Bach Flower Remedies for Stress Relief, Stress Management and Burn Out

Bach Flower Remedies for Stress Relief, Stress Management and Burn Out

Are you feeling stressed? Are you constantly feeling overwhelmed and like you can't keep up? You're not alone. Stress is a huge problem in our society today, and it can cause all sorts of problems if left untreated. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of Bach flower remedies for stress relief, stress management and burn out. We will also provide a list of the most common signs of burnout so that you can identify if you are at risk.

What is stress?

Stress is the body's response to any demand placed upon it. When you perceive a threat, your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones rouse the body for emergency action. Your heart pounds faster, muscles tense, blood pressure rises, breath quickens, and your senses become sharper. These physical changes increase your strength and stamina, speed your reaction time, and enhance your focus—preparing you to either fight or flee from the danger at hand. This "fight-or-flight" response is a natural part of the human stress response. It has evolved over centuries to protect us from predators and other threats. The stress response is activated in every kind of stressful situation, whether it's facing a bear or giving a presentation to your boss. Although this stress response is vital for survival, it also wears on the body over time. When activated too often or for too long, the stress response can take a toll on our physical and mental health. Fortunately, there are things we can do to manage our stress in healthy ways.

Stress relief and stress management

Signs of Burnout

Signs of burnout are different for every individual. However, there are some commonalities that many people experience when they are burned out. These include feeling chronically exhausted, feeling disconnected from work or other activities, and experiencing increased irritability. Burnout can also lead to physical symptoms such as headaches, gastrointestinal problems, and difficulty sleeping. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to take a step back and assess your situation. Are you taking on too much responsibility? Do you need more support? Are you neglecting your own needs? Taking some time to reflect on your situation can help you to identify the causes of your burnout and find ways to improve the situation.

What are Bach Flower Remedies and how do they work

Bach Flower Remedies are a system of 38 natural flower essences that can be used to alleviate emotional imbalances. The remedies are based on the belief that our emotions play a role in our physical health and wellbeing, and that by addressing these imbalances, we can promote healing on all levels. While the remedies are most commonly used to treat stress, anxiety, and depression, they can also be helpful for addressing other issues such as fear, anger, grief, and insecurity.

How do Bach Flower Remedies work? Each flower essence vibrates at a specific frequency that corresponds to a particular emotional state. When we are in balance, our energy field is in harmony with the natural world around us. However, when we experience negative emotions, it can disrupt this balance and cause disharmony. By taking the appropriate remedy, we can restore balance and harmony to our energy field, promoting healing on all levels.

The most common Bach Flower Remedies for stress relief

There are a variety of Bach Flower Remedies that can be used to provide relief from stress. The most common ones are:

Cherry Plum

  • You fear you might lose control
  • Nerves are stretched to breaking point, uncontrolled outbreaks of rage
  • You feel like you’re heading for a breakdown, a ticking time bomb
  • Positive potential: courage and composure


  • Your enthusiasm consumes you, unable to rest
  • The Vervain mind is stressed, always on, takes on too much
  • Firm principles, incensed by injustice
  • Mental activity can lead to exhaustion & tension
  • Positive potential: ability to unwind


  • You feel impatient with the slow pace of people or things
  • Can be irritable, want everything done in a hurry
  • Active mind & restless - can lead to tension & exhaustion
  • Positive potential: live a life less rushed & patience

Rock Water

  • You’re overly perfectionist & self-disciplined
  • Deny yourself enjoyable things due to high standards
  • Strong opinions & hard on yourself
  • Want to be seen as example & can be a martyr
  • Positive potential: be more flexible


  • You like to be in charge, can be overbearing & bossy
  • Powerful energy, leadership qualities but like to order people about
  • Can be aggressive, never doubt superiority
  • Positive potential: to be a wise & understanding leader

These are the top 5 flower remedies for stress, but there are others that you may also want to consider on our flower remedies for stress page.

Each Bach Flower Remedy is made from a different flower essence, which is diluted in water and then taken orally. They are safe to use for both adults and children, and can be used as needed or on a regular basis. When choosing a Bach Flower Remedy for stress relief, it is important to choose one that best matches your specific symptoms. Consulting with a practitioner who is familiar with the remedies can be helpful in making this determination.

How to use Bach Flower Remedies for stress relief

Bach flower remedies are a completely natural, safe and gentle way to manage stress. They are taken orally (ingested) either directly into your mouth or added to a drink. At Mindful Remedies we create personalised flower remedy blends using up to seven flower remedies in a bottle (as Dr Bach prescribed.) You can select from any of the 38 flower remedies in the system. We've created two pages which may be helpful for you:

Personalised Bach flower remedy list - which includes all 38 flower remedies for you to add to your remedy

Bach flower remedies for stress - which includes a shortened list of flower remedies specifically for managing stress.

We make all our blends by hand using the Original Bach Flower Remedies and we ship worldwide.

Alternatively, you may want to book an online consultation with Lucy who is a qualified Bach practitioner, registered with the Bach Centre.

Other Ways of Managing Stress & Sources of Stress Relief

Chronic stress can lead to physical and mental health problems, so it’s important to find ways to manage it. There are many different sources of stress, so it’s important to identify the ones that are affecting you and find specific ways to deal with them. Some common coping mechanisms include:

  • Identify the source of your stress - The first step in managing stress is to identify the source of your stress. Once you have identified the cause of your stress, you can take steps to eliminate or reduce it. If work is the source of your stress, you may need to find a new job or make changes to your current job. If family or personal relationships are the source of your stress, you may need to set boundaries or seek counselling.
  • Exercise - it releases endorphins, which have mood-boosting properties, and it can help to clear your mind and focus your thoughts. Additionally, exercise boosts your energy levels and helps to improve your overall sense of wellbeing.
  • Relaxation techniques - relaxation techniques can help to manage stress and stop racing thoughts by reducing the amount of cortisol, the stress hormone, in your body. One such technique is deep breathing. Deep breathing helps to slow your heart rate and lower your blood pressure. It also increases the oxygen levels in your body and helps to reduce muscle tension. Another relaxation technique is progressive muscle relaxation. This involves tensing and relaxing different muscle groups in your body, starting with your toes and working up to your head. progressive muscle relaxation can help to reduce both physical and mental stress. Finally, meditation is a great way to clear your mind and focus on the present moment. All of these relaxation techniques can help you to manage stress and feel more relaxed.
  • Take breaks during the day - Most people's workdays are filled with a non-stop string of tasks and responsibilities. While this can be a productive way to get things done, it can also be quite stressful.  By taking a break, you'll give your mind and body a chance to recharge, which can help you feel refreshed and ready to tackle the rest of your day.
  • Journaling - Writing down your thoughts and feelings can help you to identify and process the source of your stress. In addition, journaling can provide a much-needed outlet for pent-up emotions. 
  • Consider talking to a therapist - If you find that you are struggling to cope with stress, talking to a therapist may be beneficial. Therapists can help you to identify the source of your stress and develop coping mechanisms. You may also want to consider talking to a Bach flower practitioner who can provide a supportive ear alongside prescribing a flower remedy to support your body getting back into emotional balance
  • Taking some time each day to do something you enjoy - can also help reduce stress levels and reduce signs of burn out. Whether it's reading, listening to music, or spending time with friends and family, finding activities that make you happy will help you manage stress more effectively.

stress relief and signs of burnout

There are many different ways to cope with stress, so find the ones that work best for you and make sure to take care of yourself.

You may also want to consider Bach flower remedies if you're looking for a natural remedy for stress relief.

When to see a doctor about stress relief

Stress is a normal part of life, and it can be caused by a variety of factors, including work, family, and personal relationships. While some stress is normal and even necessary, too much stress can take a toll on your physical and mental health. If you're feeling overwhelmed by stress, it's important to take steps to manage it in a healthy way. One way to do this is to see a doctor about stress relief. A doctor can help you identify the source of your stress and develop a plan to manage it. If you're feeling stressed, don't hesitate to talk to your doctor about ways to reduce stress and improve your overall health.

about the author

Since 2021, Lucy Edwards, a qualified Bach Flower Practitioner and the driving force behind Mindful Remedies, has connected with clients across the world. Crafting thousands of personalised remedies, Lucy has supported individuals' emotional wellbeing, shipping remedies to far-flung places like the USA, Thailand, and Australia.

Lucy is readily available for conversations, offering personalised advice to guide you on the path to holistic wellness. It's important to note that she's not only qualified but also registered with the Bach Centre, ensuring that every consultation and remedy adheres to Dr Bach’s original guidelines for expert care and efficacy.