Healing Your Emotions…Naturally

By: Kathy Ozzard Chism

Got stress?!

If gentle, all-natural, easy-to-use products existed with no harmful side effects that could greatly help you release your stress, anger, indecision, depression, anxiety, worry, fear, or any other negative emotion, would you take them?


They do exist, and have been available to all of us for over 80 years!

The 38 Bach Flower™ essences are a gift from nature to humanity, via years of research and work by renowned English physician Dr. Edward Bach. When used correctly, they can greatly eliminate the need for anti-depressants and many other side-effect laden pharmaceuticals in use today.

To clear up any confusion, the Bach Flower™ essences are not essential oils, nor a form of aromatherapy. Even though the essences are taken internally, (or sprayed around the head if avoiding the brandy base used for preservation), the essences do nothing physical to the body.

Bach Flower™ essences only help heal emotional states. However, other improvements are often seen, for once the mind is more peaceful, bodily healing may occur more readily.

bachflowerchart-450All-natural, non-toxic, non-addictive, and having no interactions with any medications, the Bach Flower™ essences are known to be safe for men, women, children, infants, pregnant women, the elderly… and even pets!

Perhaps you have heard about Bach Flower™ Rescue Remedy. This “emotion potion” combines five essences specific for stress, sadness, impatience, irritability, fear of losing control, feeling helpless, an inability to concentrate, feelings of panic and rushing to get things done, and/or past or present trauma.

Keep a bottle on hand for whenever stress strikes, or when entering a stressful situation.

Two to four drops or sprays taken orally, or in water, or sprayed around the head at least four times a day, (especially first thing in the morning and last thing at night), can have a very positive effect on stress levels and emotional states.

Bach Flower™ Rescue Energy and Rescue Sleep add one essence each to the Rescue Remedy combination. They either help restore energy when physically and mentally exhausted, or help release churning thoughts preventing a peaceful night’s rest.

All the essences help you cope and retain a positive outlook – not matter what may be happening in your life.

* Feeling anger you would like to release? Try Bach Flower™ Holly.
* Having difficulty making a decision? Try Bach Flower™ Scleranthus.
* Have you lost all hope? Try Bach Flower™ Gorse.
* Afraid of going to the dentist? Try Bach Flower™ Mimulus.
* Are you in emotional pain from a past or present shock or trauma? Try Bach Flower™ Star of Bethlehem.

The list goes on and on.


Each of the 38 essences work on specific issues. It is always wise to consult a trained Bach Flower™ therapist when dealing with a combination of emotional states you want to heal.

The following is from the Bach Centre’s book, “The 38 Bach Flower™ Essences – An Introduction and Guide to the Flower Essences.”

“The effect of taking the essences is not to suppress negative attitudes, but to transform them into positive ones, stimulating one’s own potential for self-healing and freeing the physical system to engage fully in fighting disease and stress.

People do not have to be physically ill to benefit from the essences. Many of us go through times of difficulty and fatigue when negativity creeps in – at these times the essences are invaluable in restoring the balance before physical symptoms appear.”

You deserve to live a life of joy, health, love, and peace. The Bach Flower™ essences are a gentle, safe, and easy way to help you achieve the release of unwanted habits, fears, anger, resentment, worry, trauma etc. They also help prevent the negative effects of stress, and open your heart to new energies and positive light waiting to embrace you.

To your health!

Author and Holistic Wellness Educator Kathy Ozzard Chism has been a Level I Bach Flower™ Therapist since 1996. Along with a B.A. from Moravian College in Education and English, Kathy also holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University, and taught National Certification classes in Therapeutic Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Supportive Touch for End of Life, and Professional Ethics for many years in Florida, California, and Texas. Kathy’s book “The Power of Know – 30 Days of All-Natural Ways to Heal Mind, Body, and Spirit” is the basis for her unique wellness boutique in Manlius, NY, “Soul Soothings.” The shop carries all 38 individual Bach Flower™ essences, all Bach Flower™ Rescue products, and a wide variety of other healthy, vegan, non-toxic, organic, and cruelty-free products for optimal health and healing. Please visit kathychism.com for more information.