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Anxious year 12 student

 

With Year 12 exams just around the corner, our Kinesiologist Kerrie Stevens felt it was perfect timing to mention the following two Australian Bush Flower Essences that can help support students while studying for their exams.

The use of flower essences has been around since the ancient Egyptian times. Abbess Hildegard Von Bingen in the twelfth century and Swiss medical professor, alchemist and herbalist Paracelsus in the sixteenth century provided the earliest records of European use of flower essences.

 

In the 1930’s Dr Edward Bach developed the 38 Bach Flower Remedies / Essences that are still used by many natural health practitioners today. Interesting, Dr Bach started his career in medicine as a bacteriologist and pathologist. Feeling discontented at treating diseases and not the ‘whole’ person he went and studied homeopathy which brought him much fame. However, his need to find remedies that were pure lead him to collect plants and flowers, hence The 38 Bach Flower Essences were born.

In the 1930’s Dr Edward Bach developed the 38 Bach Flower Remedies / Essences that are still used by many natural health practitioners today. Interesting, Dr Bach started his career in medicine as a bacteriologist and pathologist. Feeling discontented at treating diseases and not the ‘whole’ person he went and studied homeopathy which brought him much fame. However, his need to find remedies that were pure lead him to collect plants and flowers, hence The 38 Bach Flower Essences were born.

All these early practitioners believed that “good health was the result of emotional, spiritual and mental harmony.”

In the late 1980’s Ian White a naturopath and 5th generation Australian herbalist developed the Australian Bush Flower Essences. Altogether there are 69 single Australian Bush Flower Essences and 17 combination essences.

Being a form of vibrational therapy, flower essences are completely safe to take and do not interact with pharmaceutical medications. Ian White states “The Australian Bush Flower Essences are catalysts to unlock your full potential, resolve negative beliefs and bring about harmony. They give courage, strength and enthusiasm to follow and pursue one’s goals and dreams. They help resolve any drama and distress in one’s life. Healing is promoted through the release of negative beliefs and flooding one’s being with the positive virtues (love, joy, courage etc) inherent in the self. When this happens the negative beliefs and thoughts which caused the problem are dissolved and balance is restored.”    

 

Cognis Essence:  

“Gives clarity and focus when working, speaking, reading or studying. Excellent for study or pursuits that require intense focus”

Positive outcomes: 

– assimilates ideas

– clarity and focus 

– enhances all learning abilities and skills

– aids in the removal of daydreaming, confusion and feeling overwhelmed   

 

Emergency Essence:

“Excellent for any emotional upset. It has a calming effect during a crisis”

Positive outcomes:

– ability to cope

– comfort, reassurance and courage

– aids in the removal of panic, distress and fear 

 

You can purchase them from most health food shops. Both come in drop or spray form. You can take the drops or spray orally or they can be placed on the skin (some people use their wrist, while I prefer the abdomen area). A small amount of alcohol (Brandy) is used to preserve the flower essences so placing the essences on the skin works well for people who do not consume any alcohol.

Studying for Year 12 exams is a highly stressful time and therefore I suggest students use the essences as often as they need. You cannot overdose on flower essences. For example, 5 drops or sprays, x5 times per day (morning, mid-morning, lunch and before bed) will provide support throughout the day and taken before bed will assist the brain to process what has been learnt throughout the day. 

Having a Kinesiology session or two during this stressful period is also a great way to support these young adults. Through muscle testing, stressors specific to the individual are identified and diffused. Muscle testing also allows our Kinesiologist to test up the priority bush flower essences to address the individual needs. Clients regularly report feeling calmer, more focused and in control after their sessions.                     

 

Kerrie Stevens Kinesiologist

 

 

 

 

References

  1. Australian Bush Flower Remedies 8th Edition, Ian White
  2. The New Bach Flowers Today. Mark Wells
  3. http://ausflowers.com.au
  4. Vibrational Medicine. The #1 Handbook of Subtle-Energy Therapies. Richard Gerber M.D

 

 

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