Bach remedies are popularly used for a variety of challenges related to challenges in regards to stress and anxiety, in fact when used properly this is the area in which the essences excel. A definition of anxiety that I like is; anxiety is a fear of the future, it can be acute, chronic, have a known cause or an unknown cause. What ever the case may be; Bach flower remedies address the variety of manifestations of anxiety.
Aspen- Has anxiety descended for an unknown reason? Do you find your self feeling edgy unsteady and generally fearful yet can’t pinpoint what is causing the unrest? Aspen is for those souls who are refined, sensitive souls whose highly refined perception and rich inner life can lead to feelings of anxiety for no known reason.
Mimulus- In contrast to Aspen, mimulus is for anxiety from known reasons. This would be anxiety that results from shyness, from phobias, from known causes. This is such a great remedy for lifting us out of our perceptions of shyness and limitation, as it helps to fortify soul forces to overcome known fears.
Holly- This essence is related to anxiety in and around relationships; in this case the anxiety may take the form of jealousy, envy or suspicion. Holly is like a heart softener that helps it to gently open to greater feelings of universal love and kindness. Holly is great from relationship related anxieties.
Impatiens- You know who you are, the impatient type, most likely this type of anxious impatient person is not even reading this blog. Seriously, this is the fourth paragraph down, who has time to get this far? Well if you have gotten this far and do resonate with this, you might want a little impatiens in your life. It is a blessing for the high strung, anxious, get’r done attitude which leads to uneasy feelings of tension.
Red Chestnut- Oh Red Chestnut, you care so much for those close to and you just fear the worst is going to happen to them. So you fret, you worry and you get anxious. While it may seem like you are doing something, you are just filing your time with fears that most likely will not come to pass. Do you find your self anxious for others? Well you may want to find yourself some Red Chestnut, you’ll be fine.
All these remedies can be used in combination or for acute situations try adding them to a dosage bottle with a dose of Rescue Remedy®. This will be a convenient way to get your dose of calm when you need it. Note: Rescue Remedy® contains impatiens. Also Rescue Remedy® was designed for acute situations and it works best when used in this manner.