I discovered these Flower Essences after a friend (a fellow herbalist) recommended them to me because she had found them very helpful for many clients, as an adjunct to herbal medicine. After trying them myself I became converted! They had an amazing beneficial effect, making me feel very positive and confident. This prompted me to take Bach Flower courses so that I can use them with my own clients.
Dr Edward Bach developed these remedies during the 1920s and 30s. He had originally trained as a doctor, becoming a successful Harley Street consultant. He studied at Birmingham University, University College Hospital London and at Cambridge University. However, he eventually became disillusioned by conventional medicine’s focus on treating symptoms and decided to seek the causes of disease and illness. He became a bacteriologist, as infection is the cause of much disease. However, many people are exposed to infective agents but do not become ill.
He became convinced that emotional issues, such as fear, anger, anxiety and stress, can reduce immunity in many people, and were underlying much disease. Whilst visiting his native Wales he came across two plants, Impatients and Mimulus from which he prepared remedies. Having used these on patients he found that they were very beneficial. This inspired him to go on to develop his 38 Bach Flower Remedies, plus Rescue Remedy, which have become world famous.
Today Bach Flower remedies are used to treat a wide range of emotional issues, such as occur following a bereavement. It’s important to choose the right mix of remedies for each client, on an individual basis. I completed suitable practitioner level courses in 2014 and now use Bach Flower remedies to help many patients with emotional issues.
An initial consultation costs £50, but can be combined with an initial herbal or counselling consultation at no extra cost. A 20ml bottle of Bach Flower remedies, specifically chosen and mixed for your individual requirements, cost £7.50.