Mental Awareness Week with Bach Flower Remedies
We’ve been living through some very difficult tines and it has been hard on so many people one way or another. You’ve probably had to deal with more stress in the last months than you”ve had in the last years.
So I’ve put together a few suggestions for Bach Flower Remedies that could perhaps help you.
First, I’ve decided to focus on fears and anxieties.
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.
Is there a difference between fear and anxiety?
Yes there is!
We all suffer from anxiety more often than we realise.
I’m going to use an analogy. Imagine red hot molten lava churning beneath the earth’s surface. It’s always there, swirling and churning.
Then something happens and the lava changes and becomes a boiling cauldron. It seems 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.
The lava beneath the surface is like our anxieties. They’re always there, and to some degree, they always will be, because uncertainty is a major part of life, and some of us deal with uncertainty better than others.
When a crisis strikes and your anxiety becomes so intense that it can’t be contained any more, it explodes (like the volcano) into intense fear and panic.
So what’s the difference between anxiety and fear? It’s a matter of the intensity of your feelin
If you find it confusing to select the best remedy to help you,. these Bach Flower Guides below will help you.
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.
The Aspen state is a little tricky to identify. Aspen is for vague fears: unexplained unknown fears. That seem to come from beyond our world: 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 – afraid of life
This remedy is one of the most commonly bought remedies in the UK. It’s for known fears. In the Mimulus state you’ll be afraid of spiders, escalators, flying, health, getting a terminal disease, leaving the house. If you know what you’re afraid of, then Mimulus will do good work for you. Mimulus people are afraid of life.
But you’ll not know that someone is in a Mimulus state. They’re 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 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.
Red Chestnut – anxiety for loved ones
Particularly at this time of the pandemic, this will be a familiar anxiety for us all – being anxious about our loved ones. Perhaps one of your loved ones is sick or ill. Maybe your partner is involved with health care and is working long hard hours. Perhaps your child has to travel on public transport – and the threat of the virus is ever present in your mind.
Red Chestnut will ease your anxiety and you’ll no longer be overly anxious about your loved ones.
Rock Rose – the ‘volcano’ remedy
In an emergency situation, when your anxieties are escalating, you’ll be able to feel them, physically and emotionally. You can feel fear in the base of your belly and anxiety churning around in your stomach.
In a crisis or tragedy raw, naked fear strikes and you become nailed to the stop, unable to move. Rock Rose heals the fear and allows you to deal with the situation that’s distressing you, with courage.
If you take Rescue Remedy regularly to help with your anxiety, its probably Rock Rose that’s doing the good work.
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.