Affirmation for Bach Flower Remedies: How to Use Affirmations to Enhance the Effects of Your Bach Flower Remedies
If you're looking to get the most out of your Bach flower remedies, using affirmations can be a great way to enhance their effects. Affirmations are words or phrases that you repeat to yourself on a daily basis, with the goal of reinforcing positive thoughts and feelings. When you use affirmations in conjunction with Bach flower remedies, you can improve your mood, reduce stress and anxiety, and boost your overall well-being. In this blog post, we will discuss how to use affirmations to get the most out of your Bach flower remedies. We will also provide a list of life affirmations that you can use to promote positive thinking and better mental health!
What are affirmations
Affirmations are positive statements or declarations that help to shape our beliefs and attitudes. At the core of every affirmation is a firm belief in oneself, no matter what obstacles one may face along the way. By choosing positive words and focusing on how we want things to be rather than how they currently are, we open ourselves up to new opportunities and ways of thinking.
In the context of personal development and growth, affirmations are often used to challenge and overcome negative self-talk, as well as to build self-esteem and confidence. When used regularly and with conviction, affirmations can help to change our mindset and worldview, paving the way for success in all areas of life.
There are countless examples of how affirmations have helped people overcome challenges and achieve their goals; from quitting smoking or losing weight, to manifesting their dream job or relationship. Whether you're struggling to achieve a major goal or simply trying to maintain a more positive outlook, affirmations can be a powerful tool for unlocking your potential and creating the future you desire.
Do affirmations work?
There is a science behind affirmations! When you create a mental image of yourself doing something, this activates your brain as if the situation were actually happening! By regularly practicing affirmations, you can trick your brain into believing these statements as fact... actions then follow.
Researchers conducted a study using an MRI to detect brain activity when participants practiced affirmation. People who were affirmed showed increased activity in the brain's self-processing and valuation systems when thinking about future-oriented core values. This neural activity also predicted changes in their behaviour, where they became more active after being affirmed. Research has also shown affirmations to be beneficial in educational settings and prior to exam taking.
The most important thing, according to self-affirmation theory, is that your affirmations reflect your core personal values. It is not effective to repeat something to yourself if it does not match your core personal values. Your self-affirmations should be positive, focused and targeted at actions you can take to reinforce your sense of self-identity. Use your real strengths, or strengths that you consider important, to guide your affirmations.
Can affirmation help with depression and anxiety?
Positive affirmations are not a cure for anxiety or depression, but they can help. The idea of affirmations is to change your thinking. When we repeat positive statements about ourselves, we can begin to believe them and feel more confident and hopeful. Positive affirmations may work by helping individuals to focus on the positive aspects of their lives, which can increase feelings of happiness and self-worth. Additionally, affirmations can help to challenge negative thoughts and beliefs, leading to a more positive outlook overall.
Bach flower remedies and affirmations
Bach flower remedies are a system of 38 natural remedies made from wild flowers and plants. Each flower remedy relates to a different emotion. At times, our emotions can go out of balance with our true alignment and flower remedies help the body remember how to be and bring you back into equilibrium. They can help with many different areas of emotional wellbeing and mental health including anxiety, depression, confidence, motivation and much more.
You don't need to practice affirmations to make flower remedies work but often multiple self help tools are helpful and have a cumulative effect on our emotional health. Here, we've match each flower remedy with a supporting affirmation which you may want to accompany your remedy taking. A nice idea is to say these affirmations every time you take the drops (four times per day minimum.)
Agrimony - I can reveal myself
Aspen - I am fearless
Beech - I am accepting
Centaury - I am strong
Cerato - I trust my judgement
Cherry Plum - I am courageous
Chestnut Bud - I am listening and learning
Chicory - I give and receive love freely
Clematis - I am grounded
Crab Apple - I accept myself
Elm - I am capable
Gentian - I am confident it will work out
Gorse - I am hopeful
Heather - I have empathy
Holly - I am full of love
Honeysuckle - I can move on
Hornbeam - I feel mentally energised
Impatiens - I can enjoy taking my time
Larch - I can do whatever I put my mind to
Mimulus - I am brave
Mustard - I am happy
Oak - I allow myself to rest
Olive - I am revitalised
Pine - I am worthy
Red Chestnut - I trust all is well
Rock Rose - I am calm
Rock Water - I am flexible
Scleranthus - I know what I want
Star of Bethlehem - I am comforted. I am alive.
Sweet Chestnut - I trust the path ahead
Vervain - I can relax and not over-do it
Vine - I am respectful and empathetic
Walnut - I stay true to myself
Water Violet - I allow others in
White Chestnut - I control my mind
Wild Oat - I know my vision
Wild Rose - I seize the day
Willow - I take responsibility
Making a flower remedy
If you're interested in trying flower remedies alongside affirmation, Mindful Remedies offer the ability to create your own personalised remedy with up to seven flower remedies in a bottle choosing from any of the 38 flower remedies. Your remedy will be hand-blended and posted to you. You should take the remedy by mouth (either directly onto the tongue or in a drink) a minimum of four drops per day.