Flower Essences and Essential Oils For Healing Human Trafficking Trauma
The darkest of the dark on this planet is the issue of human trafficking and all of the horrors that come along with it.
Human trafficking is a global epidemic and is estimated to be an industry dealing in the hundreds of billions of dollars per year, where millions of people (mostly women and children) are stolen and trafficked and end up being used as sex slaves.
It is also estimated that nearly 99% of these fellow human beings never get out of their captivity.
Good news has started to come out recently though, with U.S. Marshals announcing the recovery of 39 missing children in Georgia in late August 2020, 25 children in Ohio in early September 2020 and another 8 children in Indiana also in September 2020.
Additionally, on September 21st, 2020, Tim Tebow and his wife Demi-Leigh of the Tim Tebow Foundation were present with U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr and Ivanka Trump in the announcement of $101 million being awarded from the federal government to support anti-human trafficking efforts.
While it remains to be seen what comes of this latest development, there are things that can be done right now to help those who have been subject to the trafficking horrors.
Certainly, the forms of conventional therapy should be used to help these people, but there also exists other forms of therapy that offer deeper levels of healing.
As Tim said regarding healing in his short speech in the photo above, “…it does take holistic healing. It does take holistic love...”
Two forms of therapy that reach these deep, holistic levels of emotional, spiritual and even soul-level healing are that of flower essences and essential oils.
Flower Essences and Essential Oils
Though flower essences and essential oils are sometimes mistaken for the same thing, they are actually quite different and work in different ways.
Starting with essential oils, we know that they are oil compounds that are extracted from various plants, roots, barks, trees, resins or leaves.
According to The University of Minnesota, smelling essential oils’ molecules affect the olfactory organs, the lungs (and thus the respiratory system) as well as the brain.
These aromatic molecules travel through the nose and positively affect the limbic system of the brain, which is sometimes called the “emotional part of the brain.”
The limbic system controls heart rate, mood, blood pressure, memory, breathing, stress hormone response and overall stress levels.
Because these compounds affect the emotional parts of the brain, they can be used safely and therapeutically in conjunction with other forms of therapy.
For instance, Traci Stein, PhD, MPH is a licensed clinical psychologist and has used essential oils (aromatherapy) in conjunction with traditional psychotherapy.
Specifically, she has used aromatherapy with cognitive behavioral therapy and has seen good results.
Additionally, studies on PubMed.gov show how aromatherapy can be effective for treating depression, which is something that people often battle after being trafficked.
These are just a few examples of the many reports out there of essential oils being able to help people heal on deep emotional and spiritual levels.
Combining them with flower essences can also be a powerful therapeutic aid.
Flower essences are different than essential oils in that they impact the body in more of an electrical way, rather than a biochemical way.
To briefly explain how these work, we need to remember that the most fundamental communication system our body has is that of electricity.
All functions and metabolic processes, when reduced to their most basic and fundamental levels, operate electrically.
Flower essences impact this electrical communication system in profound ways and are used specifically for helping heal and process trauma, difficult emotions or challenging states of mind.
Quite literally, they are nutrients for the soul in the most quintessential form.
The first medical doctor who brought these essences out into the world of medicine was Dr. Edward Bach, who revered them and used them in his practice. He lauded their ability to help heal on deep levels by famously stating:
“The action of the flower essences raises the vibration of the being…they cure by flooding the body with the beautiful vibrations of the highest nature- in whose presence there is the opportunity for disease to melt away like snow in sunshine.”
More medical doctors and psychologists today are also using flower essences in their practices to facilitate deeper healing.
Pam Pappas, MD uses flower essences “in a consistent, purposeful way to enhance emotional harmony and spiritual well-being.”
Dr. Mark Masi, a licensed, clinical psychologist, began using flower essences in his practice when he noticed benefits in his personal life from using the essences.
He notes that the essences are helpful for his clients “especially in those situations in which patients were blocked in working through intensely painful emotions, memories, or conflicts with psychotherapy alone. I also realized psychotropic meds were not the answer to resolving deeper issues.”
“Through integrating the essences in my work I proved to myself that the healing happens much better. What I love about them is they bring issues to the surface in a manner that patients can tolerate. It goes so well with the type of therapy I practice. Flower essences and psychoanalytic therapy are so similar in the layer work. What we’re trying to do is foster the emergence of the real self which can experience pleasure and joy, and handle the challenges that life brings.”
Though flower essence therapy and essential oil therapy are being used by medical doctors, psychologists and other qualified practitioners, these safe and effective substances are easily accessible administrable by the general public.
These plant medicines are also effective for people who have undergone any sort of trauma and are useful for a myriad of different challenges that we face in life.
This means that these therapies can be used widely by the general population for deeper emotional, spiritual and soul-level healing.
The purpose of this article has been to bring more awareness of these therapies for populations that desperately need deep-level healing (like those who have suffered the horrors of human trafficking), but this article is also for humanity in general, as we all have faced or are facing challenges that are unique to us individually.
It is my strong intention that this article and the information in it helps many, many people create deep and lasting healing.
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Author: Lance Schuttler graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelors degree in Health Science and is the CEO and owner of EMF Harmonized, an electromagnetic field (EMF) protection technology company that is dedicated to helping improve people’s lives.
He is also the co-founder of Ascent Nutrition, a unique holistic nutrition company.
He is a board member of The Master Shift, a non-profit dedicated to conducting global meditations/prayers, educational conferences and supporting endeavors to foster worldwide healing.
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