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Nature’s support for restoring order - ADHD

ADHD has become an acronym many parents meet or question on their journey of raising children in the 21st century. Their child may be struggling in the conventional classroom with focus and attention to tasks given, social relationships may be challenging and sleep can become problematic. Why the symptoms of ADHD are occurring is not well understood. As a First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® practitioner, natural therapeutic answers are available.

Nature has and always will hold the pattern to restore balance and so within the First Light® Flower Essence range, known as Natures Healing Matrix© we find natural, holistic emotional support to enable our children to live their lives to the fullest.

Children born into the 21st century are facing unprecedented challenges. The world they are being asked to operate in is relentlessly fast-paced, unlike nature’s natural rhythm. Food has become adulterated and with this many chemicals are added in its process from growth to production to table. Water supplies and the air we breathe is far from its pristine state. EMF frequencies are forever increasing as is sound pollution.

As a practitioner working with children, one common thread expressed by parents seeking assistance is the awareness of their child’s sensitivity to the world around them. If this is your child, raising your awareness to the types of food and the type of environments you ask your child to work in is important. Classrooms, the place most children are asked to operate in day in and day out, whether in early childhood, primary or secondary, are very busy places.

The Flower Family No’s 1-36 of the First Light® essences are powerful allies for these children. Their expertise is to transform negative behaviours and attitudes into positive expressions bringing joy to the life. All children have what is known as their Keynote Flower Essence. This essence, which is selected from knowing the date of birth, will assist the child to personally meet their life’s demands.

Flower essences with particular relevance to ADHD type expressions include, but are not limited to, No 7 Mountain Parahebe, No 8 Matata and No 9 Koru. These three essences very much support the child as the learner, the child in the classroom, the child and their healthy, calm, mental relationship to life.

Mountain Parahebe assists the child to assimilate information and communicate their needs, putting thoughts and feelings into words. It will assist to bring mental calmness to an alert and enquiring mind and assist the child to be willing to learn from direct experience. Assisting with mental distress, it also helps the child who can become painfully shy and inwardly focused and who feels alone in the world. No 8 Matata assists the mentally hyperactive, busy mind, full of chatter - the child who cannot switch off. This essence is most helpful in assisting sleep and keeping focus. This is the essence of choice for gifted children and those whose educational needs are not met by conventional forms of learning. No 9 Koru brings its gift of concentration to the learning environment and assists the child to feel understood.

To support the ADHD type child in relationships and socially with others, the Flower Essences No 19 Lovers Daisy, No 20 Wineberry and No 21 Hinau can be explored as well as the essences No 31 Native Iris, No 32 Ice Plant and No 33 Rewarewa. To find further information about how these flower essences can assist, talk to your practitioner, enrol in NZNFE 101 and 102 workshops, or read The Sacred Plant Medicine of Aotearoa Vol. 1 by Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber.

— Anna Gentry
Anna is a First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand Practitioner, Diploma holder, and tutor. A qualified and experienced teacher, mother of 4 young children and co-founder of NaturePlayNZ, an organisation dedicated to assisting children, mother earth and the future. First Light® Flower Essences form the foundation of her relationship to assist all children to express beauty and balance in their lives. Anna can be contacted by email: