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Flower Essences: Gentle Guides for Our Daily Journeys Lorina Shinsato, ND, LAc, LMP Primavita Family Medicine 11415 NE 128th St., Ste. 130 Kirkland, WA.

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1 Flower Essences: Gentle Guides for Our Daily Journeys Lorina Shinsato, ND, LAc, LMP Primavita Family Medicine NE 128th St., Ste. 130 Kirkland, WA tel / fax

2 What are Flower Essences? Subtle liquid extracts taken orally to help support physical, mental and emotional well-being Sun infusion of wildflowers or garden blossoms in a bowl of water that are diluted, potentized, and preserved with brandy Contains life force of plant

3 History Most cultures cherish flowers for their beauty, fragrance, and manner in which they bring special awareness to celebrations, ceremonies and occasions Flowers calm, balance and expands ones awareness of their surroundings Flower essences are based on Dr. Edward Bachs work in the 1930s

4 Dr. Edward Bach English physician and homeopath Successful conventional doctor Continually searched for the purest methods of healing Became unsatisfied with the limitations of orthodox medicine and their focus on curing symptoms Walking in the garden, discovered that each dewdrop on a flower acquires the vibration of that plant

5 Disease is entirely the result of a conflict between our spiritual and mortal selves. Health and happiness result from being in harmony with our own nature, and doing the work for which we are individually suited Disease is the re-action to interferences. This is temporary failure and unhappiness and this occurs when we allow others to interfere with our purpose in life and implant in our minds doubt, or fear, or indifference

6 Bach Essences 38 Bach flower essences divided into 7 groups Fear Uncertainty Insufficient interest in present circumstances Loneliness Over-sensitivity to influence and ideas Despondency or despair Over-care for the welfare of others

7 Choosing Essences Does this match the type of person that you are? Does this also match the state of mind you are in? Inappropriate essences will not have an effect on you Safe, effective, subtle

8 Dosing and Guidelines Frequency vs. Quantity Methods of usage Under tongue In water In a bath In a misting spray On pulse or acupuncture points As you feel guided to

9 Rescue Remedy, 5 Flower formula Emergency combination For worry, nervousness, anxiety, bad news, fear, confusion Helps to restore balance Impatiens, Star of Bethlehem, Cherry Plum, Rock Rose, Clematis

10 Impatiens

11 Individuals who are easily irritated Think, act and speak quickly Capable and efficient but get irritated and frustrated by slow co-workers Positive: An individual who is decisive and spontaneous but less hasty in thought and action

12 Star of Bethlehem

13 For the after-effects of trauma mental or physical as a result of accident bad news bereavement sudden disappointments fright Useful for both mother and child after birth Positive: To neutralize the effects of trauma, whether immediate or delayed thus helping the sufferer to recuperate

14 Cherry Plum

15 For people who fear losing control of their behavior. May be in deep despair, afraid of losing sanity. Positive: A person who has a calm mind and is able to think and act rationally

16 Rock Rose

17 For terror after an accident, or near escape, or witnessing an accident A sense of frozen fear and helplessness Positive: A person who has courage and presence of mind; someone who is calm and self-forgetful in emergencies

18 Clematis

19 For individuals who live in a world of their own with no interest in the real word For people who find it difficult to live in the present They yearn for better times but take no action to bring this about Positive: An individual who has a lively interest in the world around, enjoyment of life, open to inspiration and has a sense of purpose.

20 Flower Essence Companies

21 References The 38 Bach Flower Essences, an introduction and guide to flower essences Choosing Flower Essences, An Assessment Guide by Patricia Kaminski Flower Essence Repertory by Patricia Kaminsky and Richard Katz The Complete Floral Healer by Anne McIntyre The Flower Remedy Book, a comprehensive guide to over 700 flower essences by Jeffrey Garson Shapiro

22 Thank You! True Inner Joy is Self Created. It does not depend on outer circumstances and outer achievements. -Sri Chinmoy


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