May 30, 2024

Rising energy prices seem to the biggest cause for concern. My electricity bill has increased by 400%. I’ve spoken to my energy supplier and was told “that’s how it is…“.

Even if “that is how it is.’ it’s not helpful and our anxiety levels are skyrocketing along with the cost of electricity…..And to crown it all, the country is in political chaos too!

We can’t control or do anything about the political situation.

We can’t control the rising prices of energy.

But we can ‘control’ (and heal) are rising anxieties.

If anxiety and fear is distrubting your day – and your sleep too – then the Bach Flower Remedies can help you through this most difficult of times.

Anxiety is debiliating and crippling and it takes over our lives.

Anxiety can range from a subtle murmur in the pit of your stomach to being so intense that it restricts your chest and you can hardly breath. This is the most intense form of fear and is generally what we call a ‘panic attack’.

I’ve given you a few suggestions about remedies that might help you with anxiety, but one of the other Bach Flower Remedies might be helpful for you.

What Causes Anxiety?

My understanding is that anxiety comes from fear….and no, they are not the same thing.

Imagine a volcano. Anxiety is like the hot molten rock that swirls and churns far beneath the surface of the earth. It’s always there, just looking for a ‘trigger’ and a crack in the earth’s crust so it can force its way through. It then erupts into hot, full blown fear that paralyses us.

I believe the cause of anxiety comes from being afraid you’ll be hurt. It also comes from feeling you have no self-confidence and wont be able to cope with what life throws at you. As well as having no confidence, being critised is extremely hurtful. 

And right now, our anxiety about how we are going to manage today – let alone being anxious about the future – is extremely high.

You may not have thought of it in this way, but we don’t feel just one emotion at a time.  So within our anxiety, there’ll be a few other feelings but the bottom line will be that your anxiety sucks every ounce of confidence out of you.


I know I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again, I believe that confidence is the foundation of a happy life. Even if you’re confident, you might not be able to cope with every situation that life throws at you, but at least you’re confident enough to give it a try.

Here are a few suggestions to help you with anxiety and those awful feelings of intense anxiety and panic attacks, and of course a little about the remedy to give you confidence.

Finding the right remedy to help you has as much to do with how you respond to your anxiety as the anxiety itself.  Not every remedy will heal your anxiety – but chose the ‘right’ one, and it will literary begin to change your life sooner than you think.


Mimulus is one of the most commonly bought remedies for anxiety – which shows how common anxiety is. Mimulus is for known fears.

If you know what you’re anxious about, then Mimulus will help you. If you need Mimulus, you’ll keep your worry to yourself, you won’t talk about it or discuss it. You’ll just push it down – probably into your stomach. A young child might not realise they’re anxious but will complain of stomach pains when they’re facing something new or they’re not sure about.

Rock Rose

This remedy is taken daily by millions in Rescue Remedy. It’s the remedy for ‘urgent fear’ – panic!  The Rock Rose fear (or ingense anxiety) is the volcano erupting! 

There are some people who live in a chronic state of high-level fear every day! Rock Rose, over time, will heal this chronic condition. (However, if this is you, you’ll probably benefit from professional advice to help you.) 

You can find out which remedy you need by asking yourself how intense your feelings are. Extremely intense so that they rule your day means you need Rock Rose.

Bach Flower Remedies are so much more than Rescue Remedy. There are 38 remedies that cover every emotion felt by mankind. You can discover in my many blogs, remedies that you might need, that you didn’t know about.


This is the confidence remedy…and it is absoltuely brilliant.

Here are a few other things that Larch can help: You don’t believe in yourself and/or you don’t attempt new things because you expect to fail.

This remedy will restore your confidence and as you take this remedy, you’ll find you’ll be less anxious.
You can see how Larch goes well with the anxiety and fear remedies. In fact, I would go so far as to say, don’t take one Mimulus without taking Larch.

Red Chestnut

Just a few words on Red Chestnut. This is the remedy to help if you’re really anxious about loved ones. These are trying times and I know that we’ve all had a lot to contend with and this has increased our worry about our family.

If you’re interested in find out about this natural, simple and extremely powerful healing system, get in touch with me. As you can tell – I just love them – and know you will too!

Over to You..

I hope you found the blog helpful. The remedies are natural, simple and safe to take. They make a tremendous difference in my life, and they can do in your’s too.

As always, I’d love to hear from you, so please leave our comments in the Comment Box below. 

I look forward to hearing from you. 

Thank you. Rose

About the author 

Rose Todd

Rose is the founder of The Bach Flower School, a qualified Bach Flower Practitioner and a Qualified Homeopath. Her passion for the Bach Flower Remedy healing system as been growing since she first discovered Bach's work. She has been teaching the Bach principles for over four decades now. When she's not reading a book on natural healing, she is walking around a lake or spending time with her family.

  • Judith MacKay says:

    Thank you Rose this is really helpful. My fears and have to say despair seem to come after dark and I just sit and cry on my own. I have Mimulus and will add that to the mix.

    • Rose Todd says:

      Dear Judith. Thank you for writing. I’m sorry to hear that the dark brings despair.
      That’s not good at all. If you’know what you’re worried about, then Mimulus will certainly help. As you have Mimulus, definitely add it to your mix – which I hope contains Rescue Remedy. If it doesn’t, I suggest you add that too.
      I hope you feel better very soon.
      Warm wishes

      • Judith MacKay says:

        Thank you Rose. Really appreciate this

  • Pat Wells says:

    A good read Rose. You are a walking miracle !

    • Rose Todd says:

      Thank you Pat – I’m glad you enjoyed the blog
      (And thank you for your very kind words!)
      Rose x

  • Dinesh Sharma says:

    Thanks Rose for very useful Article and Knowledge

    • Rose Todd says:

      It’s a pleasure Dinesh. I’m glad you found it useful.
      Take care and enjoy the remedies.

  • Veronika abraham says:

    By good ljuck, today I found your blog about anxiety . Fantastic I still have to wait for a little while before I can take the remedies again. – but they’re always there.
    How are you? That is just as important I know so little about you, but I have the feeling I know you enough to see how fantastic you are. Love Veronika

    • Rose Todd says:

      Hello Veronika. Good to hear from you. I’m glad you found the blog on Anxiety on my site. There are a couple of other blogs on Anxiety too. Perhpas you could have a look at those one day too.
      I’m glad you’re doing so much better. The remedies will be there, waiting for you, when you need them again.
      I’m very well thank you – and thank you for your kind words.
      Keep well. Warm wishes Rose.

  • Ms Vidya Shivakumar says:

    Thank You so much Rose. I really enjoy reading your blogs. Someone whom I know has anxiety with uncontrollable shivers and jaw clenching as a strong physical reaction. I am going to add Agrimony and Mimulus to Rescue and try. Will keep you posted.

    • Rose Todd says:

      Hello Vidya. Thank you for leaving a Comment and for your kind words about the blogs. I’m glad you enjoy them.
      We would shiver and tremble uncontrolably, even to the point of clenching our jaw is because something has happened and we;re terrified. it’s fear that ‘s bring on these symptoms. The remedy for this is Rock Rose (its in Rescue Remedy). The person you speak of is anxious – they have gone passed anxiety into intense fear and panic. Mimulus is unlikely to help.
      Agrimony wont help at all. Yes, Agrimony pushes their anxiety down, but they do this by going out, shoppping, going to parties. Is this how your friend is responding to her fear?
      Ask her what she’s afraid of… she she doesn’t know – its just a ‘creepy’ feeling she has, then add Aspen to the Rescue Remedy.
      Put the remedies in a glass of water and give her a sip eery 10 minutes until she’s calmer.
      This will help. Take care. And well done for helping someone in distress. Rose.

  • Great read rose as always, insight and inspiration from you about the remedies and what they are about, no one can escape the fears of every day life’s ups and downs, would not be without them Cheryl

    • Rose Todd says:

      Hllo Cheryl. Thank you for your kind words. You’re right we all have our share of hardships and grief: of ups and downs. I think we do need a tool to help us through our troubles, and I thin Bach Flower Remedies does this beautifully. (As you know)>
      I’ve said ti before , and I know I’ll say it many times over…. I really don’t know why the Remedies are not more widly used. Thanks for the comment Cheryl. Take care. love Rose

  • vimla sharma says:

    Hi Rose, Thankyou so much for this I so appreciate this. Intutively I have been taking mimulus and larch together. It has supported a lot.
    Hoping to attempt the basic course you sent me as I was very unwell last year I got the course but was unable to pursue it.
    I didn’t pursue a consult with you as I am currently taking homeopathy and I understand as you are a classical homeopath and don’t mix flower essences with remedies.
    Anyway all is well. Thankyou so much for your heartfelt contributions it helps a lot. x

  • Judith MacKay says:

    Hi Rose
    Thank you for such an informative Blog together with aids to help.

    • Rose Todd says:

      Dear Judith. Good to hear from you. I’m glad you found the blog helpful. Anxiety is such a vast subject and there are many remedies that can help our anxieties. Take can. love Rose

  • Thankyou Rose for your ongoing devotion to Bach Flowers -passing your wisdom and experience onto further generations and inspiring others at a time when humans need these gentle healers. Bravo!

    • Rose Todd says:

      Hello Maureen. Thank you for yoru kind thoughts. Its a pleasure.
      I don’t understand why Bach Flower Remedies are not more widly used.
      I’ve been using them for over 40 years and have gathered a lot of knowledge and understanding from using them and if I can pass on some of that understanding to others to help their lives, then I’ll continue to do so. And it is a pl.easure to so do.
      Thank you again. Go well and wikth love. Rose

  • What a wonderful reminder of all the Bach remedies that can tackle anxiety and fear. Thank you so much for educating us.

    • Rose Todd says:

      Hello Lola. Thank you for your kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed gthe Blog.
      Yes, there are lots of remedies that cover, what seems like 1 emotion. I hope you found something to help you or yoru loved ones.
      Take care. Rose

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