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Flower essence therapy is naturally, readily and effortlessly kid-friendly ... and effective, to boot!  Intrigued by the idea that flowers can heal, children take to flower medicine like dark takes to night. Their innocent intrigue with this treatment allows amazing results …

following are examples of situations in which children greatly benefit by working with single flowers…many of these instances, left unaddressed, are early steps to adulthood therapy- 

for a child flowers can resolve many of these issues which, if left to foster, feed misbegotten emotions - flowers quietly assist kids to address these difficulties before their emotions get all tangled up 

Dr. Bach grouped the 38 flowers into these 7 emotional categories:


agrimony

 IS YOUR CHILD/TEEN 
OVERSENSITIVE TO INFLUENCES AND IDEAS?                

CENTAURY ….. for the ‘pleaser’ the compulsively good child, may be the peacemaker in dysfunctional situations, neglects his/her own needs/feelings

HOLLY ….. sibling rivalry and jealousy; feeling that there is not enough love to go around;  a helpful remedy when introducing a new baby into the family

WALNUT….. for sensitive children facing big change; to fortify sense of self 

AGRIMONY ….. the class clown to mask anxiety; often there is a component  of emotional trauma


Bach Flower Drawings by Jenny Taranto

DOES YOUR CHILD/TEEN HAVE 

NOT ENOUGH INTEREST IN  THE PRESENT?
 
CHESTNUT BUD ….. difficulty learning from experiences – often needs to repeat learning  -  lags behind others

CLEMATIS ….. for the day dreamer whose attention is always elsewhere

WHITE CHESTNUT ….. insomnia, when the mind is full of concerns from the day

WILD ROSE ….. listlessness or apathy, especially after a lingering illness

HONEYSUCKLE ….. for the child over-attached to the past; suitable for children with PTSD

OLIVE
 ….. the over-exhausted over-extended child with no reserves of strength or energy

MUSTARD.....for the child who is suddenly gloomy for unknown reasons
water violet
star of bethlehem

 IS YOUR CHILD/TEEN 
OVER-CONCERNED FOR WELFARE OF OTHERS?

CHICORY ….. emotional neediness, creating temper tantrums’; demanding excessive attention, usually by negative behaviour, clinging tendency, whining

BEECH ….. conflict with siblings and peers; intolerant and judgemental attitude

VINE ….. strong-willed, domineering children, the ‘bully’

VERVAIN ….. high-strung, mind runs ahead of events; Hyper active

ROCK WATER ….. for the rigid child who’s too strict and sets too-high standards for him/herself with the intention of leading by example

 DOES YOUR CHILD/TEEN SUFFER WITH 
DESPONDENCY/DESPAIR?

CRAB APPLE…..for children who do not like to get dirty; difficulty accepting self-image; can be obsessive about cleanliness

ELM….. for the child who takes on adult responsibilities in a dysfunctional living situation ….. or who feels overwhelmed, overscheduled

STAR OF BETHLEHEM ….. deep shock or trauma such as divorce, death of a family member/pet, accident, severe illness…

LARCH 
….. self-confidence and free-flowing spontaneity in creative expression and speech;  overcoming the fear of ridicule by others

PINE ….. for the child who experiences guilt and self-blame   even for conditions obviously not his responsibility

SWEET CHESTNUT ….. another remedy for adolescent/teens who feel inner destruction, desolation, doom - these kids are drawn to the Goth style

WILLOW ….. self-obsessed with a ‘why me?’ attitude that strangely comforts; resentful, self-pity, bitterness

OAK ….. for the child who’s exhausted but struggles on with honour

mustard
elm

 DOES YOUR CHILD/TEEN FEEL AN INORDINATE AMOUNT OF UNCERTAINTY?

HORNBEAM ….. dreads and fusses about returning to school, 
             doing homework, daily chores, etc.

CERATO ….. easily swayed to fulfill desires of others; indecisive; self-doubting

SCLERANTHUS ….. for children who suffer indecision especially when faced with two choices; often used for motion sickness

GENTIAN ….. for the child who gives up easily at any setback or hurdle;

GORSE ….. a must for confused teens grappling the value of life vs. death – these kids are drawn to Goth style

WILD OAT ….. helpful for the adolescent resisting maturity
and responsibility

 

LONELINESS affects everyone at one time or another.  

DOES YOUR CHILD/TEEN SEEM LONELIER THAN IS USUAL?

IMPATIENS ….. to help overly hasty, impulsive or restless children, who can become easily frustrated, impatient, and irritable.

WATER VIOLET ….. for children who appear proud and anti-social because they generally prefer to watch rather than to participate in life

HEATHER ….. self-obsessed, talkative child who doesn’t listen and dislikes being alone
chicory
red chestnut

 

FEAR too visits all of us, but IS YOUR CHILD/TEEN  
OVERLY-SUSCEPTIBLE 
TO FEAR AND ANXIETY?

MIMULUS ….. timidity, shyness; everyday fears such as fear of the dark; separation anxiety

ROCK ROSE ….. terrifying nightmares and deep set fears, often paralyzing

ASPEN ….. fear of the unknown, nightmares

CHERRY PLUM ….. uncontrolled emotions such as angry outbursts or constant crying,  want to hurt self or others 

RED CHESTNUT ….. feels fear or great concern for the safety of those they love - 

 

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