Negativity Bias: Why Bad Memories Stick and How Flower Essences Can Help


People experience both happy and sad events. This seems very logical and uncontroversial. Children are no different than adults. They experience stress proportionate to their lives and experiences. Both good and bad things happen in the lives of people of all ages. However, the glitch is that we tend to remember the bad things that happened to us the most. As small children, when things perceived as bad happened to us, we interpreted them as being a threat to our safety and security, so we reacted by putting up defenses. Most of us have kept this up as adults.


The Role of the Amygdala


Let’s hold that thought for a minute and talk about the amygdala. The amygdala is a part of the brain that is commonly thought to form the core of the neural system responsible for processing fearful and threatening stimuli, including detection of threat and activation of appropriate fear-related behaviors in response to threatening or dangerous stimuli.


Evolutionary biologists tell us that the amygdala uses about two-thirds of its neurons simply scanning for threats. As a result, negative events that hurt us, scare us, bother us, are painful for us are more easily stored in our long-term memory than happy events that bring us joy. This is called the “negativity bias.”


The negativity bias can contribute to storing this information in your DNA and ultimately causing or contributing to ancestral trauma. Negativity biases have been linked to numerous psychological disorders, such as depression and anxiety.


Understanding the Negativity Bias


Understanding the negativity bias is crucial because it impacts our overall well-being. We may find ourselves dwelling on past hurts, anxieties about future events, or simply feeling more attuned to negative stimuli in our environment. However, there are ways to counteract the effects of the negativity bias, and one such method involves the use of flower essences.


What are Flower Essences?

But what are flower essences? Flower essences are a vibrational infusion of flowers stabilized in water. Every living thing has a vibrational frequency. Flowers have a vibrational frequency that carries healing information to remedy a specific soul state that has fallen out of alignment with the higher self. Each flower has a specific healing theme. It has specialized knowledge that can benefit other living beings.

Flower essences are not essential oils. This is the most common misconception. Essential oils are aromatic and concentrated. They contain the physical body of the plant. Flower essences are not concentrated and NOT aromatic. Further, they do not contain plant particles. They contain plant consciousness. They are vibrational remedies that work on the level of the subtle body.


Unlocking the Healing Potential of Flower Essences:

At The Flower Apothecary, we offer a curated selection of flower essences, each infused with the vibrational energy of nature’s most potent healers. From the soothing embrace of Star of Bethlehem to the radiant strength of 22 KT Gold, our essences are meticulously crafted to address a wide range of emotional imbalances and challenges. Let’s explore how a few of them can help transform negativity into positivity:


Star of Bethlehem:

This gentle yet powerful remedy offers support for grief and its aftereffects, shock, and the neutralization of current and past trauma. Whether you’re facing a crisis or receiving bad news, let Star of Bethlehem guide you towards healing and inner peace.


22 KT Gold:

This uplifting elixir gently assists with feelings of sadness, empowering you to assert yourself and set boundaries with confidence and grace. Experience enhanced focus and clarity as you navigate life’s challenges with renewed vigor. Like a protective shield, 22 KT Gold facilitates remaining untarnished and true to oneself, preserving your essence amidst the chaos.




Protects energy and empowers, this potent remedy is a valuable ally for empaths and hypersensitive individuals. Say goodbye to feeling easily shaken or rattled by ‘energy vampires’ as Nigella fortifies your energy field, making you less susceptible to external influences.






Embrace a brighter outlook with Gentian flower essence. Helpful for those with a “half glass empty” perspective, this remedy lifts spirits and dispels negativity. Whether you’re easily discouraged or prone to feeling disheartened, Gentian shifts you to a more positive outlook so that you persevere with optimism, even in the face of challenges.


Flower Essences Help Mitigate Negativity Bias


Flower essences can help remedy negativity bias by addressing the underlying emotional patterns that contribute to negative thinking and behavior. Each flower essence is associated with specific emotional qualities and can help bring balance and harmony to our mental and emotional state.


Incorporating Flower Essences into Your Daily Wellness Routine


By incorporating flower essences into our daily wellness routine, we can gradually shift our focus from negativity to positivity. These gentle yet powerful remedies help us release deep-seated emotional patterns, allowing us to experience greater peace, joy, and resilience in the face of life’s challenges.What is flower essence therapy?


In conclusion, the negativity bias is a natural aspect of human psychology, but it doesn’t have to dictate our experiences or define our well-being. With the help of flower essences, we can cultivate a more balanced perspective, unlocking the potential for healing and growth within ourselves.