Bach Flowers To The Rescue For Holiday Stress
by Kathy Arnos
The holidays are once again upon us and a mad rush to commercialism is actively happening around the world. Schedules are thrown off, traveling, excitement, expectations … it’s enough to drive even the best of super-moms and moms-to-be to the edge! STOP, wait, take a breath … Bach Flowers to the Rescue!
As festive and heart warming as the holiday season is it can also be a time of overwhelming stress. Most parents are so busy taking care of everyone else’s needs that often their needs are overlooked. That’s when Bach flowers can really be of help and bring back some balance and serenity.
Founded by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930’s, the Bach flower remedies are made from flowers’ blossoms, buds, clipping’s of wild bushes, plants and trees. The blossoms are harvested when they are found in peak form, and their essences are extracted and preserved in pure water and brandy. They are harmless and non-addictive; they have no side effects and will not interfere with other forms of alternative or traditional medicine. Dr. Bach found that these gifts of nature hold a vibration that can neutralize a negative emotion, once again restoring a sense of balance mentally, physically and spiritually.
One of my favorite of the flowers is the infamous Rescue Remedy – a combination of five different flowers, Cherry Plum: for feeling out of control of your body or emotions; Impatiens: for restoring patience to a challenging situation; Rock Rose: for panicky fear; Clematis: for balance and focus; and Star of Bethlehem: for sadness, disappointment and/or grief. I carry this remedy in my purse at all times. Some other important remedies to have on hand for the stress of the holidays include, Elm: for being overwhelmed; White Chestnut: for persistent unwanted thoughts and Crab Apple: to help neutralize the behavioral effects of food sensitivities.
Kathy Arnos is the author of “Bach Flowers For Children – Raising Emotionally Children Without Drugs” (can be referenced for all ages and animals) and “The Complete Teething Guide – From Birth To Adolescence”. She also produces the Whole Children, Whole Planet Expo and is the editor of Eco Family News.
For more info about her books visit: www.SpiritDancePublishing.com
Although the Bach flower remedies offered in this blog are considered safe, it is impossible to predict any one person’s individual response to their use. This blog is not intended to take the place of seeking professional medical attention when necessary. If you are pregnant or nursing please consult a qualified health care practitioner before use. PAM and the writer disclaim all responsibility for any effects that may occur from the use of Bach Flower remedies in context to this blog.