Flower Essence Healing in Kendal & Carlisle, Cumbria and Clitheroe, Lancashire with Liz McWatt
The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.
What is mind-body healing?
Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus
Mind-body healing draws on the power of thoughts and emotions to affect physical health & well-being. This is not a new concept; it has been part of ancient indigenous healing practices such as Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine for thousands of years.
Psychoneuroimmunology is a relatively recent field of scientific study which researches the influence of the thoughts and emotions on the functioning of the immune system and the health of the body. Interest in the relationship between emotions and health in modern day medicine began in the 1960’s after a psychiatrist called George Solomon saw that rheumatoid arthritis worsened when people were depressed and this led him to investigate the impact of emotions on inflammation and immune function in general.
We've all heard or used expressions like these: "He has a broken heart" or "I knew it in my gut" or "It gets on my nerves." If you’ve felt butterflies in your stomach when you were anxious, or felt love in your heart area, then you've experienced the mind and body connection.
The goal of mind-body techniques is to get the body and mind to relax and to reduce the levels of stress hormones in the body, so that your immune system is better able to fight off illness. The benefit of learning to work with the mind body connection is not only in its ability to help you improve your health, but to achieve more of what you want in your life and live your life to the full.
There are many ways to work positively on emotional health and well-being to improve your health and vitality. These can include practices such as yoga, meditation, relaxation exercises, ensuring you spend more time with friends and loved ones, taking regular exercise, spending time in nature - taking time to appreciate and enjoy your life.
The use of essences is one way to help you to work on promoting positive feelings of well-being and dissolve negative thought patterns and in this way they can act as catalysts for change helping us to regain a renewed sense of health and well-being.
What are Flower Essences?
The Original range of flower essences was developed by GP and Homeopath Dr Edward Bach in the 1930s and there are now many other ranges of essences available. Flower essences are made by infusing flowers or other plant parts in spring water and then adding alcohol as a preservative. These preparations embody the distinct imprint, or energetic pattern of each flower species and the healing properties of flower essences are made possible through the life force of the flowers. The life force of each different species of flower is "in tune" with different emotions.
How to Use Flower Essences
Flower essences are very safe to use. Flower essences can be taken directly from the stock bottle. A few drops are typically applied under the tongue. Alternately, three to four drops of stock essences are mixed into a litre of purified water that is sipped throughout the day. Essences can also be applied topically by either putting a few drops in your bath, purchasing creams or sprays made with the essences, such as “Rescue Remedy” of the Bach range of essences.
Flower Essence Ranges
There are many different ranges of flower essences, listed below are the links some of the more commonly used ranges of essences
Australian Bush Flower Essences
Bach Flower Essences
The Lightbringer Essences
Harmonic Resonance Essences