Children's Flower Essences by Laura Brudvig
At Herbs4You, we believe that children's mental and emotional health is very important. That's why we created flower essence blends specifically for children! Childhood is a critical time to develop the tools they need to thrive as adults and become productive members of society. Many adults who are struggling physically, mentally, or emotionally can trace their problems back to their own childhoods. The stored emotions we carry as "baggage" as adults were often created during a painful or difficult experience we had as a child. During our youth is when we create a "rule book" for life, as well as how we view ourselves, others, and the world we live in. These deeper held thoughts stay with us and become the filter through which we see everything. This shows us how important it is for children to be able to effectively work through their thoughts and emotions so they do not learn to store or stuff them down, creating an inaccurate or dysfunctional filter.
With children, the laws of nature are in their favor because energy gains a momentum over time. This means that the longer we store emotions, the more difficult it is to release them. Energy that has been stored for many years will be heavier, more compacted, and more resistant to change. The energy within children can be easily changed because they are less "stuck in their ways". This means that mental, emotional, and behavioral issues can be easily addressed. This also means that flower essences are very effective on children, as well as completely safe!
Speaking Their Language
Children have their own unique way of viewing the world. They do not yet have a developed prefrontal cortex, meaning they do not look at things logically or rationally. Instead, they operate mostly out of the amygdala- or the "fight or flight" emotional brain. They show us through their energy what they are thinking and feeling. We are able to tell what is going on at a deeper level by the energy they give off. If the energy is chaotic and disruptive, then they are off their energetic equilibrium and need to return in order to achieve health and vitality, as well as go on to develop more advanced skills, such as logic and reasoning in the prefrontal cortex. Without being balanced and therefore, not "safe" according to the amygdala's fight or flight instinct, the child will likely struggle to learn and concentrate, follow directions, and manage their emotions.
As you can see from the chart below based off psychologist Erik Erikson's work, children need to accomplish the task in each stage, or they become stuck in that stage, unable to move forward.
We have created two unique flower essence blends designed for children and teenagers. Let's take a closer look at how they can help during these important life stages: