Elm is for a person who is usually capable of dealing with work and personal commitments but who experiences a sudden feeling of being overwhelmed by responsibilities -- a temporary despondency.
They feel that they have more responsibilities that they can cope with and feel that they will fail.
This remedy is often useful for people who are working for the benefit of humanity such as doctors, teachers and healers.
The purpose of this remedy is to give us the strength, courage and conviction to be able to get on with the task in hand despite the difficulties.
We develop self belief and faith in our ability to tackle the work before us and feel confident, capable and self assured.