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Maggie Evans suggests some Bach flower remedies that can help therapists in difficult situations.

Although there is no ‘one size fits all’ with Bach flower remedies, and a Bach practitioner would take a personal and holistic look at each persons’ emotional outlook, the following flower remedies may help a therapist who:

  • …is experiencing nerves when working with a new corporate client.

If the nerves were due to an underlying lack of self-confidence, larch may be indicated, or should the nervousness result from being too hard on oneself in order to set a good example, making it difficult to ‘go with the flow’, rock water could be helpful. However, if there was a tendency to be nervous generally, resulting in anxiety, then mimulus would be a good choice.

  • …needs protection against emotional burnout

Walnut provides protection from negative and unsettling energies from clients, elm enhances coping strategies when there is just too much on, and vervain helps when an enthusiasm for work leads to burning the candle at both ends and resulting in burnout.

  • …is feeling depleted

Oak may be indicated for therapists with a tendency to work relentlessly and neglect one’s own needs, while hornbeam disperses mental tiredness and demotivation. Centaury would help those who are overanxious to please clients and have become drained and over-burdened.

As featured in the April issue of International Therapist.

PS. Maggie will be hosting the lecture: Enhancing mind-body-spirit healing with the Bach flower remedies (7 July, 2pm-3.15pm). www.fht.org.uk/50

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