Dr Bach found a total of 38 Bach Flowers and assigned them to human soul concepts or states of mind. Frame of mind: Fear Bach Flowers
- Cherry Plum
- Red Chestnut
- Rock Rose
Frame of mind: Insecurity Bach Flowers: Frame of mind: Insufficient interest in the present Bach Flowers: Frame of mind: Loneliness Bach Flowers: Emotional state: Exaggerated sensitivity to influences and ideals Bach Flowers: Frame of Mind: Despair Bach Flowers: Emotional state: Exaggerated concern for the well-being of other Bach Flowers
- Wild oat
- Chestnut Bud
- White Chestnut
- Wild Rose
- Water violet
- Crab Apple
- Star of Bethlehem
- Sweet chestnut
- Rock water
The diagnosis is made by an experienced practitioner either during the interview or by means of a specially developed questionnaire. Others additionally rely on intuitive skills, changing the breathing or pulse rate when touching the respective flower or the corresponding storage bottle.
Since the 38 Bach Flowers represent human soul concepts, a flower essence can be assigned to well-known fairy tale figures as an introduction to better understanding. Cinderella, for example, would be a Centaury type; she is exploited by her whole family and is not strong enough to rebel against it. When she finally marries the prince, her two sisters would have needed a few drops of Holly against hate and jealousy.
Even the classics are full of examples. Hamlet would have needed “To be or not to be” Scleranthus because of his indecision. Because of his melancholy Mustard and Cherry-Plum against his delusions and suicidal thoughts.
If you look at your own personality, even several flowers come to your mind at first. Then you should ask yourself: “Which flowers are needed at this time?” Often the number can be limited and usually 1 to 2 correctly chosen flowers have the better effect.
In the following text, all 38 Bach Flowers are briefly described with regard to the key symptoms that one shows when one needs a certain flower and the associated positive developmental opportunities that are to be achieved with the flower. Of course not all of the symptoms listed need to be present. It is important to recognize the signs and choose the right flowers. The flowers are not, as is often practiced, listed alphabetically, but are assigned to the individual states of mind.
Bach Flowers with increased sensitivity to external influences and ideals
One tries to hide tormenting thoughts and inner restlessness behind a facade of cheerfulness and carefreeness. Lack of conflict ability, one accepts everything, gives in to avoid bad moods. Conflicts are repressed, one deludes oneself (everything is fine!)
so that no worries and fears arise. One is a “yes-man”, behaves like an over-adapted child (“making love to oneself”). People who need agrimony are often silly like a child and show an imposed cheerfulness.
They love a cheerful and carefree mood, are popular and are considered “easy going people”. The environment is therefore not interested in changing their personality. Those affected often develop chronic fatigue, the inner restlessness causes nails to bite, hair to twirl, play with objects.
Frustration smokers, frustration drinkers, frustration eaters when they are alone. Positive development opportunities: Conflict resolution, joie de vivre, genuine inner happiness. You cannot say “no”, weakness of your own will, overreaction to the wishes of others.
One is servant and henchman of a stronger one. One lets oneself be manipulated and planned, is submissive. One is too conformist and clings to other people like a leech.
People who need Centaury are often members of a sect, are followers (Hitler and SS), worshippers, more slaves than conscious helpers. One is tired, overworked and often has gastro-intestinal problems. The environment (like Agrimony) does not want any change because it is served.
One is emotionally irritated. Jealousy, distrust, hatred, feelings of envy and lack of magnanimity. One has the feeling to be unloved and to be missed (Cain and Abel principle).
Hate and anger are triggered. One has a negative attitude towards life, lacks the ability to love, cannot begrudge and be magnanimous. One is envious and jealous because one does not look closely.
People who need Holly are looking for their advantage and are not emotionally bound to anyone. They often develop heart disease, high blood pressure. Positive development opportunities: Inner harmony and understanding, being able to indulge You let yourself be unsettled.
Influenceability and fickleness in decisive new beginning phases of life. One knows what one wants (new beginning), but the mental readiness is missing and one cannot let go of the past. You are already in the boat, you see the other shore but the anchor is not yet weighed.
You let yourself be influenced from the outside but most of all from yourself. You are your own biggest enemy and you can’t separate yourself from old structures. In life phases of new beginnings such as puberty, change of school, climacteric, retirement but also change of profession, move, divorce. Positive development opportunities: steadfastness, perseverance, quiet willingness to start over.