As you build your toolkit of natural, healthy ways to calm yourself in stressful moments, consider buying a small bottle of Rescue Remedy. Rescue Remedy is a holistic blend of Bach flower essences, gentle and effective for helping you shift into a more calm and relaxed state. It is available in several forms: liquid with a dropper to place under your tongue or to drink with a sip of water; mouth spray; or hand cream and gels to apply on your skin. It contains these flower essences: Rock Rose for terror and panic, Impatiens for irritation and impatience, Clematis for inattentiveness, Star of Bethlehem for shock, and Cherry Plum for irrational thoughts.
I use a few drops of Rescue Remedy when I feel stress building and need to calm down and focus. Clients have reported good results from using it. I’ve even given it to my kitty for “kitty anxiety” (and they now sell a pet version as well).
Rescue Remedy is mild, non-addictive (though be aware it does have some alcohol content) and reasonably priced. Most natural food/health food stores in the Milwaukee area carry it. Check out the Rescue Remedy website for more information: www.rescueremedy.com