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  • Anxiety Disorders - Case Studies
    which are clearly obvious Another important aspect to mention is the secondary benefit her fears provided her when she left her job where she did not feel comfortable The first prescription was the following Rescue Remedy To control her attacks and make her stable Star of Bethlehem An aid to the traumatic situations already experienced Rock Rose To control her panic Red Chestnut Because most of her fears are related to her family Chicory To overcome her deep exclusion and abandonment feelings Star of Bethlehem Rock Rose Red Chestnut Second appointment March 8 2001 During the month she experienced two or three occurrences of claustrophobia She speaks about her husband s attitude which is not at all supportive of her symptoms There is a clear submissive tendency to her husband s will He is involved in an illegal activity to earn his living he earns his money through secret games of chance On this occasion the prescription was as follows Star of Bethlehem To keep working on the trauma this time without Rescue Remedy Rock Rose To overcome her fears she continues with this essence Red Chestnut To heal her fears and symbiosis with her family Heather For her feelings of loneliness instead of Chicory Cherry Plum To overcome her fear of feeling out of control when feeling panic Centaury For her submission to her husband Third Appointment April 6 2001 She arrives and says a very good month She traveled to the city where her family lives for one of her nephew s birthdays At first she did not want to go because of the distress she feels when traveling leaving her own environment Her brother invited her I liked that my brother called me She did manage the situation though there were several factors acting against her the distance traveling at night and the rigid attitudes of her husband who drove her but refused to go to his in law s house because he can t stand them She took a little dose of Rivotril before departure She felt comfortable There was no fear when she traveled back home The following day after the birthday she visited a friend who during the conversation told her about a traumatic episode that frightened her so she took her psychiatric medication She felt stronger in setting limits with her husband When he made an inappropriate remark she answered You should think about the way you speak to me During the consultation she claims I have to accept that Oscar is getting older She gets up feeling very positive in the morning and does not have negative expectations about how her day will be although she says she is afraid of being surprised by her fears She also expresses I have things I wish to do with my time The new prescription consists of Star of Bethlehem Continued Rock Rose Continued Red Chestnut Continued Heather Continued Centaury It is kept to strengthen her Aspen Avoids feelings of anticipation Centaury Fourth appointment May

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  • Brazil Flood DIsaster
    renewal of these forests When a gap opens in the forest a cycle of renewal begins and new growth comes attracting more animals and giving opportunities to other plants to fulfill their role in nature These cycles are beautiful to watch It turns out that even in the biggest of what I ve seen happen one time or another every few years these are occurrences that happen separated by miles This time what I witnessed were landslides everywhere in all the mountains where the rain fell All absolutely all that is there has some area where cover crops and green has been washed away The mountains bleed I felt in my chest the pain they feel In this huge area covering several square miles encompassing 6 counties there is no place where you do not see a huge landslide What happened was a phenomenon too grand to be treated as common and to receive simplistic explanations based on previous phenomena This needs to be studied and understood more carefully and more accurately Say what you want but it is clear to me I know these mountains and call them by name They have suffered They are torn For me it s like I can hear and feel their vibrations the mountains are calling asking for help because they re no longer supporting The landscape has changed and is likely to continue changing An abrupt change Certainly this phenomena is related and associated with effects of global warming Is it just one of the many major natural disasters that we will see as we move forward To treat it like it is a common occurrence is to belittle or diminish the pain that these hills are feeling It is ignoring the cry of the Earth We have already made too many

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  • Forget Me Not - Developing Soul Relationships
    who had passed away long ago sitting on a bench She asked her aunt what she was doing there Her aunt answered that she was waiting for your mother who isn t ready yet to follow me here Afterwards about a month after this first dream she had another one in which she saw both her mother and her aunt walking together These episodes changed her attitude towards the loss of her mother completely She knew now that her mother was fine and that she had someone to take care of her Although she still missed her mother in her daily life she returned to her regular activities and to the pleasure of being with her husband children and grandchildren Another client came to me regretting the fact that her mother already deceased hadn t been able to participate in or follow her professional development She often felt a strong desire to share this with her I added Forget me not to her formula and she told me the following dream a month later She was on a bus talking to her mother While they were talking the scene changed itself and she could see herself happy and showing her mother all the rooms in her house and in her office When the bus got to the office she said good bye to her mother Bye mom I can t go with you because I have a lot of work to do After having this dream my client started to feel her mother s presence in her life thereby soothing her heart Indispensable when it comes to affective losses Forget me not is also one of the fundamental essences in therapeutic work with clients searching for spiritual development Besides favoring dreams and memory on a physical level Forget me not

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  • Baby Blue Eyes
    client had the Sun the Moon and Venus intercepted in Pisces at the 7th house When Baby Blue Eyes was added to her formula she had the following dream She saw herself walking held by a man who protected her making her feel respected by everyone around She felt strong and fearless Through this period she started to get interested in spiritual and philosophical questions and was able to stay home alone for a longer time Her relationship with her current boyfriend ended when she realized how wrong it had been Once in a while she still missed having someone with her but was able to better deal with her ups and downs She decided to practice Yoga again to invest in herself She used Baby Blue Eyes for a long period Today she attends a religious association regularly After a long period alone she s initiating a new relationship but keeping it in balance She doesn t for instance give up her landscape gardening classes to meet with her boyfriend In my private practice and in my work with needy children Baby Blue Eyes has been a wonderful tool from the universe of flower essences especially dealing with sexual abuse I have worked with children from 7 to 14 years of age and Baby Blue Eyes has been fundamental in the re establishment of a positive confident and affectionate link with humanity In needy communities it is common to see more than one family living in one house and its members sharing the same bedroom This provides a setting for sexual abuse involving both boys and girls In addition many children are subjected to parents who abuse drugs and or alcohol often resulting in domestic violence From such social and living situations many individuals develop an indifferent sarcastic and withdrawn behavior toward life often leading to criminal involvement However sexual abuse is a much more common issue than previously thought and it occurs in every social class To one client in particular Mars in Pisces in opposition to Pluto this essence was responsible for alleviating her pain in this life and in a past life as well As in the cases related before this client was always getting involved in very destructive relationships But instead of submissive behavior with men she was the boss in her relationships adopting an attitude of power indifference and cynicism about them Consequently she often attracted partners she could dominate She soon tired of them then discarded them She came to me after getting involved with a man who had affected her deeply According to her this had been the only relationship in which she had truly gotten seriously involved However she couldn t continue because despite loving him she had difficulty demonstrating her love to him fearful of showing herself as vulnerable She would rather hurt him and be nonchalant As he had a strong temperament the arguments were constant and the end of the relationship imminent The pain of this separation made

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  • metabolic decompensation and negative emotional states Romero SM Morales CI Diabetes mellitus estilo de vida y alteraciones emocionales Rev Cubana Endocrinol 1997 8 33 101 These studies suggest that the patient s emotional response to diabetes has a major influence on their chance to address the disease and maintain good control of blood sugar The results for the STAI anxiety before and after the treatments applied were Treatment Low Medium High Total before after before after before after A 38 71 18 28 44 1 100 B 49 58 23 22 28 20 100 Total 87 129 41 50 72 21 200 This means that changes to the IDARE responses were Treatment Improved Equal Worsened A 59 41 B 14 86 Test statistic Chi Square P 0 0001 The results for the Idere depression before and after the treatments applied were Treatment Low Medium High Total before after before after before after A 40 77 30 20 30 3 100 B 46 63 29 18 25 19 100 Total 86 140 59 38 55 22 200 This means that changes to the Idere responses were Treatment Improved Equal Worsened A 52 48 B 17 83 Test statistic Chi Square P 0 0001 The list of the most used essences according to the emotional states to which the patients referred were Agrimony Star of Bethlehem Scleranthus Olive Hornbeam Crab Apple Gentian Impatiens Vervain Willow Rock Rose Cherry Plum The most common symptoms in patients treated during the time of this study according to their individual diagnosis were anxiety depression stress insomnia fear of illness worry about a loved one and osteoarthritis The results of this study are similar to those reported by other authors as they showed improvement of patients in their negative emotions specifically anxiety and depression after flower essence

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  • him physically or mentally exhausted Flower No 21 Mustard Do you feel melancholy without knowing why Do you sometimes present an aggressive mood and claim not to know the cause Flower No 7 Chestnut Bud Do you encounter over and over again the same difficulties Do not learn from experience Do you epeat the same mistakes Do you have lack of observation Is there any situation that is repeated in your life Do not know why certain things will ultimately fail Do you always have the same difficulties Group IV Remedies for loneliness Flower No 34 Water Violet Do you feel the need to be isolated and alone Do you often prefer to be alone to live your life without interference with another or not want for another to interfer with yours In dealing with people do you strive to maintain distance Do you find it difficult to integrate into a conversation Flower No 18 Impatiens Do you have little patience Are you impatient by nature Do you lose patience and are irritated with people slower than you Were you restless as a child was rest Do you not like waiting and do not tolerate tqueues Flower No 14 Heather Do you not like loneliness Do you dislike being alone Do you want the company of someone who listens to your problems Do you feel the urge to talk about yourself with anyone Group V Remedies for hypersensitivity Flower No 1 Agrimony Do you look for ways of distraction to avoid thoughts that worry you Do you need to hide an unpleasant situation with kindness Do you suffer from a physical or mental torture When you have problems do you tend to smoke drink alcohol take drugs or other stimulants Do you keep your problems under a mask of joy and jokes Do you have secret burdens that nobody knows Flower No 4 Centaury Do you have trouble saying NO Do you feel that you are influenced by others and strongly imposed upon Do you neglect your own needs because you are solving the problems of others Flower No 15 Holly Do you feel a little jealous Are you afraid to be deceived Do others see it as a jealous vengeful or envious Are you often suspicious of other people When your feelings are hurt do you have difficulty overcoming it Flower No 33 Walnut Do let the opinions of other people cause you insecurity Are you in a stage of transition or change Are you entering a new phase of your life Do you feel trapped and cannot break ties Group VI Remedies for disillusion Flower No 19 Larch Do you feel inferior to others Do you think that others are better than you Do you know in advance you will not get things and not even try Flower No 24 Pine Do you feel you have not given enough of yourself Do you feel responsible for other people s mistakes Do you feel unsatisfied with a sense of

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  • to the mounting and standardization of techniques enabling the study of the leukocytes functions in diabetic patients In this way other techniques such as the test of cellular delayed hypersensibility that measure the action of the T cells or the study of the complement and immunoglobulin system were incorporated in her work Later on her efforts aimed at multidisciplinary studies including the interrelation immunity nutrition infection The investigation of zinc as a trace element indicated that it could exert a regulatory influence upon some parameters of the immune system besides its known role in the healing of wounds After concluding this task she and her collegues began the purification of a glycoprotein obtained from human plasma fibronectin This multifunctional protein is involved in the healing of wounds and other functions In her Institution they have developed a wide program aimed at the early diagnosis and prevention of lesions in the feet of diabetic patients Therefore the advanced course in immunology vaccines and biotechnology applied to infections associated with diseases was extremely useful and practical not only for improving their knowledge and professional qualifications but also to increase the level of the preventive work with these patients Miriam Mahia s various scientific works allowed her to obtain the scientific and teaching category from Auxiliary Researcher and Asistente Professor respectively Many years ago Miriam also started to work in the natural medicine field and she introduced natural products into the treatment of diabetic patients In 2003 she had the opportunity to learn of the power of the flowers studied by E Bach At that moment she began to work with the Bach flower essences in diabetic patients and the effects possible on the function T cells This work was defended by her as a Master s Degree of Science in 2008 Currently

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  • Nickie Murray Tribute
    with the administration of the Bach Centre After Nora s death in 1978 Nickie Murray and John Ramsell managed the Bach Centre I n 1987 Nickie Murray resigned from the Bach Centre due to a change in direction and values Subsequently the Bach essences were sold to A Nelson Company an international business that manufactures and sells homeopathic and aromatherapy products She continued her spiritual work by founding The Dr Edward Bach Memorial Trust bachtrust aol com and she also served the Self Realization Fellowship of Parmahansa Yoganada in Santa Monica California Nickie was the mother of four children and along with Malcolm Murray her husband of 53 years was strongly devoted to family life Nickie was born on February 5 1923 in Neath South Wales England She died peacefully in her sleep on January 1 1997 in Santa Monica California N ickie Murray s close colleague and friend Julian Barnard wrote the following memorial thoughts about her Any visitor to the Bach Centre would be welcomed by Nickie with a true consideration and the feeling that there was always time and opportunity for what was needed She was extremely generous always thought the best of people and shared wisdom

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