Feelings of depression are as unique as you are. Whether you find yourself overcome by the strain of day-to-day life, experience extreme anxiety or are dealing with a loss or other traumatic life change, flower essences can effectively help you to manage and overcome depressive thoughts.
Readily found in pharmacies, natrual food and herbal shops, and online, flower essences help to restore balance between mind, body and spirit, when they are used as part of a considered treatment programme. Flower essences can tackle the emotional and mental blockages that often lie at the root of illness.
First popularized as a holistic treatment by Dr Edward Bach, creator of the popular Rescue Remedy, flower remedies are used by millions of people daily. Chris Phillips, a flower essence therapist with over thirty years experience, incorporates Bach's and other flower essence systems in this helpful handbook, allowing you to tailor treatments to your unique needs and circumstances.
Packed with insight, inspiration and real-life stories, Treating Depression Naturally offers a new way of thinking about and managing your anxiety and depression.
C O N T E N T S:
Part One: An Introduction to Flower Essence Therapy
1. What is Depression?
2. What Are Flower Essences and How Are They Used?
Part Two: Treating Different Forms of Depression
3. General Depression and Anxiety
4. Chemically Induced Depression
5. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
6. Nervousness and Stammering
7. Hormonal Depression
8. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
9. Anger and Depression
10. Low Self-esteem
11. Emotional and Physical Stress
14. Psychological Trauma
15. Feeling Unloved, Alienated or Abandoned
16. Family Conflict
17. Negative Programming Learned in Childhood
18. Mourning and Grief
20. Emotional and Physical Abuse
21. Later-life Depression
22. Severe Depression and Suicidal Thoughts
Part Three: The Road to Recovery
23. Assessing Recovery and Dealing with Setbacks
24. Sensitivity to Flower Essences and Alcohol
25. Complementary Practices
26. Analyzing Dreams
28. The Power of Creativity
“Easy to read with readily follow able paths suitable remedies. Suitable for anyone to read, those that seek the self-help road.... Well set out, even color coded to distinguish remedy information from case studies. The case studies especially make it a very accessible book to a non-therapist.” —Dianne Murray, Eagle Therapies, a multi-therapeutic practice
“This book contains everything you need to use Flower Remedies. A safe, effective, gentle and natural way to keep mentally healthy? Yes please!” —Cath Kay, Medical Herbalist—∞
Chris Phillips is an experienced flower essence therapist who has worked both personally and professionally in this field for over thirty years. He is an advanced practitioner of the British Flower and Vibrational Essence Association (BFVEA), and specialises in providing tailored therapy to each person's unique needs.