In this, the last part of the series, I will continue to explore some recommended complementary therapies. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and I would be very interested to hear from you about anything which you have found helpful.
Bach Flower Remedies are a very gentle way of supporting both people and animals.
Below is a list of some of the essences that can be used:
Rescue Remedy – this is a combination of 6 essences that restore clarity and calm, and reduce panic and shock. Rescue is a good choice for survivors whenever death has occurred suddenly and unexpectedly, as well as when the individual has passed after a long, physically and/or emotionally arduous period.
Water Violet –specifically indicated for the processing of grief. This is called for when the person / animal withdraws from company, seeking solace in isolation. It will typically will bring on a short-term release of tears as grief is released and processed.
Honeysuckle –for those who pine away for lost loved ones, living overmuch in the memory of what was. Honeysuckle helps regain normal, healthy remembrance while allowing one to move on and face the present hopefully.
Gorse –when the person seems to have lost hope.
Gentian – the flower essence for setbacks. Some individuals are prone to taking difficult life events to heart, and losing faith that life is overall good.
Olive –for exhaustion. Olive restores emotional energy, and in doing so, improves the ability to regain physical energy and stamina.
Hornbeam – an excellent choice when grief drains one’s enthusiasm about life.
Star of Bethlehem – the remedy specifically for shock, pain, and numbness brought on by trauma.
Elm –for overwhelm. Indicated when this loss has added yet another strain, and the individual appears hard pressed to handle one more thing. Elm restores stamina.
Mimulus – the remedy for fears, a not uncommon response to loss. Mimulus increases courage in the face of uncertainty.
Aspen – the essence for anxiety. Aspen reduces apprehension.
Clematis – the remedy for the drifting, daydream-y, in your own world response that can be an avoidance of painful reality. Clematis restores mental clarity and presence of mind.
Other therapies that can be very beneficial include acupuncture and massage which can help to unblock ‘stuck’ energies helping people and animals to move on through their grief journey.
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