Give your confidence a helping hand with Bach™ Original Flower Remedies
How much do you value yourself? Do you believe you can cope with life and all it throws at you, taking pride in your achievements and learning from failure and criticism? Or do you prefer to stay well within your comfort zone and keep your head down?
Lots of people suffer with the occasional crisis of confidence, but for some people, lacking confidence almost becomes ingrained in their personality. Self-confident people have a positive and realistic perception of themselves and their abilities, whereas people who lack self-confidence generally feel inferior to others and are doubtful of their self-worth. They tend to isolate themselves and over-conform because they mistrust their own judgment and abilities.
Leadership coach and Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner Alex Bacon agrees ‘People who suffer from a lack of self-confidence often hamper their own progress in life by not attempting to try anything new. If the lack is severe, sufferers will not try to succeed in anything because they think they will fail if they do. They suffer from feelings of inferiority to others around them. Some people with confidence issues are secretly aware that they have potential ability, but refuse to acknowledge it, thereby avoiding the risk of failure.’
If your confidence at work or in your personal life needs lifting try Bach Original Flower Remedies:
- Exams, interviews and presentations – Facing exams and interviews can also be times where positivity and self belief is needed. Going in believing you are going to fail means you are more likely to. Larch can help restore self-confidence, Mimulus can help give courage and Clematis can help you to focus on your preparation, especially important for presentations.
- Group situations – Often these situations can be daunting due to fear that your ideas or opinions are not good enough. Again Mimulus can help with this fear and Centaury can help you to stand up for yourself. If the negative attitudes of others knocks your confidence try Walnut to help you stay focused and Cerato will help you trust your own judgement.
- Dating and meeting new people – The first date can be make or break time and pre-date nerves are inevitable, especially if you are the quiet shy type. Larch can help you feel more self-confident and if your lack of confidence stems from insecurity about how you look try Crab Apple to help you form a positive body image. If you have always tended to be a loner and find socialising and meeting new people difficult try Water Violet to help you open up and connect with others.
From the makers of Rescue Remedy®, Bach Original Flower Remedies are a system of 38 remedies which can help us rediscover the positive side of ourselves and lead emotionally healthy lives. They are the original remedies, produced according to Dr Bach’s traditional methods, which date back over 75 years, and many of the plants used originate from the Bach Centre garden. Bach Original Flower Remedies are made from natural flower essences and are suitable for all the family.
Notes to Editors:
Alex Bacon is a Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner (BFRP) specialising in stress management & personal performance training in the corporate and voluntary sector. She is also a member of the Complementary Therapy Association (CThA), Embody Professionals and The British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). www.lotusheal.co.uk