Fight Back to School Stress with Homeopathy
Back to School Stresses can Trigger Various Emotional Feelings
The First Day of School
It’s your little one’s first day of school. And he is clinging to your leg as you get ready to leave the class room. He is crying “Mommy, I want to go home.” The teacher comes over telling your child “it will be ok, Johnny. You will have so much fun here playing with your new friends.” You leave the class room, wiping your eyes so he does not see you crying too.
Over the years, I have seen many times a homeopathic remedy help transition someone through these and other stressful times in their lives.
A similar scenario may be when you drop off your freshman college student. It’s not always like on theTV commercials where you see parents turning the child’s room into something else. You may be feeling sad as you drive away from the campus thinking about how your little girl is growing up and moving on in her life. She may be your last child going off to college and you are feeling sad and wondering “what am I going to do now with my time” (empty nest syndrome)? Or your child calls home from college, crying and saying “I miss you. When are you coming up to see me?”
There are homeopathic remedies to address stressful and emotional situations. Over the years, I have seen many times a homeopathic remedy help transition someone through these and other stressful times in their lives.
The Homeopathic remedy needed to address the sad, abandonment feeling is Pulsatilla 30c (Puls). Puls is when feeling sad, lonely, and not included. When feeling this way, one will seek out comfort food (mac and cheese, ice cream, etc.) to soothe the sad lonely feeling.
Taking Puls 30c 1 dose dry (1-3 pellets on tongue) a day at bedtime for a few days will address these sad, lonely feelings and help to move through this stressful time more easily.
Your child already started school? Don’t think it’s too late to give a homeopathic remedy like Pulsatilla. If they still need Pulsatilla, they will be exhibiting feelings of sadness or may be whining and clingy whenever you leave them. You may notice that they are asking for comfort foods.
Does your child have testing anxiety?
They study hard for the test and wake up the next morning feeling dizzy, drowsy with droopy eyes and dullness of mind saying “I don’t feel well”, and are anxious about how they will do on the test. Or they have to give a presentation and are very nervous about standing up before the class (stage fright).
The homeopathic remedies needed for anxiety and fear are Aconite 30c (Acon) and Gelsemium 200c (Gels). Give 1 dry dose of each of these homeopathic remedies to help with the anxiety. If they always have testing anxiety, I recommend giving a dose of each Acon 30 and Gels 200 the night before the test and repeat these homeopathic remedies in the morning before going to school and taking the text. Prior to each test you will continue this protocol until they no longer have testing anxiety.
Feeling overwhelmed can occur during the school year too
Some children become overwhelmed with the school workload. This seems to happen from about 4th grade on. They may be changing classrooms, have different teachers, too many tests or projects due on one day and the workload becomes overwhelming for them. Calcarea Carbonicum 6c (Calc C) in water -(RSB – Remedy Solution Bottle) with 10 succussions, taken at bedtime is what will help. They will need to take Calc C 6c at bedtime for several weeks, because it is a low potency. A RSB can be made by adding 1-3 pellets to 4 oz. of distilled/filtered water, in either an amber bottle or bottle with cover around it, to block sunlight. The RSB should either be kept in the refrigerator or 1-3 tsp of 80 proof or higher alcohol (e.g., vodka, Everclear) can be added to preserve the remedy. Click here to see a video on how to make a RSB.
Whether it’s your baby going to day care, a child going to pre-school, school or off to college these life changes can cause stress and anxiety for parents and children alike. Taking homeopathic remedies for these kinds of situations will ease the transitions and can help your child to have a successful school year. And adults, if you are experiencing any of these feelings, you too can take these homeopathic remedies. After all, we are all children at heart.
Be sure to create a healthy, happy and energizing school year.