Healing Herbs has always believed, like Dr Bach himself, that self-knowledge is key to a better outcome. This means understanding how, why and when you react to life changing events.

This online guide is not intended to replace group or instructed learning, however, we thought it beneficial to provide a self-guided learning programme available to all.

Not everyone has the time or money to attend residential or distance learning courses, nor know how involved they want to be with the Bach flower essences.

If Bach flowers are a bewildering mystery then begin at Part One. However, there is nothing stopping you from dipping in and out of the programme wherever you choose or best suits your level of understanding.

This easy-to-follow programme follows the Healing Herbs policy of self-directed learning free at the point of use.

You will be prompted throughout the programme to study the plants and visit their habitat to better understand what the different essences mean for you and how they might be relevant to your needs.

There will be questions designed to test your understanding, short videos explaining how the essences work, and audio recordings offering thought-provoking insight as to relevance and significance.

Throughout the programme we will direct you to Healing Herbs where you can find lots of helpful information, and also Bach Educational Resource where you will discover a wealth of useful material.

Although this is not a certificated course, it is a programme that allows you the freedom to enquire and reflect in a manner that best suits you.

The reading list below is referred to frequently, with specific page references, throughout the course. These references are underlined only to show you where the book can be bought if you do not already have a copy. The links do not take you to an on-line version of the reference.

The course has been designed to include these references as an intrinsic part of your study. 

If you do not already have a copy of these books, the links below suggest where they can be bought.

Getting Started

Before you can start your personal study programme, you will need to sign in or register your details.

Now you’re ready to explore! You can read a synopsis on each from the section below.

Your progress will be automatically saved so you can complete the programme at your own pace and over multiple sessions.

Enjoy the journey!

Part One

1928: Finding and Making the First Essences

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Making Flower Essences

Part Two

1930: Finding Six Flowers

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Social Projects

Part Three

1931: Finding Two More Flowers

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Part Four

1932: The Twelfth Flower

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Part Five

1933-34: The Seven Helpers

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Part Six

1935: Nineteen Essences in Five Months

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Part Seven

The Boiling Method

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Part Eight

1936: The Seven Emotional Groups

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