Bach Blog Overcoming SAD

Feeling SAD?  Would you like some help?

It’s mid October, so I suppose we can expect changes in the weather.  But somehow its always a shock.  If you’re in the Southern Hemispher, you heading into summer – but I know that more than one of my friends ‘down there’ suffer from the SAD syndrome.  So this blog is worth remembering for when you head into winter.

Up here, in the Northern Hemisphere, the nights are drawing in, and today its raining and cold. There are two members of my family that really suffer from the lack of natural light – both absoluotely hate being  cold!

SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is a ‘real’ thing.  People seem to ‘wilt’ for the lack of light during overcast and heavy days, dark evenings, along with the intense cold and biting wind certainly wears you down.

The shorter days and darker evenings of winter seem to bring persistent low moods that you can’t shake it off.  Does this happened to you?  If you have lost interest in your work and your normal life and every evening do you find yourself scurrying home and firmly closing the door behind you, wishing you could close out winter too, then the Bach Flower Remedies can certainly help you deal with autumn and winter.

The Darkness

The darkness of winter seems to close in and leeches any self-worth you have and sapping your confidence. You have so much good in your life, you should be happy and yet the wretched SAD feelings breed feelings of sadness and guilt and weigh heavily on you.

Although we can cope with these feelings if they pass quickly, but when they build up over the winter months, they seem to go deep.  And what happens when our feelings aren’t recognised and healed, they get pushed down, suppressed, depressed deep down and that’s where they fester turn into despair.

Larch and Pine are inseparable companions.  They go so well together. Larch is for lack of confidence and Pine for feeling you’ve done something wrong or the feeling that you should have done better.Mustard is one of the most common remedies taken for despair.

These are suggestions that could help you.  You really do need to chose and use the remedies that suit you best.

Need a little help deciding which remedy is right for you …

Lack of Energy

Living each day with your body tense against the cold,  wind, rain or snow, saps your energy – and no amount of chocolate seems to help!  SAD brings lethargy and despair and you feel as if you want to  sleep half the day.   And talking of sleep you didn’t really feel like getting up this morning, did you?  The thought of a Duvet-Day is alluring.

You’re weary of cold grey days. Motivation is a thing of the past and you become resigned to your situation so don’t even try to pull yourself out of it.  

Olive the remedy for prolong fatigueHornbeam is for the Monday Morning feeling.Wild Rose is for the feelings apathy and resignation.

Bach Flower Remedies

I’ve mentioned 8 remedies that could help you that can help SAD, but I’m only giving you suggestions.  Ideally you should read up on these remedies and see which ones suit you the best.

You can choose and mix up 6 remedies together.  I know some like to mix more. But Bach suggested six and I work on the principle that he knew best!  (I’m very much a “Pure-Bach-Lady”).

Bach Flower Therapy is a natural and simple way you can manage the stress of life and heal all the horrible feelings that accompanies stress Click here if you’d like to know more about the Bach Flower Remedies

Over to you

I hope you found the blog helpful.  As always,  I love hearing from you, so please leave your comments in the Comments box below.  I look forward to hearing from you.


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  • Kelly Albers says:

    Thanks Rose I will keep these handy for when winter hits here in Australia as we are about to go into Autumn

    • Rose Todd says:

      Hello Kelly. Thank you for leaving a comment. I appreciate that about half of my readers are in the southern hemisphere! It’s the lack of light, and as well as being feed-up with the cold that brings on SAD. And I’m not sure that even in the south of Australia, you’ll be affected by the lack of light in winter?
      However, it does give you some ideas of what to do if someone comes with depression. 🙂
      Enjoy your studies and of course, enjoy using the remedies. and remember, I’m here to help, so get in touch if you’d like to. Rose

  • Uzma says:

    Thanks a lot for this article. I have been dealing with these emotions and I did not have any idea why. I thought I am missing my past good times that I spend with my mom who is in heaven now. Your article has given me strength and positive energy. I am a huge fan of Bach remedies. I have been using them for last three years. My herbalist suggested me when I was dealing with grief due to my mom passed away. Thanks again for telling which one is the best at this time of the year.

    • Rose Todd says:

      Hello Uzma. Thank you for leaving a comment on the SAD blog. Sorry for the delay in replying.
      bI’m glad the blog was able to help you understand why you’re feelingstake a big dip during winter.
      Grief is a ‘difficult’ feeling to deal with, as there are so many different aspects to Grief.
      And we all suffer in different ways. But we should be able to begin to see our way through the depth of greienf within the first year or so. If you can’t see you’re way through, the the Bach Remedies can certainly help you with the loss of our dear Mum.
      I too love the Bach Flower Remedies. They’ve been my constant companions for the last 40 years or so. So keep on using them when yu feel you need a little more emotional help. 🙂
      Take care. Rose

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