There are three things [in this book that] I feel are particularly appreciated contributions to the field.
First, that you so clearly and simply explain why flower essences are
needed by the whole family when one family member is having a
problem. Second, you go into a lot of thought-provoking detail about
how the person selecting the essence is a part of the "system," and
can therefore either be part of the problem, or part of the solution --
the power of the "therapeutic relationship" being in my estimation
entirely under-rated. And third, I was very much interested in your
comments about the potential for using flower essences with an Asian
~ Deborah Bier, PhD ~
Publisher and Co-Editor, Vibration Magazine
Author of The Encyclopedia of Vibrational Essences
Maker of the Whole Energy Essences
helpful book aims at introducing families to the Bach Flower Essences
as a form of self-help and group therapy. The system is simple to use,
easily accessible and both gentle and powerful. It is particularly
suited to families who are not inclined to seek help more publicly and
aggressively, and its powerful healing property, when used correctly
and in group therapy, ensures quick relief for conflicts in
relationships amongst family members. The book includes a historical
background to Dr Bach and his system, an understanding of his
philosophy and approach to health and healing, and describes the system
of 38 essences, what they are and what they do. The second part
explains in detail how to choose, prepare and use one's personal mix of
essences, what to expect from their use and advice on how to fine-tune
selections to get the desired results. The third part deals with
Healing the Family, how to resolve family issues, how to 'grow up' as a
parent and how to nurture your child.
~ William Walker ~
flower essence therapy system of the late British G.P (later
bacteriologist and pathologist) Edward Bach is not exactly unknown in
the Bay Area, but this is the first American guide we've seen written
with families in mind. Yeo, a Sunnyvale pharmacist and Bach Foundation
Registered Practitioner, believes "Dr Bach's essential message is that
all ills of mankind are spiritual in nature" and that his essences "act
gently yet powerfully" to rid body and mind of negative thoughts and
emotions that can make us ill.
Yoga & Health Magazine, UK
May 2006 Issue
A blend of essay and manual, Healing The Family
also explains the seven groups of essences (which treat loneliness,
fear, oversensitivity and other stressors), and instructs parents how
to choose the appropriate essence(s) and how to use them with both
children and adults. (Moreover, Yeo doesn't forget the possible
ramifications of such treatment, noting, "It is tempting to make use of
the essences to 'correct' the people who are close to us.") It's an
absorbing and thought-provoking little book.
~ Parents Press Magazine ~
September 2006 issue
If you currently have a family or are working through issues of your
childhood family or if you just want to broaden your understanding of your role
and impact on the "bigger picture family" of Humankind - Healing the
Family with Bach Flower Essences
is the book for you! A well-written, user-friendly guide that will help you accurately and with
confidence select remedies to help shift, change and transmute lifelong
emotional challenges and personality imbalances.
~ Nancy SantoPietro ~
Chakracologist, Feng Shui Expert
Best Selling Author of Feng Shui & Health: The Anatomy of A Home
As implied in this review, one of the greatest strengths of this book
is the repeated use and descriptions of essence or personality types -
both those who are helping and those on the receiving end, whether in
or out of balance - which reinforces the understanding of the essences
and their practical uses. Studied and taken to heart, this is a tool
that provides a thorough understanding of the essences rather than just
providing a list of remedies and what they're used for; it truly
educates the reader providing underlying foundational knowledge rather
than just serving as a 'reference book'.
Healing The Family with Bach Flower Essences
is a book that feels 'fresh' even given the many books written on Bach
flower essences over several decades. Written with straightforward
heartfelt warmth and wisdom, it is easy to read and assimilate. It is
clearly presented and well organized - even the choices of typography,
titling, etc. - contribute to making it very accessible to the reader.
What Readers Say ...
Healing The Family, in my view, is the best presentation on applying
the healing capabilities of Bach Flower Essences that I have seen. In
addition, and by design, it considers the influence of the environment of
the patient and not just their symptoms. Above and beyond the use of the
essences is the author's simple and economic use of prose. At nearly every
page, I marveled at the simplicity and elegance of her presentation. There
can be no question; this book was brought forth from love and the compassion
to relieve the suffering of others.
~ David Caruthers ~
Healing The Family
Soo Hwa Yeo is the best book on Bach Flower Remedies that I have read.
Soo Hwa adds a spiritual depth and a logical approach to working with
the remedies. She gives examples of everyday situations, i.e. marriage,
moving, children, loss of a loved one, etc, that you can work with. She
touches on the subtle qualities of each essence that other authors have
not. Her knowledge of the remedies is apparent. The book leaves you
wanting to know more about the essences. I can't wait for her to write
another! I recommend this book highly!
~ A. Johnson ~
This is a terrific book for so many reasons. Unlike other
encyclopedia-style books which are referred to for descriptions of a
specific remedy, Healing The Family
manages to immerse the reader in the entire Bach Remedy experience so
that once you've read the 160-odd pages, you have a complete
understanding of the purpose and practice of Bach Flower Essences.
I first read this
book when I was new to the concept and I learned an enormous amount
from it. I referred to it often. Since then I have completed two of the
three levels of education towards becoming a registered Bach
practitioner and I've recently re-read this book from cover to cover. I
was astonished at how much more it had to offer and how much more I
gained. The author uses everyday situations to demonstrate the best use
of the essences and shares her intuitive understanding of their
nuances. She also offers invaluable explanations that are hard to find
elsewhere, such as "...taking eight drops does not double the effect of
four drops. Instead the return to balance depends on how often
we take the effective dose."
and well written, this book is a must for anyone interested in healing
with Bach Flowers - no matter what level of knowledge you have.
~ India Penney ~
Soo Hwa Yeo's Healing The Family
is a must read for anyone who needs to get out of the emotional
imprisonment of negative energy. The most uplifting assurance in the
book is that one doesn't need to remain in the destructive grip of
fear, anxiety, anger and jealousy for the rest of one's life. These
negative emotions can be dispelled with the help Bach Flower Essence
therapy and be replaced by hope and positive well-being. The
author very clearly describes how the essences dilute the negative
attitudes that are entrenched within us, some for a very long time.
Because of the essences she recommended, I feel so much better already.
I suggest anyone who is looking for a way to improve their health and
well-being to read this excellent book.
~ Greg Soares ~
San Francisco, CA
I have read countless excellent books and writings 'explaining and
teaching' the use of Bach Flower Remedies to anyone willing to learn
them. However, Yeo Soo Hwa's book surpasses these by teaching practical
application and use of the Remedies by any community of individuals
connected to each other on a more than 'friend' level. Her explanations
of the use of the Remedies within the family are insightful and
empathetic; her ability to define situations in which a particular
Remedy would be helpful or called for is outstanding.
For some individuals,
it is not enough to merely explain which Remedy does what. When a
family group seeks emotional help, this group must be guided in a
direction that leads them to the help they need to heal and to rebuild;
not simply left on their own to figure it out as best as they can. Soo
Hwa does this in a most gentle and compassionate manner. However, she
never overlooks the fact that emotional healing takes commitment on the
part of the individual - and she continually points out to the reader
that even when the symptom seems under control, the main issue may not
yet be resolved. She goes further to help the reader understand the
whole and how to treat the whole and not just the symptom.
It is reassuring to
know that this important book for healing and contentment is available
to anyone at any time. The book makes a superb gift; it is a loving and
tender way to reach out to a friend or family member in need of help
~ Kellie Sharpe, ESMT, CSF ~
GA Equine Sports Massage & Saddle Fitting
Healing The Family with Bach Flower Essences is a beginner’s
guide to understanding flower essences and the benefits they bring. Correct
selection of essences determines the success in the treatment. The clear
illustrations and case studies provide the reader with an overall understanding
of the 38 flower essences and their applications.
This book is detailed and yet easy to understand. I would
strongly recommend to anyone who is keen to gain an insight into flower
~ Carmen Tan ~