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Remarkable Change To Behaviour From 7 Drops A Day

Thursday, September 1, 2011 by Amanda

I recently visited Patricia Whitfield, a Medical Herbalist regarding my daughters’ behaviour. She was often explosive and partial to angry / frustrated outbursts. I described the behaviour as best I could and with the answers to a few very insightful questions from Trish, she recommended a formula of Australian Bush Flower Essences.

Kayla, my 5 year old daughter, loved taking the drops (as she called them) which were provided in a bottle with fairies and stars on the outside! She attends a Montessori preschool where the learning is self-directed and will move into the primary school when she turns 6. Two days after starting to take the drops, one of the teachers at stopped me after school and said “Kayla has really stepped into herself in the last 2 days. She has started choosing big project work, asking for resources and really expanding her scope. She’s even pulled the other kids into it too. She’s really ready for the Primary school now.” The teacher was as surprised as she was pleased. So, is it coincidence that she made this change within 24 hours of taking the first drops – I think not!

Unfortunately, the behaviour at home got more extreme, more explosive, over the next week. By the end of that week, another of the teachers had commented to me about the change in Kayla and how nice it was to see. This led me to reflect on what the differences were between school and home that may be influencing this. A big difference I determined was “choice”. Within the boundaries set at school, she was free to choose what to do. However, at home, the boundaries were different and had to take into account the whole family.

I felt that Kayla had become very focussed on what she wanted and when this didn’t fit in with the rest of the family, she became very frustrated. Just being aware of this has helped me to appreciate where she was coming from and within 2 – 3 days I started to notice a change in her. I am not aware that I even did anything different. I think that my attitude shifted a bit and this gave Kayla the space she needed. Instead of coming home asking for a movie straight away, she got out an activity book and started to make things out of it, asking for help or resources as she needed them. She had never done this before.

What a lovely change it has been and all it took was 2 weeks on Australia Bush Flower Essences and one session of reflection on my part. That has to be the best $15 I have spent in a while.

I would love to hear about your experience with Flower Essences. What have they helped you, or your family, with?



2 Responses to “Remarkable Change To Behaviour From 7 Drops A Day”

  1. Deborah says:

    Amanda, this is such great news. I just love the way that children and animals respond to essences. They are both so open to the magic of it all. Of course the essences will never change their personality, but they will help deal with the transitioning from one phase of life to another. Miracles know no bounds with essences.

    Interesting also that you mention the price. Have you found that sometimes we value something more when we pay more? Why is it we do that? I sometimes think I should put my prices up LOL.

    Lots of love to you and your family.

    Deborah

  2. Amanda says:

    Hi Deborah. It does certainly seem to be a thing of our times that people put more value on what they pay more for! When it really comes down to it though, I think a lot of the best things we get are the ones we get for free. A hug from a child … a lick from an animal … the sun shining down on us … getting some unexpected help just when we need it … a smile from just about anyone … all these things that brighten our day for no cost at all. Isn’t it wonderful. As far as prices go, I find that many Natural Health Practitioners want to help others so much that they are prepared to do it for free or almost free! This is where the issue of value can become an important one. Who is taking responsibility for the change when one person is giving wholeheartedly and another is receiving (maybe with reserve)? Obviously, it depends on what action the person receiving takes as to whether they are valuing the service. Just musing – you raised an interesting debate topic! Thanks. Amanda

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