Mr Bernard was a workaholic. His workload was very heavy, compared to his other colleagues. Whenever his boss assigned him new projects, he would just accept and take them on even though he already had many other projects on-hand. I asked why he would not inform his boss about his heavy workload, and reject the new assignments. He replied he just felt he would do it as long as he could still continue to do more. In his personal life, he had the same mentality too. He would continue to push himself to keep going, even though he was already tired or feeling over-stretched. His health had been suffering and he had seen many doctors but none of them could tell what was wrong with him.
Mr Bernard had an Oak personality type. People with an Oak personality type will feel counter-intuitive to NOT push themselves to keep going, even though their bodies might be yelling at them to stop. Old habits die hard and an Oak has to make time to rest, reflect, and to intentionally work on changing patterns of behaviour. Oak are not very good patients. It goes against the grain to be in need of help - they think they should be able to do it all by themselves.
Oak was recommended for Mr Bernard to help him stay strong yet accept own limits and rest when necessary. In three weeks' time, Mr Bernard came back to share that he felt more balanced at work. Instead of driving himself further to take on more workload, he was now able to reschedule some not so urgent meetings so he could manage his other work schedules in a more manageable way. He had also learnt how to delegate some of his work assignments to relevant colleagues. He was now able to take a break and rest when needed.
Oak had indeed helped Mr Bernard bring balance back to his life and learn to make space to rest and rely on others from time to time.
To-date, Mr Bernard is still taking Oak so that he can continue to see improvement in his personality and health.
Ms Paige was very particular about her own appearance. During the consultation, I noticed she smoothed the creases in her blouse and skirt several times. She was someone who like to be neat and tidy at all times and would spend a lot of time grooming herself so that she could always look her best.
She was also very scared of touching any dirty things for the fear of contamination by germs and bacteria. For example, whenever she had to touch money notes or coins, she would quickly go and wash her hands. Hence, she would try to avoid touching notes and coins. When she had to shake someone’s hands, she would be so bothered that she could not stop thinking about the dirtiness feeling until she could wash her hands. Because of her fear of contamination, she always washed her hands and bathed several times a day.
Crab Apple was recommended for Ms Paige to help her accept her own appearance and be less stressed about being contaminated by germs and bacteria. It would also help cleanse away obsessive feelings or thoughts about unsightliness, uncleanliness and contamination.
Three weeks later, Ms Paige updated that she had become less bothered in having to look neat and tidy at all times, and become less obsessed with washing her hands and bathing several times in a day. However, she would still be concerned about touching dirty things.
I explained to Ms Paige her that some emotional imbalances would take longer to resolve as the problems could have been building up over time. However, there was already improvement as observed in her being less bothered about cleanliness and personal appearance. I encouraged her to have faith that her emotional imbalance would surely improve further over time.
To-date, Ms Paige was still taking Crab Apple and some other appropriate remedies and improvements could be observed.
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