Books and reading lists

Reading lists

These reading lists give you an idea of how best to prepare for the core Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 courses. Select the language you want to read in, and click “View”.

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The Bach Centre stocks a range of books that range from Dr. Bach’s early writings to more recent texts by former and current members of the Bach Centre team.  All can be relied upon to provide accurate information on the system and its history, and all have Dr. Bach’s message of simplicity at heart. The range includes:

Essential Writings of Edward Bach – containing both Heal Thyself and The Twelve Healers & Other Remedies

Heal Thyself – Dr. Bach’s philosophical work as a single publication

Original Writings of Edward Bach – John Ramsell & Judy Ramsell Howard (Eds.) – a compilation of Dr. Bach’s writings, letters, lectures and essays

The Medical Discoveries of Edward Bach Physician – Nora Weeks’ biography of how Dr. Bach discovered the remedies

The Bach Remedies Illustrations & Preparations – Nora Weeks & Victor Bullen – the plants and how the remedies are made

Bach Remedies Repertory – by C.J. Wheeler, Dr. Bach’s friend and colleague (updated by the Bach Centre)

The Dictionary of Bach Flower Remedies – Tom Hyne-Jones, a friend and visitor to Nora Weeks and the Bach Centre

The Handbook of Bach Flower Remedies – Philip Chancellor – description of the remedies together with case studies from Nora Weeks’ Newsletters

Bach Flower Remedies Step by Step – Judy Ramsell Howard – a straightforward guide to the remedy indications and how to use them, and includes sections on women, children, plants etc.

The Bach Remedies Workbook – Stefan Ball – a ‘course in a book’ which provides a means to learn about the remedies and the history of Dr Bach’s work.

Bach Flower Remedies for Women – Judy Ramsell Howard – how the remedies can help throughout a woman’s life from adolescence through to old age

Bach Flower Remedies for Men – Stefan Ball – how the remedies can help men throughout their life

Growing Up with Bach Flower Remedies – Judy Ramsell Howard – how the remedies can help babies, children and teenagers

Principles of Bach Flower Remedies – Stefan Ball – explanation of the remedies and their uses

Bloom – Stefan Ball – using the system for personal growth

Bach Flower Remedies for Animals  – Judy Ramsell Howard & Stefan Ball

Emotional Healing for Cats – Judy Ramsell Howard & Stefan Ball

Emotional Healing for Horses & Ponies –  Stefan Ball, Heather Simpson & Judy Ramsell Howard

Bach Flower Gardener – Stefan Ball – using the remedies to help plants

Emotional Wisdom – Lynn MacWhinnie, practitioner and Trainer provides a simple explanation of the remedies and their uses

The Plants of Dr. Bach – Gwenda Kydd – a detailed botanical perspective of each of the 38 remedies

Space to Think – Lesley Cooke – notes and quotes for personal reflection

All these books – and more – can be found in our online shop

Free downloads

The Twelve Healers


The culmination of Dr Bach’s work was a simple book presenting all 38 remedies. Nora used to say, ‘This is the only book you need.’ Choose from the definitive 1941 edition (available in various languages), a 1936 facsimile copy, and a modern edition from 2009.

Heal Thyself

heal_thyselfWritten in 1930, Dr Bach’s book on the spiritual underpinnings of health and illness is a seminal text. Get it for free as a newly prepared eBook. Available in English, Chinese (traditional or simplified), Greek, Hungarian and Serbian.


wall_lectureA new online edition of the complete text of two lectures Dr Edward Bach delivered in 1936, a month before his death.

Free Thyself

free_thyselfAlthough its remedy indications are out of date, Free Thyself remains an important text for serious students of Dr Bach’s work. This new 2014 online edition presents the complete text of 1932 and includes historical notes and a new introduction.

Ye Suffer from Yourselves

ye_sufferIn 1931 Dr Bach addressed a group of homoeopaths in Southport, England; shortly after the text of that address was published as a 16-page pamphlet that can be read as a companion-piece to Heal Thyself. 2015 edition with notes and a short introduction.

The Story of the Travellers

The Story of the TravellersDr Bach created stories around some of the remedies, using them as another way of describing remedy indications. This short book presents his best-known piece, “The Travellers”, alongside other shorter texts. With notes and a new introduction.

Early Research Papers

Early Research PapersA collection of Edward Bach’s research papers covering the ten years between 1920 and 1930, the period leading up to the discovery of the Bach system of flower remedies.

To Thine Own Self

To Thine Own SelfMary Tabor’s 1938 novel, long out of print, retells elements of Edward Bach’s philosophy in a series of stories and parables. Mary was one of the original team at Mount Vernon, alongside Nora Weeks and Victor Bullen, who kept Bach’s work alive after his death in 1936.


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