With the goings on around the globe, it is extra important not to let all our worries, fears, and anxieties spin out of control. This can be easier said than done when fear rears its ugly head and you feel the need to go out and panic buy necessities such as toilet paper, and then wonder if you loved ones have enough provisions too. Although that is a natural reaction to try and take control of the situation it just sparks more fear and becomes a vicious circle.
Worrying can be helpful when it spurs you to take action and solve a problem. But if you're preoccupied with "what ifs" and worst-case scenarios, worry becomes a problem.
Fortunately the Bach Flowers can assist with helping us to regain a sense of calm and equilibrium.
Known fear – e.g. risk to health, financial difficulties, running out of essentials
Mimulus - liberates us from fear and anxiety, so we are able to respond through bravery and courage.
Unknown fear – e.g. a sense of foreboding, dread, and/or anxiety
Aspen - gives us the strength to face and trust in the unknown.
Fear for the welfare of loved ones – e.g. fretful that something really bad may happen and over concern
Red Chestnut - assists us to become more sensitive to the real fears and concerns for our loved ones so that we can offer appropriate support.
Overwhelmed by having too much to do - e.g. all the extra shopping, cleaning the house properly
Elm – gives us the ability to put things into perspective, and to take up our tasks with renewed confidence.
Uncontrollable worrying thoughts – e.g. thinking about worst case scenarios
White Chestnut - helps us to switch off from everyday worries, and find peace and contentment within ourselves
Sense of uncleanliness – e.g. phobias about all the germs, uncleanliness, and self-loathing
Crab Apple – is the 'cleansing remedy' to help us cleanse the mind from negative thoughts and feeling you have about yourself, and to put things into perspective.
Rescue Cream (which contains Rescue Remedy and Crab Apple) – is especially helpful as a hand cream to alleviate dry skin from all the hand washing.
Full list of 38 remedies