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 Flower Essence Therapy

Enjoy this short video of each of the 38 flower essences. 

Imagine what qualities are hidden within the petals.

Journey to Simple Healing - Edward Bach and his system of flower remedies

Photos of all 38 Bach Flowers

The story of Dr. Edward Bach and his discovery of the system of 38 flower remedies

What are Bach Flower Essences?


Bach Flower Essences (not to be confused with essential oils) belong to an energetic system of healing. Flower Essences restore the balance between mind and body by gently releasing long held patterns of negative emotions which can interfere with our emotional equilibrium and general well-being. The Bach Flower Essences allow a natural inner peace and happiness to return and assist the body to be free to heal itself.  


Bach Flower Essences work safely in conjunction with homeopathy, traditional medications and other therapies. They are 100% harmless and non toxic. Suitable and safe for everyone including; elders, pregnant women, children, animals, and even plants.

Who Was Dr. Bach?


Bach Flower Essences were discovered in the 1920’s and 1930’s by Dr. Edward Bach, a well known, physician, surgeon, bacteriologist, pathologist and homeopath. Dr. Bach strongly felt that the mind and emotions played a substantial role in most illnesses. He dedicated his life to the discovery of a simple system that addressed these mental/emotional roots of disease.


By taking a well-selected flower essence formula unique to each person, many positive mind/body changes occurred. When people feel more resilient and optimistic, they are able to meet the stresses of everyday life.  

Dr. Bach, through keen observation and personal testing, discovered 38 flowering plants and trees that have been formulated into diluted mixtures. As many as 200 million combinations of specific essences are possible to address the uniqueness of each person’s state of emotional imbalance.  

The Bach Flower essences have been a trusted brand for over 80 years. They are manufactured under strict guidelines for safety and purity (GMF) which are established by the World Health Organization. They are available in 66 countries worldwide.

Disease is a result of the disharmony between the Personality and the Soul"  Dr. Edward Bach

What is Bach Flower Therapy?


Bach Flower Therapy sessions are conducted by a trained Bach Flower Registered Practitioner (BFRP) who is skilled in an understanding of the Bach system and trained in the art of Flower Essence consultation. A skilled practitioner helps you discover and articulate how you are feeling and help you understand the reasons behind the imbalances you may be experiencing. Often people report, the therapy session is as valuable as the essence, feeling listened to and clarifying one’s situation.  


You will receive a Bach Flower Essence formula uniquely specific to your situation and instructions on how to take them. As one begins to feel a more positive mental/emotional outlook, it can often give way, like the peeling of the onion, to reveal other, more stressful, chronic patterns in a person’s personality and emotions. Cost of treatment is kept reasonable to allow time for health to be naturally restored.

Emotional/Mental States Bach Flower Essences Address:
  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Fears - general and specific

  • Sensitives to environment/ people 

  • Loss/Grief

  • Life Transitions

  • Changes in health

  • Doubts and Indecisions

  • Loneliness

  • Emotional Eating

  • Addictions

  • Lack of self esteem/confidence

  • Criticism and Anger

  • Lacking ambition or direction in life

  • Difficulty turning the mind ‘off’

  • Fatigue and chronically low energy

  • Triggered by resentments/ injustices

Shirley Gillotti - Registered Bach Flower Practitioner

Contact Shirley with any questions:


Phone: 707-829-5676

Email: Shirley C. Gillotti

Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner - Sebastopol, Sonoma County, Online Consultations

Shirley offers educational presentations to help you and your group or business understand Flower Essence Therapy. Each presentation focuses on a specific topic to help illustrate the various ways Flower Essences can be helpful. Topics have included emotional eating, calming anxiety, restoring energy while caring for others, and managing life’s changes and transitions. She offers a special discount for attendees

who are interested in a personal consultation.

"Bach Flower Therapy with Shirley helped me to feel more balanced, a sense of equilibrium.  It felt joyful. In addition, with great surprise and relief, it stopped a disturbing and repetitive dream I had been having for decades as well as repetitive seasonal allergy episodes that would kept me home in bed for weeks. These gifts nature has given us are very inspiring!"

- Susan, Santa Rosa, CA

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