Claire has worked with crystals and many other aspects of paganism for over 12 years. She has also studied reiki up to master level.
Anxious thinking is present in all forms of anxiety and can range from being mild and manageable to uncontrollable and debilitating. Therapies such as CBT (cognitive-behavioural therapy) and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) aim to address anxious thoughts by learning why we have them and changing how we respond. These therapies can be invaluable in learning how to manage anxious thoughts and overcoming anxiety.
In addition to psychotherapies, there are several other techniques and activities have shown to be beneficial for those struggling with anxiety and anxious thoughts. For example, exercise can help to reduce anxiety by altering the activity of various chemicals in the brain. There is also a range of natural therapies that can help ease anxiety including meditation, yoga and herbal remedies. Many people have also experienced great results working with crystals to reduce anxious thinking as well as other aspects of anxiety.
Crystal Healing for Anxious Thoughts
Crystal healing is a safe and simple alternative therapy that can be used by people of all ages. It is minimal, and all you require to practice it is the appropriate crystals for your needs rather than a vast quantity of expensive equipment. Working with healing crystals is a very versatile therapy that can fit into almost any lifestyle or schedule.
Crystal Placement Method
It can be as simple as carrying one or a selection of stones with you.
- Many people like to carry their chosen crystal with them in a pocket or bag so that it is with them at all times.
- Wearing crystals in jewellery is an easy way to benefit from their natural healing abilities.
- Crystals can be kept at home and, for example, placed by your bed or under your pillow so they can soothe and heal as you sleep.
- On your desk or next to your favourite chair are also good places.
Keep crystals close by placing them in areas where you spend a lot of time.
Meditation Grid Method
They can also be used in meditation or in creating crystal grids. A crystal grid is made up of several crystals arranged in a geometric shape or pattern. They can be created using one type of crystal but more commonly include several varieties meaning that you can create a custom grid by combining the energetic properties of several crystals. As well as harnessing the beneficial energy of the stones, crystal grids work with sacred geometry to create shifts in energy and support you in creating the change you desire.
Larimar is a calming crystal that can help you relax and not be consumed by your worries. It is a water element stone meaning it has a strong connection to emotions and is often used in easing anxiety. This blue stone is great whether you struggle with social anxiety, relationship anxiety or a more generalised form of anxiety. It can also be a very soothing crystal for those who suffer from obsessive or repetitive anxious thoughts. As a blue stone Larimar is connected to the throat chakra and can aid in supporting communication and give you the confidence to speak up when needed. It is a particularly beneficial stone when you need to approach difficult subjects or feel anxious talking about your thoughts, feelings and emotions. Larimar is also a good choice of crystal when you need to ask for help managing anxiety or self-sabotaging behaviours. As well as supporting you in helping others to understand the difficulties you face Larimar can be used when you don’t understand these yourself or are struggling to identify which emotions you are feeling.
2. Green Calcite
This variety of calcite is a great addition to crystal layouts for stability and gentle or gradual healing. It can of course also be used on its own and is a good crystal for soothing anxiety, psychological difficulties and nervous conditions. Green calcite can be used to ease obsessive behaviour and thoughts as well as in dissolving unwanted ridged beliefs, habits and thought patterns. Often people hold on to what is familiar to them even when this no longer benefits them or has become negative or destructive, and green calcite can support people through the process of recognising this and letting go of what no longer serves them. Green calcite absorbs negativity and helps to motivate procrastinators. The energy of this emotionally supportive stone is great for overcoming challenges in life and bringing feelings of vitality and stability to your life.
3. Bornite (Peacock Ore)
Bornite, also known as peacock ore is a useful stone for calming the fight or flight reflex when it is not genuinely needed and encourages you to look at the situation realistically rather than through perceived threats and danger. This crystal can help in reconnecting to your intuition and increase your appreciation of natural beauty. Bornite can be useful in giving a confidence boost when attending social events, especially when meeting people for the first time. This boost and the relaxing nature of this crystal also make it a good choice for job interviews, auditions and performances. Bornite gains its folk name peacock ore due to its bright rainbow of colours and can be found with metallic hues of iridescent blue, purple and red. It balances, cleanses and clears the chakras returning harmony to your body and energy. It supports working through traumatic situations, whether past or present and in identifying any lessons that can be learnt as you move forward. This crystal helps you recognise detrimental thoughts and where this stem from so you can work towards resolving them.
Amazonite creates feelings of balance, peace and stability in those around it making this stone a good choice for easing anxiety. It helps to calm the nervous system and alleviate worries while dispelling negativity and irritation. This crystal is beneficial for people who tend to neglect themselves or become consumed by overthinking situations. Amazonite is regarded as a stone of truth and courage that encourages you to live life on your terms and not be held back by your worries unnecessarily.
5. Pink Aventurine
This variety of aventurine is said to have the ability to bring light and happiness into even the darkest times. It is especially beneficial to those who feel that their life has no meaning or that no one would miss them if they weren’t around. Pink aventurine can bring hope to those who feel trapped by misery and motivate them to make positive changes. If you find it difficult to stay calm under pressure this crystal can aid in keeping you feeling calm and composed. This pink stone is a good choice for people who are afraid of taking risks or accepting new opportunities due to fear of failing.
Pink aventurine is linked to the heart chakra and so is especially good for soothing anxiety connected to emotions or relationships. The energy of this stone reminds us no matter what has happened in our past relationships we can still have a happy and stable one in future. It teaches us to seek balance and that we are strong enough to handle anything that life throws at us.
This crystal is very beneficial to the mind and can be calming or stimulating depending on what is needed. Amethyst helps to gather and order scattered thoughts and facilitates the acceptance of new information and ideas. This crystal has long been valued as a stone for reducing addictions and obsessive and compulsive behaviours. Amethyst is a good choice for situations where you feel unsure of what action to take as it aids in making decisions with a clear head without emotions clouding your judgement. Instead, this crystal can bring insight into the emotions you are feeling and why giving you a clearer and more realistic view of the situation and how it can be resolved.
Working with the energy of amethyst can aid in understanding your own needs and wants and what you need to do in life to be truly happy. It can help in releasing fears and worries and help in building confidence, especially when it comes to sharing how you feel or asking for what you need in life.
Sometimes known as the stone of peace, sodalite is a calming blue and white stone that can help even when life feels hopeless. It reminds us that even when it feels like we are alone with the struggles in life there are in fact many people who can offer help and support. Sodalite helps to clear mental confusion and encourages rational thought so you can look at a situation more logically. This crystal can be used in letting go of old thought patterns and mental conditioning, creating space to replace these with new information, ideals and habits. Carry sodalite with you when you feel anxious about a conversation due to not knowing what to say or the best way to approach the other person. As a throat chakra crystal sodalite will support effective and calm communication so you can get your message across as calmly and effectively as possible with minimum stress to yourself.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Claire