Bach Flower Remedies Just Don’t Work

TC writes: “I have a question about Bach Flower Remedies.  I am trying to find out if these remedies are considered New Age. I have a few books book about them which state that it “treats the individual not the symptoms / or disease. They work on an emotional condition of the person concerned.”  “The effect of taking the remedies is not to suppress negative attitudes but transforms them into positive ones, stimulating self-healing.” Can you let me know what the Church teaches about this product?”

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Try the Chaplet of Mercy Instead of the “Mad Russian” to Quit Bad Habits

CL writes: “A couple of people I know are considering a session with a gentleman (Yefim Shubentsov) known as the ‘Mad Russian’ (hypnotist?) in Brookline, MA to help quit smoking (bioenergetics?).  I wanted to know how this stands in the eyes of the Catholic Church.”

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