With a background in natural health, I have used natural remedies for over 25 years.  From herbs to teas, aromatherapy to minerals, homeopathy to massage, going “natural” has been at the core of my life.

As an End of Life Doula, I find that natural remedies fit perfectly into helping those who are approaching the end of their life, as well as their family members. In particular, I love using flower essences (or flower remedies), as they can be helpful with soothing ongoing stress and grieving issues.

The original Bach Flower Essences were developed between 1920-1930 by the famous English physician, pathologist and bacteriologist Dr. Edward Bach.  Dr. Bach wrote and published The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies, a landmark book that described effective methods of holistic healing based on the safe and therapeutic use of wildflowers.  The book discusses the 38 remedies he created — Bach flower essences or remedies — that treat specific and underlying negative emotional states or characteristics that can harm the human body.

You might have heard of the popular “Rescue Remedy”, a blend of Star of Bethlehem, Rock Rose, Cherry Plum, Impatiens and Clematis which is used in times of crisis and stress to relax, get focused and achieve calmness.  I’ve been using and creating custom flower remedies for over 20 years and I love their subtle way of helping people to overcome emotional strains.  They are prepared extracts, like homeopathic remedies, sourced from various flowers and help to bring about gentle healing to balance negative energies in the body. Flower essences are a natural and safe form of complementary healing and are free of toxins and preservatives. They can be used in conjunction with other therapies, even ongoing prescription medicine and treatments, as they are natural and homeopathic in nature and won’t interfere. These essences are highly diluted and preserved in a mixture of water and a small amount of alcohol (typically brandy). They’re easy to take, too — all you have to do is apply a few drops directly under your tongue or just add to water and drink.

Approaching the end of life can stir up very stressful emotions.  Grief, fear, anger, sadness and depression are common for the person who is dying, as well as for their family members.  A custom-blended remedy can be created just for you, based on your unique emotional state to help to reduce your stress levels.  Consultations for a custom-blended flower remedy can be done via phone and the remedies can be shipped anywhere in the United States.  Contact Me to find out more about this unique type of therapy.