The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy (Paperback)

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• The most comprehensive reference on Bach flower therapy in print.

• Includes the latest information on Bach flower remedies, combination remedies, diagnosis, instructions for preparation, body maps, and more.

• Illustrated with color plates of the Bach flowers and Kirlian photographs of the energy signature of each flower.

Mechthild Scheffer's groundbreaking bestseller Bach Flower Therapy: Theory and Practice revolutionized the science of Bach flower remedies, detailing the healing properties of each individual flower. Now, for practitioner, student, and patient alike, she offers The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy, the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference available on this gentle, effective therapy. The first practitioner to recognize the psychological underpinnings of the Bach flower remedies, Scheffer demonstrates that emotional and physical well-being are inextricably linked and shows how flower therapies can be a powerful tool for healing individual symptoms and restoring balance to one's life.

The author provides a therapeutic profile for each remedy and specific instructions for preparing combination remedies to heal more complex conditions. Thorough diagnostic guidelines, interview questions, progress evaluations, and body maps guide both the practitioner and novice to the proper remedies for innumerable emotional and physical ailments. The author also gives advice for using Bach flower remedies in pediatrics and veterinary medicine. With more than 120 color photographs, The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy is the complete reference for everyone who studies and practices this therapy.

About the Author


Mechthild Scheffer has been active in the field of Bach Flower Therapy since 1978. She introduced Bach’s work into German-speaking countries in 1981 with her first book and has represented the English Bach Centre in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. She is the founder of the Institutes for Bach Flower Therapy Research and Education in Hamburg, Vienna, and Zurich and is the author of many of the most authoritative books on the subject, including The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy. She lives in Hamburg, Germany.

Praise For…


". . . the most complete profiles available for all the Bach Flowers. . . . a perfect book for everyone who studies and uses this therapy."
— The New Times, January 2002

". . . this volume represents the most thorough treatment on the subject currently available. Highly recommended for all alternative medicine collections in both public and academic libraries."
— Mary Stout, Library Journal, November 2001

"A comprehensive guide suitable for the professional practitioner, student, and patient alike."
— Chris Lorenz, Dell Magazines, September 2002

"This Encyclopedia is recommended for those public and academic libraries that have collections in alternative and complementary medicine."
— Lucille Whalen, ARBAonline, March 5, 2003

"[This book] will appeal to anyone who is interested in the emotional and spiritual aspects of healing."
— Marie-Sabine Thomas, Bastyr University Library

"Mechthild Scheffer'sencyclopedia is simply the best reference work on Bach flower therapy available today. Splendidly produced, it carefully describes each flower, the symptoms for which each remedy was designed, and the manner of application--complete with color photographs of the virtuous healing plants and many other helpful illustrations."
— Georg Feuerstein, Traditional Yoga Studies Interactive, Feb. 17, 2006

"This is the best reference book available for learning about Bach Flower Therapy. If you are experiencing any form of negative emotion, or having unexplained pain, this book may offer some very viable solutions. It could truly change your life in a very positive way."
— Nora Caterino, Circlesoflight.com, Sep 2008
Product Details
ISBN: 9780892819416
ISBN-10: 0892819413
Publisher: Healing Arts Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2001
Pages: 352
Language: English

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Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
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- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
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Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.

 

And so - How to read more:
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15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

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50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

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Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

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Maybe a Book Bet?
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Speed Reading

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Outcome

Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
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