A traditional medicine from the aboriginal people of South Western Australia, this therapy treats emotional blockages that create stress using Flower Essences.

Stress has an unavoidable, often negative, impact on our lives. If stressors are not dealt with appropriately they can be detrimental to mental, emotional and physical well-being.

Flowers have a calming effect on emotions. Flowers are used to help us with the many rites of passage in our lives; births, marriages, worship, celebrations, sickness and death. Even in the graves of the Neanderthals flowers were found.

Southwestern Australia is renowned by botanists the world over for the prolific and year round blossoming of wildflowers. The Nyoongah aboriginal people of the area have the oldest living tradition of Flower Essence Therapy. The leaders and healers of the tribe, would conduct a healing ceremony where a person was laid in a pit of earth–covered coals, over which was sprinkled water and flowers, with a kangaroo skin lay on top in a type of sauna. It was considered that the person would get a new spirit from the flowers. A person who was afraid would gain courage, an angry person would find peace, a sick person would become well.



Flower essences are natural health elixirs derived from flowers. They come from nature and have proven to be health generating in many areas of life including physical, mental and spiritual.

Flower essences work by unlocking the inner wisdom (conscious, subconscious and unconscious) innate within every human being. Faulty attitudes, with the consequent negative reactions to life situations, can cause physical disease, unpleasant mental states and are obstructive in the fulfillment of our desired goals.

Medical science now recognizes that stress and negative mind states can alter body chemistry and create physical disease. For instance, recent medical studies prove that depression is a greater cause of heart disease than smoking. Researchers found that in depressed people the blood platelets became stickier, clogging arteries and veins. Depressed people lose hope; they view life from a negative perspective, lacking optimism and positively.

Flower essences are the proverbial “healing message in a bottle”. Each species of flowering plant has developed unique characteristics to enhance its ability to survive and thrive. The inner wisdom or blueprint for the forming of these characteristics is found in the flower. A flower essence contains these unique life enhancing concepts as messages. These messages have been found to be as beneficial to humans and animals as they are to the parent plant. When a human has a negative or faulty message running through their system, the right flower essence can encourage the healthy message being reinstated and strengthened.

Flower essences are gentle but effective for both physical symptoms and their causes. They will not overpower the will of a person like drugs do, and do no harm, as the body will only take up messages that are appropriate. They will work effectively when used correctly and prescribed correctly, on any person or animal, of any age.

For more information on Flower Essence Therapy or if you would like to make an appointment please contact the Natural Healing Centre here.