Bach Flowers for Children by Gabriela Olmedo Meneses

 

translated by Jann Garitty

FLOWER ESSENCES NATURALLY NURTURE CHILDREN

A SUMMARY OF THE 38 FLOWERS AND THE GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF BEHAVIORS IN CHILDREN

FLOWERS FOR MOOD

FLOWER ESSENCE FORMULAS
FOR STAGES OF GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Children between 0 and 3 year

 

ABOUT GABRIELA OLMEDO

FLOWER ESSENCES NATURALLY NURTURE CHILDREN

Raising children to be happy, healthy, and sensitive human beings, is not easy for any parent. The growth process is difficult for some children due to the amount of emotion they must handle. Seemingly, those who need help most would be those who are very sensitive and quiet in their apparent suffering. However, those who are stronger, safer and fighters, may also need to learn to use their mental, physical or emotional skills and learn to master them.
 
Childhood is extremely difficult and full of change, both for the child and the parents. It is important to determine what is most meaningful and relevant at this stage to be able somehow, to help both children and parents cope while utilizing more consciousness and well being.

Bach flowers provide a natural and safe support for these stages of development. It is important to emphasize that the flowers help to create the virtues needed by both parents and children, though they will not change the “essence” of either.

Children respond very quickly to flower essence treatment, not being as entrenched in their behaviors and habits as adults. It is advantageous and desirable to prevent instilling children's behavior patterns that may become rigid and then transformed into more comprehensive conflict situations.

Those with acute symptoms such as fear of a situation, circumstantial jealousy at the birth of a sibling, etc., react to the flower remedies in no more than three days after taking a formula. In such cases, one can stop after the first bottle, if the situation is resolved.

In cases involving chronic situations, such as psychosomatic symptoms, treatment should be for a longer time and include at least one parent to break the vicious cycle certainly created from symptoms over longer periods of time.

To determine which flowers to use for young children, it is preferable to observe their behaviors. This can be done through the mother, a person who has been with him, or a therapist: How does she play? Is she bothered when a game doesn’t turn out as she wished? Does she lose interest easily? Does she throw things? Cries and seeks refuge with someone? Asks for help to achieve what is proposed? Is she patient, careful, "very sensitive," possessive, highly dependent or independent? Does she share her toys? These types of questions will guide us to where the child is, and we can then prepare a formula.


A SUMMARY OF THE 38 FLOWERS
AND THE GENERAL DESCRIPTION
OF BEHAVIORS IN CHILDREN


AGRIMONY
Extremely cheerful and happy disposition, seems to be always in a good mood.
This flower helps these children to relieve their inner confusion, share it and let go, calms and brings comfort.


BEECH
Children who find it difficult to be tolerant with other children; their "way" is the only correct way of doing things.
This flower helps them develop the ability to better understand others, empathy. It is also very useful for reflux in babies.

CENTAURY
Placid nature and generous. It is difficult for them to defend themselves, they become victims.
This flower helps them not to be servile in the face of anything, to recognize the genuine need to discern when and where it is necessary to say no.

CERATO
They doubt their own judgments, they imitate their peers, are easily influenced.
This flower helps children to know their own minds, to trust their own beliefs and follow their intuition.


CHICORY
They are affectionate and loving and look to their parents and families for similar affection. They do not want to be ignored. Unable to share their toys.
This flower helps provide great strength and great capacity for love, without seeking anything in return. Great power of discernment and relentless determination.

CLEMATIS
They are dreamers, imaginary games with imaginary friends. Lack of concentration.
This flower helps channel their imagination, so that it is a satisfactory and uninhibited expression.

CRAB APPLE
Children who are extremely neat and clean, it disgusts them to play in the dirt.
This flower helps them accept all as it is; it's the cure for diseases.

ELM
Children who are overwhelmed by responsibility, at school or at exam time.
This flower helps to rekindle the faith of the children in their ability to handle pressure.

HEATHER
Children who are hypochondriacs, are “chatterboxes,” for those who are self-centered.
This flower helps to have great empathy and willingness to help others.



IMPATIENS
These children are bored or angry if they cannot do something fast enough. Are eager to do something. They are restless or excitable, quick-minded. For babies who are sleep restlessly, are irritable and toss and turn at night in bed.
This flower helps develop a smooth rhythm of personality that can relax and allow time for each one. They are capable and determined.

LARCH
These children lack self-confidence, fear failure and are shy to speak.
This flower helps to find the courage to take that step.

MIMULUS
Children are fearful, timid, afraid of older children and teachers.
This flower helps to understand their fears and develop a deep understanding of others who live in the same type of situation.

OAK
Children able to detach from the importance to things. Are positive but have a tendency to work too much, may be exhausted.
When the inner strength begins to decline, this remedy is necessary.

PINE
Children who blame themselves, they say "sorry" for everything.
This flower helps relieve a guilty conscience.


RED CHESTNUT
Children who are concerned about the welfare of others, of parents. Fearful of accidents and illnesses of loved ones.
This flower helps to see the correct perspective for unfounded fears.

ROCK WATER
Children who set high standards and are highly self-disciplined. Seem tense and are perfectionists.
This flower helps to align the pressure and helps maintain high standards but not at the expense of their health.

SCLERANTHUS
It's good for any imbalance, dilemmas and indecision, and for kinesthetic disorders, dizziness and mood swings. Children who are hesitant and unsure.
This flower helps to stabilize fluctuating thoughts and establish more certainty and balance in mind.

VERVAIN
In the young child, shown as traits of hyperactivity, as children, impatience, but these are yearning and enthusiasm. Have protective instincts.
Re-balance from tension, frustration or anxiety.

 

 

VINE
Have a strong will and determination to go their own way. They can be aggressive and give orders to those around them. They have tantrums to get what they want.
This flower helps to replace this negative energy for the positive qualities of Vine.

WALNUT
Childhood is a series of changes over a short period of rapid growth and development.
This flower helps children adapt to these periods of change.

The Walnut child knows what to do but falters presented with an alternative approach.
The remedy provides the necessary protection against these influences and helps them follow their own paths.

WATER VIOLET
They are sure of themselves and independent, make very few friends, preferring to play alone and not be disturbed, tend to suffer in silence, they become lonely.
The remedy helps them generate qualities of humility, love and wisdom. Presents an image of security, discretion and modesty.

WILD ROSE
Accepts without objection their destinies, do not show much ambition, they have an attitude of indifference.
This flower helps to regain freedom and flexibility to create every day, enjoying an interesting and beautiful life. They feel entitled to whatever they want from life.

FLOWERS FOR MOOD

ASPEN
Sense of apprehension associated with the vague fear of the unknown, and a source of anxiety for no apparent reason, e.g., visit to the dentist, exams.

CHERRY PLUM
Children who are hysterical, delusional. When there is loss of self and the child has an angry outburst.
This flower helps to calm fearful and perverse thoughts and produces a sound mental state.

CHESTNUT BUD
For those who repeat the same mistakes again and again
This flower helps to appreciate the significance of every experience.

GENTIAN
For children who are put off or down facing different circumstances, loss of a toy, does not go play with their friends.
This flower helps children deal with similar situations in a more positive way.

GORSE
Not common in children, however, but for crisis at home or school.
Gorse helps spark the return to intention.

HOLLY
For children with the tendency to pinch, bite, etc. Also for jealousy of friends, toys or household.
Helps to be less angry and better able to be at peace with others.

HONEYSUCKLE
Not a usual remedy for children because they live in the present, however, it can be used when a child has lost a loved one and is still clinging to the past.

HORNBEAM
When they feel overwhelmed by any task that has not yet been done and there are feelings of lethargy; energy returns if they find something more interesting to do.
This flower helps give strength to face what is routine work; everyday activities become interesting rather than monotonous.

MUSTARD
When there is a depression that descends for no apparent reason, it is more common in adolescence and puberty.

OLIVE
Genuine fatigue due to excessive work, when they sleep infrequently. It is useful for when the child is recovering from illness.

ROCK ROSE
For terror and panic. Used for nightmares.

STAR OF BETHLEHEM
For shock or grief (shock), helps them deal with the sadness of their loss. It also is used for falls or accidents.

SWEET CHESTNUT
It is not normal in children, however, with the loss of a pet or a loved one, it is given along with Star of Bethlehem and is a good choice to have hope again.

WHITE CHESTNUT
Repetitive thoughts and recurring concerns, capable of causing anxiety and sleepless nights, i.e., worry over exams, dental visits, delivery of work.

WILD OAT
Not for children, rather it is for teens, having to look at future vocation or the direction they want to take in their lives.

WILLOW
For children who are resentful of parents and friends, when their behavior becomes dramatic as a result of being reprimanded.
This flower helps to return to the lighter side of life, promotes optimism, acceptance of the blame, being able to say "sorry" and forgive easily.

RESCUE REMEDY/FIVE-FLOWER FORMULA
Star of Bethlehem: for shock
Rock Rose: for terror
Cherry Plum: panic and hysteria
Clematis: feeling dizzy and stunned
Impatiens: for the agitation and anger that so often are associated with pain


FLOWER ESSENCE FORMULAS
FOR STAGES OF GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Children between 0 and 3 years


STAGE OF
DEVELOPMENT

FLOWER
FORMULA

DESCRIPTION

NEWLY BORN—

NORMAL

 

 

BORN BY CEAESAREAN (BABY)

 

CHILDBIRTH— (BABY)

PREMATURE

 

 


BABY IN INCUBATOR

 

 

 

MOTHER

 

STAR OF BETHLEHEM
ROCK ROSE

 

STAR OF BETHLEHEM
ROCK ROSE
CENTAURY


 

STAR OF BETHLEHEM
ROCK ROSE
IMPATIENS

 

STAR OF BETHLEHEM
ROCK ROSE
OLIVE

 

 

OAK
STAR OF BETHLEHEM
WALNUT

RED CHESNUT
OLIVE
MUSTARD

 

FOR THE SHOCK OF BIRTH, THE MOMENT OF BIRTH 
FOR THE TERROR OF THE UNKNOWN


A CHILD OF CAESAREAN NEEDS MORE CARESSES SINCE SHE IS NOT BORN THE NATURAL WAY. 


 

IMPATIENCE TO ARRIVE IN THE WORLD 

 

 

FOR THE FATIGUE THAT RESULTS FOR HAVING TO FIGHT TO SURVIVE 
FOR INTERNAL FORCE TO MOVE AHEAD.

 

 

 

FOR THE NEW SITUATION AND CHANGE 
FOR EXCESSIVE CONCERN 
FOR THE FATIGUE 
POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION  

 

NURSING (MOTHER)

WALNUT

OLIVE

RED CHESNUT

PINE

WHITE CHESNUT

FOR THE NEW SITUATION AND CHANGE 
FOR THE FATIGUE FOR TROUBLES 
CONCERN FOR THE HEALTH OF THE BABY
FOR MOTHERS WHO FEEL GUILTY BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE MILK 
PERSISTENT THOUGHTS OF CONCERN 

WEANING (BABY)

WALNUT

CLEMATIS

 

CRAB APPLE

BEECH

 

IMPATIENS

FOR THE NEW SITUATION AND CHANGE 
FOR CHILDREN THAT SPEND TIME NURSING, NOT WANTING TO LEAVE THAT PLEASANT PLACE 
FOR INFLAMMATION, INFECTIONS 
FOR THOSE THAT GET ANGRY AND THEY SPIT OUT THEIR FOOD 
FOR THE ONE THAT IS IRRITATED AND ANGRY 

COLIC

RESCUE REMEDY
CRAB APPLE

IT DOESN'T ALLEVIATE DIRECTLY BUT HELPS TO ALLEVIATE TENSION AN
D ANXIETY
 

TEETHING

RESCUE REMEDY
WALNUT

CRAB APPLE
CHAMOMILLE

IT RELAXES IF A DILUTION IS RUBBED ON THE GUMS 
FOR THE CHANGE AND ADAPTATION 
AS A CLEANSER
CALMS STOMACH ACHES AND DIARREA 

CONSTIPATION

CRAB APPLE
CHERRY PLUM

AS A CLEANSER  
SO THAT HE/SHE GAINS CONTROL 

TOILET TRAINING

WALNUT
CHESTNUT BUD

LARCH
CHERRY PLUM

FOR THE TRANSITION 
SO THAT HE/SHE LEARNS AS QUICK A POSSIBLE 
FOR  SELF-CONFIDENCE 
TO HAVE CONTROL 

BEDWETTING

WALNUT

CHESNUT BUD

RESCUE REMEDY

SO THAT HE/SHE MAKES THE TRANSITION 
SO THAT HE/SHE LEARNS AS QUICK AS POSSIBLE 
FOR CHERRY PLUM TO HAVE CONTROL 

BEGINNING TO TALK

BEECH

 

CHESTNUT BUD

WALNUT

IMPATIENS

SO THAT THERE IS TOLERANCE WHEN LEARNING  
SO THAT HE/SHE LEARNS AS QUICK AS POSSIBLE 
FOR THE CHANGE AND TRANSITION 
TO HAVE PATIENCE 

 

BEGINNING TO WALK

WALNUT

CERATO
ROCK WATER
MIMULUS
IMPATIENS

FOR THE CHANGE AND TRANSITION 
TO TRUST THEIR INTUITION 
TO GIVE THM FLEXIBILITY 
TO REMOVE FEARS 
TO HAVE PATIENCE 

VOMITING

BEECH

FOR INTOLERANCE TO THE FOOD 

TANTRUMS

HOLLY

BEECH

CHERRY PLUM

FOR ANGER AND OUTBURSTS OF ANGER 
FOR INTOLERANCE TOWARD OTHER PEOPLE 
FOR CONTROL 

TO SOCIALIZE

WATER VIOLET

 

BEECH

LARCH

CERATO

TO GIVE GREATER SECURITY IN FRONT OF OTHER PEOPLE 
FOR THE TOLERANCE AND KNOWLEDGE TO SHARE 
FOR SELF CONFIDENCE 
TO WORK THEIR INTUITION 

FEARS IN GENERAL

ASPEN
MIMULUS

RESCUE REMEDY

UNKNOWN FEARS  
DAILY FEARS THAT ARE KNOWN 
IN CASE OF SHOCK 

 

ENTERING SCHOOL

WALNUT

HONEYSUCKLE
MIMULUS

OLIVE

CHICORY

FOR THE CHANGE AND TRANSITION 
NOSTALGIA FOR WORK
FOR THE WELL-KNOWN FEARS 
FOR THE FATIGUE AFTER SCHOOL 
FOR ATTACHMENT 

FALLS, ACCIDENTS IN GENERAL

MIMULUS
RESCUE  REMEDY
CRAB APPLE
BORAGE

FOR KNOWN FEARS 
FOR SHOCK 

FOR INFECTIONS 

ARRIVAL OF A NEW SIBLING

WALNUT
BEECH
CHICORY

FOR THE CHANGE 
FOR INTOLERANCE 
FOR ATTACHMENT 

 

ALLERGIES

BEECH

 

CRAB APPLE

INTOLERANCE TO THE ENVIRONMENT, FOODS, ETC. 
EFFECTIVE CLEANSER 

MOTHERS

AGRIMONY

 

RED CHESTNUT

CHICORY

IMPATIENS

BEECH

 

HORNBEAM

 

ELM

 

CHERRY PLUM

WHEN SHE WANTS TO DISAPPEAR IN THE FACE OF CONFLICT 

FOR EXCESSIVE CONCERN 

FOR OVERPROTECTIVE MOTHERS 
WHEN IMPATIENCE OCCURS 
WHEN INTOLERANCE OCCURS

WHEN FEELING OVERWHELMED AND AT THE END OF ONE’S LIMITS 

WHEN ONE DOUBTS BEING ABLE TO DO THEIR WORK IN AN APPROPRIATE WAY 

WHEN ONE FEELS THAT SHE WILL LOSE CONTROL 

REFLUX

BEECH
SELF–HEAL

FOR REGURGITATION OF FOOD

STOMACH ACHE, TO HELP THEM SLEEP CHAMOMILE
LAVENDER
IT RELAXES THE STOMACH
IT RELAXES THE SOUL
ATTACHMENT
OF MOTHER AND CHILD

STAR THISTLE

BORAGE

MARIPOSA LILY

TO HAVE INNER FORCE

TO HAVE THE COURAGE TO DETACH
TO RESOLVE PROBLEMS WITH THE MOTHER

WORKING MOTHER

POMEGRANATE

 

PINE

TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF WORK AND THE IMPORTANCE OF
MOTHERHOOD
TO DEAL WITH GUILT

ABOUT GABRIELA OLMEDO

Gabriela Olmedo specializes in working with children ages 0 to 5 years. She began working with her own child, and saw incredible results for physical conditions such as reflux, constipation, teething, and in emotional stages such as attachments, etc. She then began to practice with children in Gymboree class. Gabriela has Food Science, Human Nutrition and Psychology degrees and extensive training in flower essence therapy and other modalities such as aromatherapy, reiki and kinesiology. She lives in Atizapan de Zaragoza, Mexico.

Write to Gabriela.

 

 


 


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