Flower Essences Overcome Phobia
Allan (not his real name) was four years old, and he loved splashing
around in the
pool with his water wings on but he was deathly afraid to put his
face into the water.
His mother was anxious for him to learn to swim because of the statistics
number of children who drown each year in pools, so she enrolled him
in a kiddy swim,
class. Allan hated these classes and every morning he would cry and
plead with her to
stay home. Rather than forcing him to go to class, she decided to
hire a private swim
coach hoping that the personal attention would ease his fears. The
instructor that she hired
told her that he'd never met a child that he couldn't teach to swim.
In fact, he said, "If I can't
teach Allan to swim in ten lessons, I'll refund your money."
After the fifth lesson,he suggested
to this mother that they discontinue the lessons - Allan
's fear fear of putting his face in the water
so extreme that teaching him to swim was proving impossible.
was at this point that Allan's mom contact-
me. I suggested that he be given essence
which is for known fears (fears that
be identified). I also suggested Walnut to
the change that we were looking for
rather than panic with his face in the
About a week after he began taking these
he was in the pool while his mother was re-
in a lounge chair. Suddenly, she heard "Mom-
Mommy look at me." When she looked up, she
him putting his face in the water and doing the
paddle. The flower essences had worked! There
no forcing or reprimanding, encouraging or lec-
The essences had performed their magic, and
had received his gift from the flower remedies;
the Cowardly Lion from the Wizard of Oz,
Allan had found his courage!
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