Mental Awareness Week with Bach Flower Remedies
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.
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.
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.