September 2017: Calm and Grounded at School

Calm and Grounded at School

Jitterbug is fun on the dance floor but not so much when it’s how you feel in the classroom at school. So many children have a difficult time relaxing, sitting still and being comfortable in their bodies. Mind you, I’m not an advocate for kids sitting for 6 hours of class behind a desk. I think students – whether children or adults – learn better when there is an opportunity to move around and interact with what they are learning. Still being able to focus and take in information while feeling calm in their bodies is essential for learning. A part of being able to focus is calming anxiety, fear and worry from sensory triggers like feeling claustrophobic in a crowded class room or fearful because your teacher looks a lot like someone who scares you. So at the beginning of this school year, I’m focusing on essences to help students learn by experiencing calm and grounding in their bodies.

Calm Centered Clear was introduced as the September special 8 years ago to help students and teachers adjust as they go back to school. Since then it has been one of our most widely used essence blends. The Stress Relief Flower Essence and Aromatherapy Mister was formulated about 14 years ago and has been one of our most popular Aromatherapy Misters with children and adults alike. Both are available with a spray top that is easy to use and fits nicely into a backpack or purse. Goat’s Beard is a key essence in Stress Relief and a complement to Calm Centered Clear. Lupine is a key essence in Calm Centered Clear and a complement to the Stress Relief Mister. All of these are on special through September.

The photo is of students at Beach School here on Lummi Island. The kids are practicing what they learned in the classroom about working together to create peace.

InJoy, Diana

Whether or not you are a student, keeping jitterbug on the dance floor instead of in all of your life can feel so much better! Enjoy the benefits of feeling calm and grounded in your body.

Lupine Flower Essence

Many of our body’s alarm circuits are grouped in the amygdala of the brain, which has as a primary role in the processing and memory of emotional reactions. Use Lupine Flower Essence when “reflexive” emotions like fear, anxiety and panic take hold, and when sensory inputs like smell, sight, sound, touch or physical location trigger emotionally charged memories. Lupine Flower Essence can be helpful for worry, obsessive thinking, panic attacks, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Lupine Flower Essence retrains the energetic pathways that feed fear and anxiety toward responding from personal peace & gratitude. It supports the process of learning to interrupt a reaction before it can take hold and retrains the neural pathways toward peace and gratitude as an initial response. And Lupine Flower Essence strengthens the energetic pathways between the emotional heart, olfactory system, amygdala and other parts of the limbic system that orient toward peaceful responses.

As Lupine Flower Essence says of itself:

I AM gentle mental ease and personal peace.

For more information about Lupine Flower Essence and the crystals that energetically grounded this essence – amber, amethyst, charoite, drusy quartz, icosahedron cut quartz, larimar, lepidolite, purple (lithium) quartz, watermelon tourmaline and white and red stilbite – click on the picture.

Goat’s Beard

Beard Flower Essence grounds you deeply into your body in a relaxed, openhearted, easeful way. Use it when you feel rushed, jittery, ungrounded, frayed, overwhelmed, or unstable in your body. Goat’s Beard Flower Essence helps you to feel sure-footed, confident, inquisitive and calm as you step into the fullness of your life. Goat’s Beard Essence enables you to experience Earth as your home, a nurturing place, and your body as the vehicle to wholeheartedly enjoy living.

As Goat’s Beard Flower Essence says of itself:

I AM at home, relaxed and nurtured living on Earth.

For more information about Goat’s Beard Flower Essence and the crystals that energetically grounded this essence – amber, andalusite, black onyx, bloodstone, blue quartz with blue tourmaline inclusions, drusy quartz, green tourmaline, icosahedron quartz, Inca jade and red jasper – click on the picture.

Calm Centered Clear Life Process Blend

Calm Centered Clear is a blend of flower essences that work together to help you learn new information quickly and integrate both cognitive and energetic information with ease. It helps you to approach each new situation fresh without automatic associations and reactions, and to remain calm, embodied, with appropriate boundaries, confident and at ease with yourself during this process. Calm Centered Clear helps to calm emotional outburst related to sensory or emotional overload and is helpful for ADD, ADHD and sensory integration. It is great for students and teachers.

For more information about the Calm Centered Clear Life Process Essence Blend, the flower and tree essences in it and the crystals that energetically charged it – black obsidian, charoite, drusy quartz, lapis, red jasper and smokey quartz with chlorite inclusions – click on the picture.

Stress Relief Aromatherapy and Flower Essence Mister

When life is full of doing and feels stressful, this mister helps you stay lighthearted, grounded and centered during the many activities and responsibilities of your day. It reminds you to slow down, stay energetically aligned with your inner wisdom and create time to nourish, center and comfort yourself. Great at school, work and when shuttling children between activities. Use after school, work or errands to slow down and relax. Use before bed for restful sleep. Takes the edge off during emotionally charged situations. Brings you back to your heart and your inner knowing.

For more information about the Stress Relief Aromatherapy and Flower Essence Mister, the flower and tree essences in it and the crystals that energetically charged it – drusy quartz, green calcite, ocean jasper and red jasper – click on the picture.

Book Suggestion:

Paradigm Busters: Reveal the Real You, By Rev. Marilyn Redmond

Marilyn shares a personal account of her healing process, her ups and downs, mistakes and triumphs, and methods and process she used. She mentions flower essences 8 times, including Tree Frog Farm Essences on pages 166 and 192, as one of the processes that was very helpful for her. She invites anyone on their healing path to learn from her story and use the questions and charts that she developed to aid their journey. This book is for everyone and is especially helpful for people newly starting their healing process.

InJoy, Diana