What is the origin?
Bach flower remedies were developed in the 1930s by Dr. Edward Bach, a physician and homoeopath who believed that the key to overall health was to care for the mind as well as the body. He spent all his life exploring the use of flowers and plants as a means of promoting emotional wellbeing. He identified a total of 38 natural remedies, each one derived from a different wildflower, plant or tree, and each corresponding to a different emotional state.
What is the concept?
Bach flower remedies work on the concept that the body and mind are one; when we work on one part, we positively affect the other. Through Bach flower remedies, anyone can balance their emotions and fulfil their potential in a completely natural way.
What are its constituents?
Bach flower remedies, inspired by the principals of homoeopathy, are infusions made from select flowers grown in the European countryside. There are 38 flowers in the remedy system and every flower has a different therapeutic quality, completely natural.
How do these remedies work?
The action of the flower remedies is energetic and not biochemical. Unlike pharmaceuticals, which usually suppress symptoms, flower remedies work by the principle of resonance in the subtle body where imbalance begins. The plants used in the system have a unique vibrational energy pattern. Sometimes flower remedies work immediately, and sometimes you will begin to feel the effects unfold over days or weeks, and layer by layer.
Do they have any side effects?
Since the remedies are prepared from flowers, they are natural and very safe. They can be used by anyone, including children as well as pregnant women. These remedies can complement any healing modality. True flower remedies have no fragrance, dye, or any flavour in them to cause any negative reactions, or for them to interfere with other medicines being consumed. All pure flower remedies are neutral in nature and subtle in effect. The flower extracts are thus natural and harmless. Just like music, you may feel good or may not be impressed by it, but listening to it doesn’t cause any harm in any way.
What is the process?
After a comprehensive private consultation and discussion with Suchitra (Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner), a personalised composite blend is uniquely created which is very specific to the client. The discussion between Suchitra and the client is strictly confidential adhering to the norm of practitioners registered with the Bach Centre, U.K., who need to work within specified code of conduct. The drops from the composite are to be taken under the tongue or in any liquid, a minimum of 4 times daily and can last up to two to three weeks. Post this a follow-up consultation may be required as needed.
What are the areas where these remedies are useful?
Bach Flower Remedies can be used for:
- Exam Stress
- Fear and Anxiety
- Stressed work environment
- Incompatible relationship
- Frustration and Loneliness
- Low Self Esteem
- Social-Emotional Issues
For whom are these remedies recommended?
Bach flower remedies are highly recommended for those who are currently facing issues that are emotionally active and causing physical distress. Seldom people are aware that stored emotions cause a lot of physical problems. They need to be balanced out in the right way. People who are feeling disturbed, worried, sleepless, and stressed due to situations or happenings in their life like stressed work environment, incompatible relationships, the health situation of a loved one, the stress of personal health issues, transitional phases of life (settling in new school/college/job, newly married, post-pregnancy, career break, menopause, etc.) and such overwhelming and turmoiling scenarios can use Bach flower remedies to break free and lead a positive life. Both men and women can take advantage of these natural healing essences to conquer life struggles.
What to expect?
A changed attitude! Flower remedies aid in uncovering the potential and personality of the person undergoing the process.
The key shift occurs as the remedies work and changes start surfacing as the person –
- starts to feel calm and happy in mind
- is in more control of emotions
- builds confidence and creativity
- is able to let go of the feelings of fear and anxiety
- is able to connect better within relationships
- begins to have more and more clarity and focus
Who is a professional Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner?
Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner (BFRP) are professionally-trained people who share the belief of simplicity and self-help. BFRPs are a part of the Bach Centre team, and have made the same personal commitment to Dr Bach’s vision as the team based at Mount Vernon, and comply with code of practice.
There are four stages to becoming a BFRP:
- Complete a Level 1 course to learn the core elements of the system
- Complete a Level 2 course to fine-tune your knowledge
- Complete a Level 3 course to develop the skills needed to run classic Bach consultations
- Apply for registration by accepting and agreeing to work under our Code of Practice
The essences were developed more than 80 years ago by Dr. Edward Bach, a noted physician and homeopath, who believed that the key to good health was by emotional harmony. By 1936 he identified 38 flower essences, each one derived from a different wild flower, plant or tree, and each corresponding to a specific emotion. Dr. Bach categorised the 38 essences in seven groupings. They are based on emotions. We have modernised the names to help make it easier to understand and choose.