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  • Writer's pictureRose Todd

Feeling SAD?  Would you like some help?

Here in the northern hemisphere, we’re heading for the mid-winter Solstice and although the days will soon be getting lighter, we still have more than two months of winter coming our way.

The darkness of winter seems to close in and can leech any self-worth you have and sap your confidence. Even when you know you’ve so much good in your life and you should be happy, you might be feeling absolutely wretched.

This condition is known as SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and it’s a ‘real’ thing.  People seem to ‘wilt’ for the lack of sunlight during the shorter, heavy overcast days and the dark evenings, along with the intense cold and biting wind. Winter affects some badly.

If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, I know it’s summer for you now. But I know that more than one of my friends ‘down there’ suffer from SAD syndrome. So, this blog is worth remembering for when you head into winter. We’re all affected by the cold but for some, the lack of sunlight has a deeper impact.

Although we can cope with these feelings if they pass quickly, if they build up over the winter months, they seem to take a stubborn hold and what happens when our feelings aren’t recognised and healed? They get pushed down, suppressed, depressed deep down and that’s where they fester and turn into despair.

Do the shorter days and darker evenings of winter seem to bring persistent low moods that you can’t shake off? If you have lost interest in your work and your normal life and each evening you find yourself scurrying home and firmly closing the door behind you, wishing you could close out winter too, then the Bach Flower Remedies can certainly help you deal with the winter blues.

Bach Flower Remedies

The Bach Flower Remedies (perhaps you call them Essences) heal negative emotions. There are 38 remedies that cover every negative feeling we have. You choose which remedies you need by identifying your negative feelings. The Remedies are natural (made from flowers) and they are very simple to use.

If you or a loved one suffer from SAD syndrome, here are some remedy suggestions to help you:

Mustard is for depression: when it feels as if a dark cloud has suddenly descended on you, and you’re living in a fog, completely disconnected from everyone and everything.

Star of Bethlehem is for the feeling of sadness and sorrow.

Hornbeam is the remedy for the Monday Morning feeling, when you feel as if you don’t have the strength to get through the day.

Wild Rose is for the “I can’t be bothered” feeling. If you lack motivation and are resigned to your situation and make no attempt to change it.

Larch is for self-confidence (a truly brilliant remedy).

Pine is for the feeling of “I could have/should have done better”.

How to take the remedies There are several ways to take the remedies, all of them work. One way is not more effective than the other but one is definitely more economical. This blog will help you find a way of taking the remedies that suit you:

Over to you!

Guest writer: Rose Todd, The Bach Flower School

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