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For those who hide their troubles behind a cheerful exterior, making light of difficulties and rarely speaking of them. They avoid confrontation, dislike being alone for long, and may use alcohol, drugs, food, or work as an escape. Agrimony calms anxiety and restlessness, eases the ability to accept and express one’s feelings, and promotes self-honesty and self-acceptance.
For vague, indefinable fears or irrational anxiety, including nightmares or apprehensions, sometimes related to religious or spiritual beliefs. Aspen replaces inexplicable fear and foreboding with a sense of safety, and gives courage in facing the unknown.
For intolerance and the readiness to find fault. For those who find it difficult not to judge or criticize the way others act or speak, including unspoken attitudes of secret superiority. Beech replaces annoyance with acceptance, imparts the ability to look beyond differences, and makes interpersonal relationships more harmonious.
For those who try to please and find it difficult to say no, even when overtaxed. For those who feel powerless, subject to another, or who feel overlooked. Centaury reinforces willpower, imparting the strength to speak one’s own truth and to follow one’s own path in life. Also for restoring vitality after a protracted illness or period of stress.
For uncertainty and self-doubt; for those who don’t trust their own judgment, constantly second-guessing themselves, needing to ask the advice and opinions of others before making a decision. Cerato teaches one to trust in one’s own experience and inner guidance.
For those who fear losing control of their sanity, actions or emotions; who feel unrestrainable compulsions. For those prone to outbursts or explosions. Cherry Plum restores rationality, balance and calm, reinforcing the connection with one’s deepest wisdom and strength.
For lack of awareness or observation. For those who repeat the same mistakes, not learning from past experience. Chestnut Bud increases awareness of the present moment and assists the learning process. Good for students having problems with retention.
For self-pity, feeling unloved or unappreciated. For those who are possessive or over-involved with family and loved ones, sometimes manipulative or demanding in the affairs of those close to them. Chicory imparts gratitude: the feeling that what we have is enough. With an appreciation for what is already in our life, rather than a focus on what isn’t, the feeling of unconditional love becomes more available to us.
For those who are unfocused, ungrounded, forgetful, or indifferent to the details of everyday life; for “space cadets.” For those with active imaginations who withdraw into fantasy worlds, sometimes imagining death as an escape. Clematis firms the relationship between the physical and mental worlds, helping to bring daydreams into reality and grounding one in the present.
For feelings of shame, humiliation or uncleanliness, or for a poor self-image. For over-preoccupation with sanitation, tidiness, or minute detail. Acting as a cleanser, Crab Apple promotes acceptance of one’s physical self and environment; helps relax obsessive attachment to detail. Often used in connection with skin problems.
For when one feels overwhelmed by responsibilities. For feeling that a task is too much to accomplish or feeling too overcome to know where to start. Elm gives renewed confidence, focus and the ability to see a problem in perspective.
For feelings of discouragement and doubt, even in the face of small obstacles or setbacks. For negativism and pessimism, or the disinclination to try again, fearing the same result as before. Gentian renews a more realistic, positive attitude that helps one to take advantage of opportunities with a fresh perspective.
For feelings of hopelessness, resignation or futility. For acceptance of chronic dysfunction or for those who have given up believing that anything more can be done to improve their situation. Gorse teaches that faith is a component in healing and change; it lightens the heart and renews hope of things to come.
For loneliness. For those with a need to talk about themselves and their personal life; friendly, chatty people who feel others avoid them, which increases their sense of alienation. Heather enables one to feel connected to and supported by life even in solitude, reducing neediness and permitting one to be more sensitive to others’ needs.
For feelings of jealousy, envy, or suspicion. For vindictiveness or hatred. For vexation and general dissatisfaction with life despite conditions being sufficient. Holly promotes open-heartedness, releases anger, and reduces the need for competition.
For those who dwell in the past, constantly remembering lost loved ones or former situations. For homesickness, nostalgia or excessive reminiscing. Honeysuckle redirects one’s energies to the present and allows joy to be found again in the current moment.
For lethargy, sluggishness, weakness and feeling wearied just by the thought of a task. For having to force yourself to get the usual things done. Hornbeam renews mental liveliness and enthusiasm, reinstalling a sense of sufficient strength for tasks.
For those who think and act quickly, and are exasperated by the slowness of others, often preferring to work alone. For impatience and irritability. Impatiens relaxes the driving tension inherent in impatience and, by imparting empathy and gentleness, allows communications and projects to be completed more harmoniously (and therefore more efficiently!).
For lack of confidence or the anticipation of failure. For otherwise capable people who make little or no attempt to succeed, feeling that others will do better. Larch increases self-confidence and the determination to take on challenges.
For fear of known, definable things: the dark, heights, illness, death, ageing, poverty, public speaking, dogs, etc. For timidity and shyness; for quiet people who are unduly disturbed by loud sounds or bright lights. Mimulus gives courage and emotional strength, and imparts the understanding of the nothingness of fear.
For general depression of unknown cause; for a sometimes sudden feeling of a dark cloud or heavy weight descending upon one for no apparent reason. Mustard dispels gloom and establishes inner stability, cheerfulness, and serenity.
For dutiful, capable people who never give up, regardless of difficulties, always soldiering on. In emergencies they assume responsibility for others and, when sick, can resent recovery time. Oak relaxes the inappropriate sense of duty to others before oneself, allowing one to take necessary breaks that renew enjoyment in endeavors.
For exhaustion, primarily physical, caused by prolonged illness, personal ordeals, or overtaxing oneself. Olive induces a more natural flow of energy, relaxing the tension produced by fatigue, which allows one to get better quality rest and optimizes recovery time.
For feelings of regret, guilt or sadness. For those who are never satisfied with their efforts and blame themselves for not doing better. Pine relieves feelings of insufficiency with the understanding that our best efforts are enough.
For over-concern for others’ welfare. For those who worry about or anticipate trouble for the well-being and safety of loved ones. For negative over-attachment to others. Red Chestnut helps us realize that our ability to radiate positive thoughts is what helps others to best take care of themselves.
For extreme fear, panic, terror or hysteria, including night terrors. Rock Rose imparts a calm state of mind and peaceful thoughts, with the subject of fright placed in its true proportion. Good for stage fright.
For those who hold themselves to high ideals; for rigid self-disciplinarians who adopt strict personal regimens and deny themselves pleasure, often in hopes of being an example to others. Rock Water promotes inner flexibility, relaxes pride and encourages more enjoyment of life.
For indecision and vacillation; for procrastination and mood swings. Scleranthus establishes inner poise, dispels confusion and helps one to make good choices by imparting a stronger connection to one’s inner sense of knowing.
For shock, grief, and trauma, whether experienced recently or in the past. Star of Bethlehem soothes shock and grief, and helps to integrate difficult experiences.
For anguish or despair; for feeling that one has reached the limits of one’s endurance. Sweet Chestnut lightens feelings of unbearable burden, makes one realize one is not alone, and renews trust in the potential for benevolence in life.
For over-effort. For those so strongly motivated by ideals, especially of justice and fairness, that their over-enthusiasm and fervency sabotages their good intentions. Vervain relaxes strain and imparts a wider viewpoint, allowing for appropriate enthusiasm that can genuinely inspire others.
For those with a need to be in control of situations and people, personally or in business, and who insist that things be done only their way. For a dominating or demanding personality. Vine encourages a more cooperative state, relaxes the need for control and imparts genuine leadership qualities. Good for negotiating.
For those distracted or influenced away from their intentions by other personalities, concepts or surroundings. For feeling unsettled or vulnerable in new situations. For times of change: job, home, school, puberty, menopause, divorce, etc. Walnut offers protection during transitions, helps to break old patterns and assists in adapting to new circumstances.
For those who find contact with others draining. For people of a reserved, private, dignified nature who require much quiet time. For loneliness, pride and aloofness. Water Violet encourages a freer flow of energy, enabling one to enjoy the company of others and to feel closer to people without sacrificing one’s sense of self or independence.
For persistent worrying or mental chatter. For recurring unwanted thoughts like a “hamster on a wheel.” White Chestnut imparts greater peace of mind and the ability to use one’s thoughts more constructively. Also good for insomnia caused by churning thoughts.
For uncertainty about what path in life to take; for multi-talented people who want to accomplish something in life but have too many choices. For dissatisfaction and frustration with one’s goals and ambitions. Wild Oat establishes a clearer sense of purpose and sense of direction.
For apathy, indifference and resignation. For those who can’t make the effort to include more joy and meaning in their lives, surrendering to the notion of an unchangeable fate. Wild Rose revives one’s enthusiasm for life, imparting more energy to engage in meaningful activities.
For resentment and bitterness or the need to place blame. For complaining, grumbling, self-pity or the feeling that life is unfair. Willow enables one to take responsibility for one’s own life, allowing a better attitude toward success by releasing feelings of victimization.
For all forms of acute stress. For emergency situations, accidents, any shock or fright; for exams, public speaking, new jobs, doctors’ appointments, interviews, etc. Rescue remedy is invaluable for quickly stabilizing the emotions: by immediately reducing effects of shock, it allows more ready mental clarity and healthier physiological responses under stressful conditions.