'Back to School' Anxiety
For ‘Back to School’ Anxiety
Aconite: Give this homeopathic remedy when your child is extremely fearful with marked restlessness. They cannot sit still and may actually have a frightened expression. This is also the main acute homeopathic medicine for panic style attacks with a hard beating heart, sensation of not being able to get enough air, and feeling faint.
Argentum nitricum: This remedy can look much like Gelsemium in that it has strong anticipatory anxiety with loose stools. Children needing this remedy are often overly emotional with vivid imaginations. Arg nit has to do with a dread of ordeals.
Arsenicum album: This homeopathic medicine is indicated when your child is very restless and insecure whilst anxious. They may feel exhausted but you know this tiredness has an emotional basis and is linked to anxiety. Children needing this remedy will make lots of plans and organise themselves carefully to reduce their anxiety. They are likely to organise themselves, their clothes, their school supplies, their schedule impeccably – to assure that nothing goes wrong, so nothing is out of their control. lack of confidence
Calcarea carbonica: Children needing this remedy tend to be happy and easy-going for the most part, but can get very anxious with worries about small things. They are usually easily distracted from their worries, but when left with time to think, will start worrying again. Children needing this remedy are often a bit sluggish, and almost always very obstinate – this trait being especially visible when worried. these children tend to perspire Gelsemium: This is a remedy for acute, anticipation in which the child seizes up with fear – trembling, stuttering, unable to think correctly. Very useful before the first day of school, before exams, public speeches, performances etc. Useful giving this remedy the night before an event causing anxiety, such as starting school, and again the morning of the event.
Lycopodium: This homeopathic remedy is indicated when your child is fearful that they will fail and look foolish or incompetent in front of others. They are likely to cover this anxiety up with an overly confident manner but they don’t feel confident. Often these types will ‘perform very well each time but still have the preceding anxiety. event. at night, especially around the head about a new situation.
Pulsatilla: A remedy for children who find change difficult. Children needing this remedy tend to be very sensitive and highly emotional, needing lots of affection and support. Children display their anxiety by excessive clinginess and whining. Older children can become very quiet and moody. They may lie in bed with overactive minds, thinking the same thoughts over and over, especially at times of change in their lives. Once asleep, they tend to have anxious dreams with twitching limbs.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine which involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances, given mainly in tablet form, with the aim of triggering the body’s natural system of healing. To help children do and feel their best through all the mental, emotional and physical challenges of school.
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Helen Lee DSH RSHOM