpa Raheja says:

    Very insightful as always. And I love the fact that you make the time and take the effort to go into details and description of the remedies. Thank you for you guidance and inputs. They mean a lot ❤️

    • Rose Todd says:

      Hello Shilpa. Thank you for your kind words. I do appreciate them. I love the Bach Flowers (as you know) and I feel that when we understand about the remedy, it’s easier to recognise and identify our feelings. I’m glad you enjoy the blogs. And I’m glad you enjhoy using the remedies.. Rose

      • Shilpa Raheja says:

        Yes indeed . Thank you so much. These have especially helped even more and kept us afloat during the pandemic.

        • Rose Todd says:

          Hi Shilpa.Thank you for leaving a commnet.
          I know that the remedies have kept many a family and hundreds of people ‘afloat’ during the paqndemic.
          Glad they helped you and your family too.
          Keep well. Take care. Rose

  • Krishna says:

    thank you Rose love your analogy
    so visual
    can understand better now these feelings
    rock rose wow

    • Rose Todd says:

      Hi Krishna. It’s a pleasure. Glad the blog was helpful.
      Keep well Rose

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