Patterns of imbalance: Fear of losing control, or of mental and emotional breakdown; desperate, destructive impulses.
There are times when the soul has difficulty bearing the weight of its incarnation. The circumstances of life oppress and condense the soul, so that it literally feels that it cannot take any more pressure or stress. There is the fear that one will lose control and become erratic, destructive, or even suicidal or insane. The soul tries to protect against this fear of losing control by tightening its grip, which only leads to more pressure and stress. At these extreme times, Cherry Plum is indicated. --Taken from Flower Essence Repertory by P. Kaminski and R. Katz