Thursday, October 7, 2010

Flower Essences for Addiction

http://www.flowersociety.org/addictions.htm

Flower Essences for resolving addiction to pain medication

Rescue Remedy to use, 5 drops under her tongue, 3 times daily.

Gorse – for hopelessness

Walnut – to find constancy and protection from outside forces; to move on and break links and old patterns with people and things

Star of Bethlehem – for “peace and comfort”

Sweet Chestnut – for anguish; for feelings of being stretched beyond endurance

Pine – for feelings of blame or self-reproach; for appropriate response and responsibility

Honeysuckle – for nostalgia, a sense of regret or loss; to integrate past experiences

Mustard – for gloom or deep depression; for faith and hope to keep on going


Gorse Walnut Star of Bethlehem Sweet Chestnut Pine Honeysuckle Mustard

Oak – for pushing on past the limits of endurance; to face the unknown in other directions; to share responsibility

Cherry Plum – for fear of losing control

White Chestnut – for over-active and exhausting mental chatter; for sleeplessness due to worry

Red Chestnut – for fear and anxiety for others; to realize the anxiety is a projection of personal fear

Willow – for bitterness and difficulty accepting injustices; for “mature and natural balance”

Olive – for extreme fatigue of mind, body, or spirit; for “renewal and regeneration”

Chestnut Bud – to be able to learn the lessons of past experience


Oak Cherry Plum White Chestnut Red Chestnut Willow Olive Chestnut Bud

Centaury – for excessive desire to please

Clematis – for “being awake and in the present;” brings clarity and focus

Gentian – for despondency and depression due to circumstances

Scleranthus – for those who are unable to decide, and suffer from hesitation, procrastination, and uncertainness


Centaury Clematis Gentian Scleranthus

I prescribe a standard solution of 5 drops of each essence in a 1 ounce bottle filled with spring water. (I generally do not use brandy with drug and alcohol abuse clients.) Dosage of 4 drops under the tongue, 1 – 3 times daily. I suggested using additional doses for high stress days.





Flower Essences for stopping Methamphetamine and Ritalin use

Agrimony – for hiding problems and inner self behind a cheerful face; inner anguish masked by alcohol or drugs

Aspen – apprehension and fear of things unknown

Beech – being overly critical and intolerant

Centaury – for excessive desire to please; to strengthen appreciation for self

Chestnut Bud – for those slow to learn from experience; to learn from life’s lessons.

Agrimony Aspen Beech Centaury Chestnut Bud

Holly – for those who are attacked by feelings of hatred, envy, jealousy, suspicion, and revenge; to foster “unconditional expression of affection and love”

Pine – for feelings of blame or self-reproach

Star of Bethlehem – to ameliorate the effects of shock: the shock of bad news, of loss, of an accident; for “peace and comfort”

Vervain – for fixed ideas and principles which are believed to be right

Vine – for domineering behavior that disables other people, gaining authority at the expense of others

White Chestnut – for when the mind is full of unwanted thoughts and ideas, or persistent and worrying mental arguments

Holly Pine Star of
Bethlehem Vervain Vine White Chestnut

Jane Rekas

LCSW, CHt

Jane Rekas is a Licsensed Clinical Social Worker at Turtle Dove Counseling and Hood River DBT, Certified Hypnotist at Hood River Hypnosis, Reiki Master at Rekas Reiki, Astrologer at Astrological Counsel, and Seasonal Color Analyst at Expressing Your Truth.

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