Teenage years can feel like being on a roller coaster where emotions are high one day and low the next.
This is not only due to hormonal changes, but also life changing experiences such as dealing with peers and peer pressure, school studies, increased responsibilities and most commonly, relationship issues.
Emotional awareness is very important for teenagers to acknowledge and articulate what and how they feel so that strategies to deal with their emotions can be exercised.
One positive way to help is through the use of Bach Flower remedies. Bach Flowers are plant based remedies that are specific for different mood states that impact upon our mental, emotional and physical well-being.
Dr Edward Bach was the creator of the 38 Bach Flower remedies in the 1930's. His philosophy was:
'A healthy mind ensures a healthy body'.
Bach Flowers are appropriate for all ages, are completely safe, have no side effects, are non-addictive and can be used alongside conventional medicine.
**Choose up to 7 remedies that best suit your present emotional state.
|1/ AGRIMONY||Put on a cheerful face, hate quarrels & hide problems behind humour & jesting.|
|Nervous and anxious, worry & fear, but no explainable reason.|
|Critical and intolerant towards people, events & situations.|
|4/ CENTAURY||Quiet, gentle, over anxious to serve and please others to their own detriment.|
|Lack confidence to trust own judgment to make decisions.|
6/ CHERRY PLUM
Deep despair and fear of losing control of behaviour.
7/ CHESTNUT BUD
|Keep repeating same mistakes; fail to learn from experience.|
|Over-possessive, have to manipulate and control situations.|
|Daydream, lack concentration, no real interest in present.|
|10/ CRAB APPLE||Poor self-image, ashamed, embarrassed by unpleasant physical symptoms or features.|
|11/ ELM||Capable people feeling overwhelmed by a sense of responsibility.|
|12/ GENTIAN||Easily discouraged and despondent when faced with difficulties.|
|Feel hopelessness, despair, don’t believe anything will work.|
|14/ HEATHER||Demanding of attention and company, dislike being alone, talkative.|
Feelings of extreme envy, jealousy, hate & suspicion.
Cannot let go of the past, homesickness or nostalgia.
|17/ HORNBEAM||Mental weariness, ‘Monday morning’ feeling, doubt ability to face the day.|
Impatient, hasty, fidgety, frustrated, easily irritated.
Lacks self-confidence and feels inferior.
|20/ MIMULUS|| |
Fear of being alone, of dark, spiders, death, flying.
|Experience unexplained deep gloom that comes on for no apparent reason.|
|22/ OAK||Workaholic, exhausted, but struggles on driven by strong sense of duty.|
|Exhaustion, fatigue due to over-work.|
|24/ PINE||Full of self-blame, think could have done better even when successful.|
25/ RED CHESTNUT
|Over-concerned and over-anxious for others.|
26/ ROCK ROSE
|Panic-stricken, frozen in fear.|
27/ ROCK WATER
|Set strict and too high standards for self.|
|Suffer from indecision and uncertainty.|
29/ STAR OF BETHLEHEM
|Shock - after effects of trauma or traumatic events.|
30/ SWEET CHESTNUT
|Extreme mental anguish, hopeless despair, intense sorrow.|
|Strong willed with fixed principles and ideas, argumentative.|
|Authoritative, domineering, inflexible, put others down.|
|33/ WALNUT||Facing major life changes and need protection from influence of others.|
|34/ WATER VIOLET||Private persons, who appear proud, anti-social and aloof, prefer to be alone.|
35/ WHITE CHESTNUT
|Repeated unwanted thoughts, mental arguments, insomnia.|
|36/ WILD OAT||Loss of sense of direction or purpose; uncertain of correct pathway in life.|
37/ WILD ROSE
|Resigned to life as is, make little or no effort to improve situations.|
|Resentment, self pity, ‘poor me’, bitterness after adversity.|