How to help anxious thinking with Flower Essence Therapy and "Rescue Remedy"
As a "Brain coach" I teach lots of quick tools and techniques to rein in your brain and unleash your success. Some are energetic, some are nutritional, and some are available at your health food store.
Flower essences are one of my favorite quick tricks available at your health food store. Flower Essence therapy is the use of herbal infusions that slowly erode a negative emotion or energy, simultaneously raising up and bringing in the polar opposite positive energy or emotion. (See descriptions below)
They help improve your emotional and mental state and are very powerful and effective at quickly shifting out one's attitude.
They can also be used for calming and relaxation purposes. For parents of children who suffer from ADD or anxiety, flower essence therapy can definitely help your wee ones. They work very gently and cannot be over-consumed.
Some great ones I use for anxiety and low energy are:
1. ELM restores your normal strength and optimism when you are temporarily overwhelmed or burdened by responsibility. (See the polar opposites I'm talking about?)
2. GENTIAN inspires a positive attitude when you feel discouraged or despondent due to setbacks.
3. HORNBEAM restores energy when you are mentally weary, procrastinate, and doubt your ability to face the task ahead.
4. OLIVE restores energy when you are physically and mentally exhausted.
These can be purchased at most health food stores. Put 2 drops in a cup of water and drink, up to 4 times a day. Ask your health food store person for some recommended essences based on your needs, and how best to use them.
As I briefly mentioned before, flower essence therapy can be a very effective ADD and anxiety rescue remedy. In this video clip from my parenting video series "Unleashing Your Child's Potential: Tools to Develop Inner Peace, Success, and Happiness in your Child", I briefly discuss two helpful remedies for calming and centering children.
In this video I describe one of my favorite herbal tinctures by Avena Botanicals (which is different than a flower essence) and Rescue Remedy which is a Bach flower essence.