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Mental & Emotional Healing


Mental and emotional factors have a major impact on our health.   Stress affects every cell in our body.  All aspects of our mind-body are connected; all the parts can affect each other.

Here's a simple example of the mind-body connection:

If we take a moment to think about a favorite food to have for our next meal, see it in our mind… within seconds we start salivating, our stomach gears up for hydrochloric acid (HCl) production and our intestines get ready for peristalsis, the undulating movement that moves food through the intestines.

A series of significant physiological changes have happened, and that's just from a thought about lunch!  Imagine the changes that take place from thoughts and feelings about stuff that really matters to you.

There a number of things we can do about this.  There is a lot of information available on ways to decrease stress (e.g. breathing techniques, exercise, meditation, visualization, etc...).  Do some investigation.

Dr. Kraskow uses several types of mind-body work to decrease mental and emotional stressors, as well as the effects of those and past stressors on a person's health.

The following are a few examples:

Neuro Emotional Technique seeks to decrease the effects of negative emotional events which get programmed or imprinted into us.

Emotional Freedom Technique and Thought Field Therapy disrupt energy patterns associated with traumatic events and negative experiences. This energy disruption (using acupoints) helps to decrease the impact of negative emotional experiences.

Other procedures used come from the vast array of contributions developed out of Applied Kinesiology and the many spin offs.

Dr. Kraskow frequently uses homeopathics and flower remedies to successfully decrease stressors and their impact on his client's health. Extraordinarily free of side effects, these non-chemical remedies subtlety and gently change perspective and experience.


Below is a list of "Bach" flower remedies, designed for mental and emotional balancing.  Dr. Kraskow uses Bach and many other remedies to help you.

Let him help you determine which flower(s) are best for you.

Please click here to take the "Bach Flower Remedy Survey".


Appears carefree/humorous to hide anxiety, worry, torment and/or pain. Social as a distraction. Makes light rather than confront. Perhaps restless at night. Might suppress discomfort with drinking, drugs, comfort eating.
Fears/worries of unknown origin, anxious. Nightmares, sense of foreboding. Sudden terror with sweating/trembling.
Frequently intolerant, critical of others, judgmental, arrogant, easily irritated.
Can't say no. Timid, quiet. Anxious to please, easily influenced, avoids confrontation. Lacks energy, tires easily.
Seeks advice and confirmation from others. Doesn't trust own decision-making. Has inner wisdom and may be intuitive but follows others recommendations.
Cherry Plum
Fears mind giving way. Verge of breakdown, possibly suicidal. Deep despair. Sensitive and high strung. Fear of being explosive/violent. May be abusive, hysterical, outbursts. Screaming fits in children.
Chestnut Bud
Failure to learn from past experiences, leading to lack of progress in life. Repeating mistakes and even illnesses without dealing with root cause (ex: repeated wrong partners or jobs).
Selfishly possessive. Strong willed, controlling, critical, manipulative toward loved ones, making unreasonable demands (ex: on parents or children). Talkative, opinionated, argumentative. Needs attention, self-pitying. Doesn't like to be alone. When thwarted becomes fretful and tearful.
Dreaminess, lack of interest in present. Difficulty concentrating. Often artistic, little head for detail. Poor memory, often drowsy, lack of energy, absent-minded. Loner, romantic, may be accident-prone. Yearns for better times.
Crab Apple
Feels unclean, self-disgust/hatred. Obsessive tendencies. Ashamed or embarrassed by physical imperfections.
Overwhelmed by responsibility. Normally capable and responsible with temporary loss of self-esteem, feeling depressed and exhausted.
Despondent, doubtful, negative. Easily depressed/discouraged/disheartened when things go wrong (even slightly).
Hopelessness, despair. Given up the fight (ex: with illness, pain or suffering. Will try but have no faith in treatment.)
Preoccupied with themselves. Self-centered/concerned. Often hypochondriacs. Compulsive "in-your-face" talker.
Envy, jealousy, hatred. Perhaps unconsciously insecure. Suspicious, aggressive, generalized anger toward others. Can be bad tempered, hard-hearted, cruel or violent - but suffers inside. Children jealous of siblings.
Lives in the past. Over-attachment to past memories. Homesick, nostalgic. Attached to lost love or happier days. Unending bereavement.
Mental weariness, doubting ability to face the day. Lacks enthusiasm, may procrastinate. Sleep not refreshing.
Impatient. Nervy, quick, tense, energetic. Capable and efficient preferring to work alone, frustrated by slow workers. Quick temper, fidgety. Hasty eating/poor digestion. A restless and irritable patient.
Low confidence, won't even try though has potential. May be discouraged/depressed.
Fear of things/events. May blush, stammer, laugh nervously, get tongue-tied. May be artistic and talented, but shy and retiring. Children that are shy, timid, sensitive.
Sudden depression/gloom (severe), comes and goes for no apparent reason. Unable to shake it off.
Exhausted but struggles on. Driven by duty, over-achiever, helpful, reliable. Won't allow relaxation if there is work to be done creating loss of strength, depression, frustration. Sense of failure when ill, so works hard to recover.
Totally exhausted from lengthy stress, reserves are gone. Everything is an effort. No longer enjoys work or pleasure activities. Needs lots of sleep. Body probably functioning below par.
Self-reproach, guilt. Blame themselves for everything. Feels undeserving and unworthy, guilt complex, sense of shame. Humble and apologetic. May feel they deserve their illness or pain.
Red Chestnut
Fear/over-concern for others, especially family and friends. Worry about other's problems. Fears the worst.
Rock Rose
Usually brief but intense terror related to a crisis, accident, near escape, disaster, sudden illness, nightmare. Frozen with fear or helplessness.
Rock Water
Self-repression, self-denial. Inflexible, self-dominated, prone to martyrdom. Opinionated, rigid thinking, ruled by fixed ideas regarding religion, diet, morality, politics, etc. Seeks self-perfection, setting high standards for themselves, never being satisfied with own achievements.
Difficulty making decisions, uncertainty. Mind jumps about in conversation, extreme up and down in moods. Unreliable due to indecision. Children may experience travel sickness.
Star of Bethlehem
After effects of mental/physical trauma. May feel numbed, withdrawn, loss, grief. (for mother/child after birth)
Sweet Chestnut
Extreme mental anguish, reached your limit. Feels hopeless, despair, sorrow, dejected, like God has forsaken you. On the point of nervous breakdown, but not suicidal, perhaps following bereavement or years of difficulty.
Over-enthusiasm. Fixed principles, know you're right, over-achieving, pushing beyond limits. Mind races, perhaps leading to lack of sleep. Strong-willed, sensitive to injustice, dedicated/fanatical to causes/principles.
Dominates others, inflexible. Capable, gifted, demanding, ambitious and may use these to put others down. Aggressive, greedy, uncompassionate, bossy.
Influenced by major life changes or other people (sometimes with regret). Eager to move forward in life but sidetracked by a stronger personality, family ties or influences from their past.
Water Violet
Proud, knowledgeable, calm, capable, private. Sense of superiority that if carried to extreme makes them appear withdrawn, anti-social, aloof, condescending. Keeps trouble to themselves, doesn't lean on others.
White Chestnut
Obsessive worrying with unwanted thoughts. Can't let go of and mentally relives unhappy events/arguments leading to a troubled mind/depression. Difficulty concentrating, sleeping. Appears inattentive.
Wild Oat
Uncertainty as to correct path in life (such as a career path). Lacks clear direction, drifty. Easily bored. Often unconventional. Feels frustrated and dissatisfied that life is passing by.
Wild Rose
Resigned, apathetic. Never complains, not actually unhappy. Complacent, dull. Lacks energy/ambition. May have a monotonous voice. Too easily accepts "you'll have to learn to live with it".
Resentment, self-pity, bitterness. Feels shortchanged by life. Begrudges others luck or success. Never pleased or satisfied, gloomy, critical of others. Takers.

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