Bach Flowers for Crisis Care : Remedies for Emotional and Psychological Well-Being

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  • Copyright: 2009-10-09
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The fast-paced tempo of modern life has eroded many of the traditional sup- port systems used by our ancestors for aid in a crisis. Individuals are often left feeling powerless in such highly stressful situations as divorce, generation-gap issues, losing one's job, and the death of a loved one. In Bach Flowers for Crisis Care, Mechthild Scheffer examines 50 common life crises and how the 38 individual Bach Flower Remedies plus Rescue Remedy can be used to turn these situations into opportunities for growth.

Author Biography

Mechthild Scheffer has been active in the field of Bach Flower Therapy since 1978. She introduced Bach’s work into German-speaking countries in 1981 with her first book and has represented the English Bach Centre in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. She is the founder of the Institutes for Bach Flower Therapy Research and Education in Hamburg, Vienna, and Zurich and is the author of many of the most authoritative books on the subject, including The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy. She lives in Hamburg, Germany.

Table of Contents

The Amazing Effectiveness of Bach Flowers for Crisis Carep. 1
How to Use This Bookp. 15
Crisis Situations and Bach Flower Reactions: 50 Sample Cases
Family and Children
My baby wants to be breast-fed ail night long. I can't stand it anymore!p. 20
My daughter won't eat.p. 22
My child always wants to be the center of attention. Nobody wants to invite us over anymore.p. 24
My daughter (age 4) is in kindergarten. The separation is difficult for both of us.p. 26
Since my divorce, I have made sure my child (age 6) has everything he could possibly need. Am I neglecting myself?p. 28
Switching schools: yes or no?p. 30
As a single mother, I'm totally overextended.p. 32
My son (age 14) does nothing but sit at the computer.p. 34
Am I a good enough mother for my blended family?p. 36
My family is taking advantage of me.p. 38
Lena (age 14): No one understands me or my world.p. 40
Judith (age 37): I no longer understand my fourteen-year-old daughter's world.p. 42
My son (age 19) doesn't want to live at home anymore.p. 44
I have become unexpectedly pregnant in the middle of college. What should I do?p. 46
Partnership and Relationship
I always fall in love with the wrong man.p. 48
It's difficult for me to commit myself to a relationship.p. 50
Does my husband belong to his extended family, or to me?p. 52
My husband wants more sex than I do.p. 54
I have too low a priority in our relationship.p. 56
Should I confess my infidelity?p. 58
I can't stand being in a long-distance relationship anymore.p. 60
I found out that my husband cheated on me.p. 62
My husband always accuses me of wasting money.p. 64
My husband is like an overgrown kid.p. 66
Should I take my husband back?p. 68
My wife has suddenly filed for divorce. Why?p. 70
We've gotten tired of each other, but I'm scared of the separation.p. 72
Thirty-something and single: When I don't have anything going on over the weekend, I feel emotionally lost.p. 74
My friend sees me as nothing but a psychic dumping groundp. 76
I've moved my bedridden mother in with me.p. 78
Career and Professional Life
Help, I'm in the wrong job!p. 80
I'm scared of public speaking,p. 82
I always take on more responsibilities than I can comfortably handle.p. 84
I've suddenly been promoted to management, but I'm not Equal to the rolep. 86
I feel as if I'm being attacked.p. 88
I feel burned out.p. 90
I've lost my job, and I have massive fear and anxiety.p. 92
I'm upset about getting older.p. 94
I'm having trouble adjusting to my husband's retirement.p. 96
Now that I'm retired, I feel useless and frustrated.p. 98
I feel exploited in my role as a grandmother.p. 100
The idea of having to move into a senior home makes me panic.p. 102
Other Crises
My nineteen-year-old son died suddenly.p. 104
Since my accident, I can't sleep anymore.p. 106
As a foreigner, I keep going back and forth on whether I should stay in the United States.p. 108
I'm upset that I'm so disorganized,p. 110
Help, I can't control my weight!p. 112
My horse broke his leg. Do f have to have him put to sleep?p. 114
I have to give away my beloved dog. I can't bear it.p. 116
My dog rules this house.p. 118
The Practical Application of Bach Flower Therapy
The Reaction Clusters
Elements for Individual Bach Flower Combinations according to Mechthild Schefferp. 122
Selecting Your Personalized Bach Flower Crisis Combinationp. 122
Determining When Rescue Remedy Is Needed as a First Stepp. 124
Reaction Cluster Pool Questionnairep. 125
How to Prepare Bach Flower Combinationsp. 152
The Bach Flower Remediesp. 152
Dosage and Applicationp. 152
Number of Flowers, and How to Combine Themp. 153
Basic Principles of Flower Selectionp. 154
Duration of Therapyp. 155
Initial Reactionsp. 155
The Empowering Statementsp. 156
The 38 Individual Bach Flower Remedies Plus Rescue Remedy
Agrimony: The Honesty Flowerp. 162
Aspen: The Psychic Flowerp. 164
Beech: The Tolerance Flowerp. 166
Centaury: The Service Flowerp. 168
Cerato: The Intuition Flowerp. 170
Cherry Plum: The Openness Flowerp. 172
Chestnut Bud: The Learning Flowerp. 174
Chicory: The Relationship Flowerp. 176
Clematis: The Reality Flowerp. 178
Crab Apple: The Cleansing Flowerp. 180
Elm: The Responsibility Flowerp. 182
Gentian: The Belief Flowerp. 184
Gorse: The Hope Flowerp. 186
Heather: The Identity Flowerp. 188
Holly: The Heart-Opening Flowerp. 190
Honeysuckle: The Past Flowerp. 192
Hornbeam: The Vitality Flowerp. 194
Impatiens: The Time Flowerp. 196
Larch; The Self-confidence Flowerp. 198
Mimulus: The Courage Flowerp. 200
Mustard: The Light Flowerp. 202
Oak: The Endurance Flowerp. 204
Olive: The Regeneration Flowerp. 206
Pine: The Self-acceptance Flowerp. 208
Red Chestnut: The Cutting-free Flowerp. 210
Rock Rose: The Liberation Flowerp. 212
Rock Water: The Flexibility Flowerp. 214
Scleranthus; The Balance Flowerp. 216
Star of Bethlehem: The Comfort Flowerp. 218
Sweet Chestnut: The Salvation Flowerp. 220
Vervain: The Enthusiasm Flowerp. 222
Vine: The Authority Flowerp. 224
Walnut: The Manifestation Flowerp. 226
Water Violet: The Communication Flowerp. 228
White Chestnut: The Thought Flowerp. 230
Wild Oat: The Vocational Calling Flowerp. 232
Wild Rose: The Zest for Life Flowerp. 234
Wiliow: The Destiny Flowerp. 236
Rescue Remedy: The Emergency Remedyp. 238
A Note for Practitionersp. 241
About the Authorp. 244
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