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Flower Essences for Crisis and Trauma—An Article Collection

Posted by admin on Mar 19, 2011

Over the years since Vibration Magazine began in June, 1998, we’ve published numerous articles and two special issues devoted to helping people get through tough times. Little did we know that we’d need to come back to these themes time after time.

map_japanJust now the world is in an especially troubled phase, between natural disasters, economic woes, and violent protests, so we’ve decided to reprint a list of past articles that relate to the various needs people have in times like these. The links are below.

First, however, we’d like to invite you to join us in a group effort to bring comfort and recovery to the people of Japan.  In addition to prayers and financial contributions, we hope our readers will try an essence-related technique described by Robina Hearle in Putting Essences on a Map.

Find a good map of Japan on the internet or in an atlas at home, and place a bottle of essences on it that you feel would be helpful to its people—Rescue Remedy/Five Flower might be one good one, but you’ll doubtlessly find others in the collection of links below.

And here are some of the articles in our collection.  They remain in the locations where they originally appeared, so click on the links to visit them. Now, take a deep breath and start reading…

The February, 2003 issue of Vibration is devoted to Our Changing Times, and contains many articles about remedy approaches to personal and global transitions. They are not indexed here, so you may want to start there.

The Practitioner Education Booklet can be informative if you are a helping professional using (or thinking of adding) essences in your practice. What with so many feeling so stressed, practitioners need all the help and support they can get dealing with their caseloads.

Holly – How it Helped Me Deal with 9/11, Kimberly Twist
Living on Overwhelm, Martin Bulgerin
Arnica: A study of a Familiar Essence Matthew Wood
Star of Bethlehem: Healing Life’s Scars, Paul Wyman
Sunshine Wattle: Facing the Future with Joyous Expectation, Ian White
Monarda– Recovering Commitment after Trauma, Deborah Bier
Essence Maker’s Forum on Trauma Remedies
Remedies for Emergencies, Jeffrey Garrison Shapiro
Star of Bethlehem, Paul Wyman
Cobweb Essence–Knitting Together the Web of Your Life, Ivory Phoenix

Yellow Loosestrife — When Anger Threatens Your Love, Deborah Bier
Fireworks, Connie Barrett
Holly: Reuniting with our Higher Natures, Julian and Martine Barnard

Healing Old Wounds with Flower Essences, Donna Cunningham
The Healing Crisis in Flower Essence Treatment, Rose Mattax
More Prespectives on the Healing Crisis – A Panel Discussion
Water for the Soul’s Thirst, Deborah Bier
Essences to Help with the Stress of Divorce Joel Murphy
Essences for Burnt-Out Helping Professionals, Deborah Bier
Remedies to Ease the Stress of Moving, Donna Cunningham
Bach Remedies to Ease the Stress of Retirement, Rachelle Hasnas
Breaking Old Patterns Deborah Bier, M.Ed
White Clover Essence–Acceptance of What Is, Deborah Bier
Three Sea Essences to Prepare You for Change, Sabina Pettitt
From Cradle to Grave–Life Stage Essences, Deborah Bier
Death, Dying, and Essences, Theresa Tyagi Kersten

Forgivness: A Key to Inner Peace, Annabeth Meister
Rhododendron, Deborah Bier
Empathy and the Flower Essences, Kyra Mesich

Living as Siprit in Physical Form – A Challenge Worthy of Our Times, Ginger Allison
The Flowering of Faith, Connie Barrett
Essences from Pesky Plants Produce Persistence, Donna Cunningham
A Boy Gains Courage From Tomato Essence, Jeffrey Garson Shapiro
Larch: A Help for Students with Confidence Problems, Barbara Mazzarella

Healing Old Wounds with Flower Essences, Donna Cunningham
Five Remedies No Psychotherapist Should Be Without, Donna Cunningham
Gratitude and Contentment, Donna Cunningham
Flower Essences Smooth the Path of Emotional Release, John Stowe
Massage and Essences: Clearing Frozen Feelings Out of the Body, Paul Wyman

The Homesick Remedy – Turning Sad Kids into Happy Campers, Sarvananda Bluestone
Chicory and Needy Children, Rupah Shah
White Chestnut: A Balm for the Worry Wart, Shirley Li-Raun
Saint John’s Wort: A Miraculous Recovery, Rupah Shah

Holly – How it Helped Me Deal with 9/11, Kimberly Twist, 8/02
Recognizing Clinical Depression in Your Clients
Ashoka Tree–The Sorrowless Tree of India, Rupah Shah
Death, Dying, and Essences, Theresa Tyagi Kersten
When You Lose a Pet: Essences for the Pain of Loss Teresa Wagner

Alcohol Abuse, Relationships and the Heart Center, Donna Cunningham
Bleeding Heart Essence — A Balm for a Broken Heart, Donna Cunningham
Essence of Our Time, Deborah Bier
Daisy, Deborah Bier
White Solstice Rose, Deborah Bier
Ruby as a Master Essence, Kathleen Douglas
Kudzu Essence–Balanced Connection of the Heart and Soul, John R. Stowe

Essences for Help in Finding Your Life Direction, Donna Cunningham
The T.G.I.F. Remedy: West Australian Smoke Bush, Donna Cunningham

See the collection of articles on this topic in our 3/00 issue.
A Combination Essence for Restedness, Deborah Bier
Olive for Exhaustion: Massage Applications of a Bach Remedy, Daniele Lo Rito, MD
Aquamarine for Stress and Anxiety, Kathleen Douglas

WANT MORE? Try our site-wide Search Engine. To see the large collection of articles on a variety of topics in our already-published issues, visit our back index.

The World Wide Essence Society does not mean to imply any recommendation of nor give certification to any individuals or companies above. This article is provided purely for informational purposes. We ask consumers to make their own determination as to quality of the services and products offered above. This article is not meant to be advice, and the information is not meant to replace medical or psychological treatment.


a FE practitioner in Japan:

Thank you very much for sending your thoughts to Japan. Protection from radiation is another issue here, and we expect some energetic support by flower essences.

March 20th, 2011 | 1:55 pm

You are very welcome. I wish I could say essences could help with radiation, but as far as we know, there is no protection from radiation that flower essences can provide. Essences work on the non-physical level, and radiation is a physical issue. But essences will help keep you strong in other ways that physical medicine cannot. Many blessings and best wishes! – Deborah

March 20th, 2011 | 6:53 pm

As Deborah’s co-editor on Vibration for many years, I’d like to reinforce what she is saying in somewhat stronger terms. Any essence company or practitioner who makes claims of curing any physical or psychiatric illness through flower essences is asking to be sued and/or prosecuted by the Food and Drug Administration’s officers as well as being charged with practicing medicine without a license.

We at Vibration have always operated within the law in this regard, so we do not publish articles or accept comments that make such claims.
Donna Cunningham, for Vibration.

March 20th, 2011 | 8:42 pm

Vibration Magazine also wants to always be a source of reliable information for our readers. Unsubstantiated information about claims of physical healing do not pass our reliability test. We are more than happy, however, to report on published research results of well constructed and cleanly executed studies that show an effect of physical healing. In fact, we’d be thrilled to do so! Since we cannot point to any proof that flower essences have any impact whatsoever on radiation exposure, we will not publish any articles or comments to that effect. — Deborah

March 20th, 2011 | 9:04 pm