Marie uses flower essence therapy in her practice, if desired, to augment and support the areas of growth and transformation. For example, one client reported that the flower remedy made for her helped give her the strength to make the necessary changes in her life to move forward. Other clients have reported having insights, ah ha moments, and dreams that helped them resolve internal conflicts they were facing. While some other clients report understanding how they participate and perpetuate the undesirable patterns that have kept them stuck for years.
What are flower essences?
Flower essences are herbal infusions or decoctions, made from the flowering part of the plant, which uniquely address emotional and mental aspects of wellness. The first 38 flower remedies were formulated by a British physician, Dr. Edward Bach, in the 1930’s, although new remedies from other plant species are now available.
Like homeopathy, flower essence therapy works on an energetic level to restore the equilibrium of the body, mind, and spirit. The particular specialty of flower essences is the realm of emotions and attitudes, which exert a powerful influence on health and ill health. As Edward Bach, an English physician and homeopath and the father of flower essence therapy, stated it, “Behind all disease lie our fears, our anxieties, our greed, our likes and dislikes.” By addressing underlying psychospiritual issues and promoting energetic shifts in the mind and emotions, flower essences promote a return to health on all levels.
Put simply, flower essences are “catalysts to mind-body wellness,” explains Patricia Kaminski, co-director of the Flower Essence Society in Nevada City, California, and a renowned innovator in the field of flower essence therapy for more than 20 years. Or you could say they act as a bridge between the realms of the physical and the spiritual, the body and the soul.