Flower essences are very high dilutions of flowers of all varieties that are used to to unlock your full potential, resolve negative beliefs and create emotional health and well being.
Working holistically, a starting point of emotional and mental health can often find ways into unlocking the physical disease process, and break the patterns of living that are keeping you from wholebody wellness.
What are Flower Essences
For thousands of years indigenous cultures have used flowers to heal emotional imbalances and physical injuries. Flower Essences were used in Ancient Egypt, India, Asia, Europe, South America and Australia.
The earliest European recorded use of Flower Essences was by Abbess Hildegard von Bingen in the twelfth century. This system of healing was rediscovered and popularised eighty years ago by Dr. Edward Bach with his use of English flowering plants. Naturopath, Ian White, a 5th generation Australian herbalist, has further developed this method using plants from all over Australia, and these (Australian Bush Flower Essences) are the products used at Braidwood Holistic Therapies.
How are Flower Essences used?
Flower essences can be used as single remedies, and also in combinations that work for a wide variety of issues, both mental and physical. They are most often taken as drops under the tongue. Less commonly they may be added to a bath or applied to the skin.
At BHT, Hollie will make up your own unique blend of essences, based on your current presentation. With muscle testing she will identify how many drops you need to take, and for how long. For example, you may need to take four drops of your blend, two times a day for two weeks.
Most blends will present for a two-three week cycle, at which time things will have shifted and a new blend could be required.
What’s the difference between Flower Essences, Essential Oils and Herbalism?
Flower Essences are similar to homoeopathics, produced by imprinting a flower’s unique vibrational healing signature onto the carrier solution (water with a small amount of alcohol as preservative).
Although homoeopathics can aggravate a sensitive body, flower essences are completely safe, self adjusting and without side effects.
In contrast, herbal extracts and tinctures are derived after macerating parts of plants and trees i.e. root, bark, leaves in alcohol for a period of time before straining and bottling. Herbal remedies are generally recommended for a specific ailment and work on the physical body, they are far cruder in nature and their chemical constituents can be analyzed and measured.
Essential Oils are extracted from the flower, bark, sap and leaves of plants and are aromatic /scented residues that work via the olfactory sense.
Flower Essences can be effectively used in conjunction with all other modalities.
Who uses Flower Essences?
Healthcare practitioners from all modalities use the Australian Bush Flower Essences within their clinical environments every day in over 40 countries internationally.
Although Flower Remedies have been used by many cultures for thousands of years, the Australian Bush Flower Essences meet specific needs that help people address the issues of the 21st century – sexuality, communication skills and spirituality to name but a few. The ABFE product range (which has come from the Australian plants), has been developed and researched by Naturopath, Ian White, a fifth generation Australian herbalist.
Why Australian Flowers?
Hollie has been using ABFE for over 20 years, originally introduced to them in her teens and training as a practitioner in her early 20s.
Australia has the world’s oldest and highest number of flowering plants exhibiting tremendous beauty and strength. Also Australia is relatively unpolluted and metaphysically has a very wise, old energy.
The Australian Bush Flower Remedies not only help to give clarity to one’s life but also the courage, strength and commitment to follow and pursue one’s goals and dreams. They help to develop a higher level of intuition, self esteem, spirituality, creativity and fun. The more the Essences are used, the more one is likely to experience greater awareness and happiness in one’s life. Then everyone benefits….the individual, society and the planet.
The effect of these Essences is similar to that of meditation in that they enable the person to access the wisdom of their Higher Self. This releases negative beliefs held in the subconscious mind and allows the positive virtues of the Higher Self – love, joy, faith, courage etc. to flood their being. When this happens the negative beliefs and thoughts are dissolved, balance is restored and true healing occurs.
Get yours at Braidwood Holistic Therapies
If you already know what you need, and just require a dose bottle made up, Hollie can do that for you.
Single Essence Dose Bottles $10
ABFE Blend Dose Bottles (up to 10 flowers) $15
More about Flower Essences
Ian White, founder of ABFE shares a few interesting videos about Flower Essences.
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