In a Bach Flower consultation, your current mental and emotional attitudes are reviewed and discussed. Traditionally, the role of the Bach Flower Registered Practitioner is to assist you in choosing the remedies accordingly. When you meet with Helen, she often uses the "glass of water" method in addition to the traditional interview to assist in determining the correct remedy.
The client is given a glass of water and as each attitude is determined two drops of the indicated remedy is put in the water. The client is asked to take a sip. In Helen's experience, if it is the correct remedy, there is an immediate shift in the client's attitude or emotional state. Most often, 4 to 6 remedies are indicated at any one time. This, of course, varies on the individual and the current circumstance. The client is then given a treatment bottle of the verified remedies and directed to take four drops by mouth four times a day, and more often if desired. The value of the "glass of water" is that it reliably shows the correct remedies for that person at that time.
The client is shown how to make their own treatment bottle. The chosen remedies and the indications for the remedies chosen are reviewed. Helen gives you a handout with the remedies and their indications, with the instructions to review the reason for the remedies chosen, and to be aware when any other attitude presents. Her goal is to train you in how to choose and use the remedies for yourself.
The treatment bottle contains the remedies determined during your consultation. You are then instructed to take 4 drops at LEAST four times a day. You may take it more frequently. Often, Helen will instruct the client to take the drops every hour for the first day, then go to four times a day. Remember, this is a vibrational remedy and does not interact with medication You cannot become addicted to it.
The initial consultation is up to 120 minutes in length. Helen recommends a follow-up session in 2 weeks to review your response, and assess which remedies are now indicated. The follow-sessions are up to 60 minutes. Ongoing consultations allow the client to learn about their habitual attitudes and thoughts and how to choose their personal remedies.
The Bach Flower Remedies generally work "like an onion." That is, in layers. As one clears the surface attitudes, other attitudes usually surface, and these require different remedies.
The Bach Flower Remedies are the most individual of treatments. The remedies address how you, the individual, is right now. Attitudes and situations change, and thus the indicated remedies change. When a client says the remedies "stopped working," it is either they have not been taking them, or (usually) the attitudes have shifted and different remedies are indicated. Helen's goal is to educate the client about the Bach Flower Remedies, the indications, how to choose remedies, and how to make one's own treatment bottle.
A Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner (BFRP) since 2005, she utilizes the Bach Flower Remedies on a daily basis. Helen has extensive experience in clinical practice as well as with herself, family, friends, and pets.
The initial consultation fee is $175. This includes a 120 minute session with Helen and your personalized treatment bottle. The follow-up consultations, up to 60 minutes, are $100 and include your personalized treatment bottle.