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The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy

Published by Healing Arts Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Mechthild Scheffer's groundbreaking bestseller Bach Flower Therapy: Theory and Practicerevolutionized the science of Bach flower remedies, detailing the healing properties of each individual flower. Now, for practitioner, student, and patient alike, she offers The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy, the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference available on this gentle, effective therapy. The first practitioner to recognize the psychological underpinnings of the Bach flower remedies, Scheffer demonstrates that emotional and physical well-being are inextricably linked and shows how flower therapies can be a powerful tool for healing individual symptoms and restoring balance to one's life. The author provides a therapeutic profile for each remedy and specific instructions for preparing combination remedies to heal more complex conditions. Thorough diagnostic guidelines, interview questions, progress evaluations, and body maps guide both the practitioner and novice to the proper remedies for innumerable emotional and physical ailments. The author also gives advice for using Bach flower remedies in pediatrics and veterinary medicine. With more than 120 color photographs, The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapyis the complete reference for everyone who studies and practices this therapy.

Mechthild Scheffer has been active in the field of Bach Flower Therapy since 1978. She introduced Bach’s work into German-speaking countries in 1981 with her first book and has represented the English Bach Centre in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. She is the founder of the Institutes for Bach Flower Therapy Research and Education in Hamburg, Vienna, and Zurich and is the author of many of the most authoritative books on the subject, including The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy. She lives in Hamburg, Germany.

  • Publisher: Healing Arts Press (September 1, 2001)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780892819416

". . . the most complete profiles available for all the Bach Flowers. . . . a perfect book for everyone who studies and uses this therapy."

– The New Times, January 2002

". . . this volume represents the most thorough treatment on the subject currently available. Highly recommended for all alternative medicine collections in both public and academic libraries."

– Mary Stout, Library Journal, November 2001

"A comprehensive guide suitable for the professional practitioner, student, and patient alike."

– Chris Lorenz, Dell Magazines, September 2002

"This Encyclopedia is recommended for those public and academic libraries that have collections in alternative and complementary medicine."

– Lucille Whalen, ARBAonline, March 5, 2003

"[This book] will appeal to anyone who is interested in the emotional and spiritual aspects of healing."

– Marie-Sabine Thomas, Bastyr University Library

"Mechthild Scheffer'sencyclopedia is simply the best reference work on Bach flower therapy available today. Splendidly produced, it carefully describes each flower, the symptoms for which each remedy was designed, and the manner of application--complete with color photographs of the virtuous healing plants and many other helpful illustrations."

– Georg Feuerstein, Traditional Yoga Studies Interactive, Feb. 17, 2006

"This is the best reference book available for learning about Bach Flower Therapy. If you are experiencing any form of negative emotion, or having unexplained pain, this book may offer some very viable solutions. It could truly change your life in a very positive way."

– Nora Caterino,, Sep 2008

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