Elm is the remedy for people suffering a temporary loss of confidence due to the overwhelming amount of responsibility they have taken on. Genuine Elm types are people who are successful and carrying out work they believe in, but at times the burden brings them down and they feel will not be able to cope.
The remedy helps to dispel these feelings so that we can resume our lives without thought of failure.
Elm is used to restore a sense of self-assurance to those who have accepted too much responsibility and as a result are suffering from a temporary loss of confidence. In contrast with the Larch state Elm types know they can do things, but sometimes feel overwhelmed by the sheer number or scale of the things they have to do.
Your normally capable and self-confident horse may seem dejected and down in the mouth when he is in a Elm state. This usually happens when the Elm horse has something new to deal with on top of an already full workload.
Things to look for:
- Horses who are struggling to cope with additional pressures or demands, such as the birth of a foal or a change of routine
- Capable horses who lose their confidence when they are ill
- Capable horses who are eager to learn but lose their confidence because of training pressure
“Those who are doing good work, are following the calling of their life and who hope to do something of importance, and this often for the benefit of humanity. At times there may be periods of depression when they feel that the task they have undertaken is too difficult, and not within the power of a human being.” Dr. Edward Bach ~