Recognising Depression

  • Photo of the mustard flower one of the Dr Bach Flower Remedies that can be used by Anna Walker from New Forest Bach Remedies for dealing with depression.
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I recently attended a talk at my son’s school  which was given by the ex Head Teacher. He had lost one of his four sons to depression and he now goes around talking to schools about how to recognise depression, the symptoms and to note how long they have lasted for. It is an interesting talk if you are not familiar with the signs and symptoms. What was slightly concerning to hear was  that Data obtained by the mental health charity shows that in England, on average, less than half (46 per cent) of trainee GPs undertook a training placement in a mental health setting. If you would like to know more then I can recommend looking at the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust website

As a result of this talk I  recently posted on Instagram about the remedy Mustard which has the keywords : Black depression;melancholia;gloom. I thought I would write a little bit more about the state.

Anna Walker Lifestyle Blogger from New Forest Bach Remedies showing the Bach Remedy Mustard which can help with depression and deep descending gloom with no known origin.

The Mustard state of mind is a black depression, almost a hopeless, despairing melancholia which may suddenly close down on an individual without any apparent reason.It may lift as suddenly as it comes, but while it lasts, it envelops the person like a black cloud that shuts out all the pleasure and joy in life. The cause of the Melancholia in Mustard is never know.

I have a regular supply of  Mustard Remedy Bottles  in my office which clients often buy from me separately. I find that it’s not always needed in a Remedy mix but clients who have suffered from depression know how to recognise it and this remedy helps them to quite literally ” nip it the  bud” . I have used some Case Studies from Dr Bach’s notes so as to not be publicly discussing any of my current Clients.

A case study from the 1930s tells us about an unmarried 21 year old woman who was subject to these causes of depression After two months of taking the remedy she wrote back to Dr Bach to say that she felt as if a cloud had lifted from her mind and she felt really happy.

A further case study of a middle aged man working in an important role in Nigeria ( I can only hazard a guess as to what that might have been)had been prescribed by his physicians as having pernicious anaemia. He was sent Mustard b y mail and after two months he wrote :” I am reluctantly obliged to attribute the improvement to the Bach Remedies as I refuse to have a blind faith in something I know nothing about”. The Remedies were repeated and two years later he wrote ” I am very well, thanks to the Bach Remedies. The depressions have never recurred.”

Dr Bach gives a variey of case studies of people from all walks of life and all ages. His point being, that everyone and anyone can suffer from Depression. However whether you choose to be like the middle aged man who refused to have blind faith in something he knows nothing about or if you are already using Mustard, then I wish you well on your journey.

If you are suffering from depression or feeling unwell please seek help now. Contact your GP or at least talk to someone about how you are feeling. You are not alone and help is available.

Please note I am  not a physician and the relationship between myself and my clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client’s choice whether or not to take advantage of the information I present.  You should at all times seek the medical help of a trained professional and I am in no way suggesting otherwise

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