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addictions - how to move on from being addicted September 13 2014, 1 Comment

There are all sorts of addictions like the common smoking and alcohol, medical drugs (legal) and the illegal drugs such as dope, P, ecstacy, food addiction etc. They all have the ability to get a hold of you, making it difficult to break the habit.  There is a dependency you feel you have, there is the group pressure, the stress that makes you reach for something outside of yourself....No matter if it is that 1 glass of red that you want to stop drinking every night or the bottle, the mind needs to be able to control the situation. Maybe you are easily led? The Bach Flower for that is Walnut - which enables you to change tracks and to be able to stay on it without being influenced by others. Then there is Cherry Plum - the BFR for being in control of your mind, not the substance controlling you. Chestnut Bud - seeing the big picture of you and your actions and hence being able to learn from this instead of being lost in it. Maybe the substance is a way of "swallowing" your pain?  Then you need Agrimony which will restore your inner joy and genuine cheerfulness. 

Actually any of the 38 Bach Flower Remedies could be part of what you need for your de-tox journey away from addictive substances, so have a look at the list of BFRs and see which ones are relevant to your state of mind in relation to the addiction.


Warm regards


Having trouble getting rid of the excess weight? April 23 2014, 0 Comments

Each week I think ahead about what I might write about next and usually a topic will come to me. I see something on TV, read a magazine, talk to someone or have a client who has this situation - usually all in the space of a day or 2. Ah huh! That's my next topic!  

This time it''s about body image, losing weight, 100s of diet books to choose from, different excerise programmes to try - you name it, lots of people struggling with this have tried it all!  One thing is for certain and that is the psychological attachment to food and eating, not liking what you see in the mirror, along with the challenge of changing.

This can be made easier if you are using Bach Flowers because they will help you "get your head around it".  They will stop the mind chatter, make it so you are in control - not the food or habits. By not over thinking or over focussing on the whole issue it helps you to let go (as odd as that may seem) and achieve what you are setting out to achieve. 

Any of the 38 Bach Flower Remedies could be used to get you in the right head space to conquer the weight and to start enjoying looking at yourself in the mirror. 

I will choose one that almost everyone would need in the BFR mix - Crab Apple. This is part of Dr Bach's description of this Flower - "they are anxious to be free from the one particular thing which is greatest in their minds and which seems so essential to them that it should be cured. They become despondent if treatment fails". It is the cleansing remedy for mind and body. 

You can choose another 6 BFRs to add to your mix and you'll soon feel supported on your journey to a better (physically and spiritually) body!  :-)

Warm regards to you all


Flowers for new beginnings January 08 2014, 0 Comments

Yes I, along with 1000s of others I am sure, have something they want to change or add to their lives for 2014! Mine is regular DAILY exercise and I need to exercise my will to actually do it!  If you are in the same boat as me then you too can use the  Bach Flowers to help achieve your resolution.  The BFRs strengthen and focus the mind.  

Check out these ones in the self-diagnosis list -

Walnut (to stay on your path)

Chestnut Bud (to learn from your mistakes)

Pine (growling at yourself)

Larch (belief in yourself)

Gorse (feeling hopeless that it can change)

Hornbeam (motivation to carry it out)

Gentian (being positive about it)

Agrimony (not needing to swallow your pain or diverting it with socialising, drinking etc)

Honeysuckle (attached to old habitual ways)

Mimulus (scared to try)

Your mix can be any of the 38 BFRs, not just the ones I have listed here.  Everyone's mix is going to be different according to your own situation because it will reflect your individual moods, emotions and personality. 

Give it a try!  This might be the year you DO it!