Positive state: Balanced responsibility
Negative state: Overwhelmed by responsibility
Elm helps those normally very capable people, perhaps with responsible jobs, large families or dependants to care for who suddenly find themselves feeling overburdened, overwhelmed and uncharacteristically unable to cope with their responsibilities. ‘The last straw that broke the camels back’ sums up the negative state of this remedy very well.
Taken short term Elm will very quickly help to restore the strength of mind and ability to cope. Taken more long term it will help the Elm personality to determine which responsibilities are truly their own and to balance these with the need for personal nurturing.