Beech Bach Flower Remedy
Key Word - Tolerance | Bach Group - Overcare & Concern
What Does Beech Help With...
Beech helps those who need to establish a more loving, lenient and flexible relationship with themselves and with those around them. Criticism, judgement and intolerance are very common personality traits in today’s world where they are often seen as acceptable ways of instilling discipline in children as they grow up. However when these traits are not balanced with enough love the result is an individual who is constantly critical, intolerant and judgemental of themselves and others. Being easily irritated by others habits, having a very fixed outlook on life or so sensitive to criticism from others that it is difficult to benefit from life’s lessons, are all indications of the need for this remedy.
- Latin Name - Fagus sylvatica
- Beech is prepared by the boiling method of potentisation
- Dr Bach placed Beech in the Overcare for Welfare of Others Group
Dr Bach’s Description of Beech
"For those who feel the need to see more good and beauty in all that surrounds them. And, although much appears to be wrong, to have the ability to see the good growing within. So as to be able to be more tolerant, lenient and understanding of the different way each individual and all things are working to their own final perfection."
From the Twelve Healers & Other Remedies - By Dr Edward Bach ( 1936 edition )
More Insights Into Beech
"Beech relates to the Soul's potential to see and understand differences and its potential for tolerance. If you're in the negative Beech state, you'll either be overly critical and intolerant or go to the other extreme by exhibiting a false or exaggerated tolerance and understanding. We all find ourselves, from time to time, in this negative Beech state, a state in which we tend to be arrogant and highly critical, judging others by perceived, often very narrow standards. Later we usually realize that we were mistaken because we hadn't taken into account or were unaware of certain circumstances." The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy by Mechthild Scheffer
"This is for intolerance, criticism, fault finding. "For those who feel the need to see more good and beauty in all that surrounds them." Typically, Bach softens the description. But the point is made clearly that this is another remedy for those who look out into the world and do not like what they see. As with Willow people who blame others for their misfortunes so Beech people criticize the world around for its imperfections. They are judgmental. Life for them could be good enough if only they concentrated less upon what needs to be corrected. "Although much appears to be wrong", said Bach, they need "to have the ability to see the good growing within." But this is a remedy for the critic, not the criticized. However valid the criticism may be, the Beech state narrows and restricts joy in life and so narrows and restricts vitality, leading inevitably to ill health." Bach Flower Remedies Form & Function by Julian Barnard
"The Beech type is an intolerant person who does not try to understand or to make allowances for the shortcomings of other people. Rather than trying to seek out the good qualities in others, Beech types tend to look for their faults, and to criticize them. The Beech type persons generally lack humility, as well as the ability to put themselves in the position of the other fellow. " Illustrated Handbook of the Bach Flower Remedies by Philip Chancellor
The Overcare for Welfare of Others Group
Dr Bach placed his 38 Bach Flower Remedies in seven main groups. As mentioned, Beech is in the Overcare for Welfare of Others Group which contains the following remedies: Beech - overly critical, intolerant, Chicory - possessive, controlling, Rock Water - self punishment, rigidity, Vervain - over enthusiasm, perfectionism and Vine - dominating, need for control over others.