Seven Healing Crystals to Ease Anxiety

Updated on February 2, 2018
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I have studied crystal healing for many years and have studied and been attuned to reiki levels one, two, and masters.

Healing crystals have many benefical qualities in helping ease stress and anxiety.
Healing crystals have many benefical qualities in helping ease stress and anxiety. | Source
Seven Healing Crystals
Blue Lace Agate
Lepidolite
Black Tourmaline
Rose Quartz
Chrysocolla
Blue Calcite
Aquamarine

Modern life can be hectic, busy, and demanding with very little time for relaxation or simply slowing down and taking a step back from our responsibilities and commitments. As time goes on and our working and personal lives become more and more reliant and integrated with technological advances, it seems unlikely that this way of life will change or ease. This constant cycle of activity, stress, and always being on the go can compromise health and well-being on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level.

Anxiety disorders and related conditions are becoming more and more common among people of all ages. Even young children are being diagnosed with anxiety that will hinder their lives both at home and at school. Many people are prescribed conventional medicines to help to control their symptoms and to enable them to continue with their lives as normal. Not only can these medications cause a range of unpleasant side effects, they do not address the cause of the anxiety. Understandably, people can be reluctant to use these or only wish to use them short term. As an alternative to over the counter or prescription medications, there are many natural and drug free methods that can be used, including crystal healing.

Crystal Healing and Anxiety

Crystals can be used to bring calm and inner peace to your life. They can be used regularly as a relaxing break from everyday life or whenever they are needed to help you prepare or cope with specific circumstances. Crystal healing is a safe and effective therapy for all ages and will not have any negative impact on any other treatments or medications that are being used at the time. It is gentle enough to be used by the elderly, young babies, children, pregnant women and anyone who suffers with chronic or reoccurring illness. Care should be taken when using crystals with young children and babies however due to the possibility that small crystals could present a choking hazard. In these cases conceal the stones safely within the child’s clothes for example in a zipped pocket or they can be placed under their mattress or inside pram covers where they cannot be seen or reached. An alternative option is to place the crystals into a small drawstring bag and tie or sew this securely closed. A simple pouch could also be made by folding a small piece of cloth and sewing it together.

Choosing Crystals

There are many calming and soothing crystals that are known for their ability to ease the symptoms of anxiety and relief stress. Some crystals may have a greater effect than others depending on the person using them so it can help to try out a few types. As with all crystal healing, when choosing your stones concentrate on the issues you wish to resolve and if you feel particularly drawn to a certain stone or another type it is likely that this will benefit you. It is important to remember to cleanse your crystals to stop them being stagnated with stale or negative energy. There are many ways to do this including leaving them in moon or sunlight, smudging or using a cleansing crystal such as amethyst.

The stones can be used in many ways depending on your situation and which you prefer. For use every day they can be carried with you in a pocket or worn as part of a bracelet or other jewellery. They can also be held during meditation or held when you feel feelings of anxiety and stress taking over. Palm stones, sometimes known as thumb stones or worry stones can be a good choice. These are flat and generally oval shaped polished crystals. They rest in your hand and have a slight indent for your thumb, which can be used to rub or press against the stone.

1. Blue Lace Agate

This calming blue crystal is regarded by many as the best choice for reducing anxiety and stress. Its soothing vibrational energy encourages relaxation and calms the nerves. Meditating with blue lace agate is highly effective in reducing stress and anxiety. If you struggle with anxiety on a daily basis it can help to wear a bracelet or other piece of jewellery made using this crystal so you are able to benefit from this stones gentle calming energy at all times. Alternatively carry a blue lace agate in your pocket were you can hold it whenever you need.

Blue lace agate is an excellent calming crystal.
Blue lace agate is an excellent calming crystal. | Source
Lepidolite contains naturally occuring lithium, which is commonly used anti-anxiety medications.
Lepidolite contains naturally occuring lithium, which is commonly used anti-anxiety medications. | Source

2. Lepidolite

This stone contains naturally occurring lithium, an ingredient often used in anti-anxiety medications. This gentle stone allows you to benefit from this without any of the potential side effects of medication. Lepidolite can help to bring balance and clarity in times of stress or when you feel like the world around you or your life is in chaos. Carry the stone with you and hold it any time you need comfort. It can also be placed over the third eye or meditated with.

Black tourmaline can help protect against negative energy.
Black tourmaline can help protect against negative energy. | Source

3. Black Tourmaline

This is an excellent choice of crystal when your worries, anxiety, or fears feel overwhelming or unsurmountable. Hold the stone in your hand and visualise all of your troubles being sucked into the stone, leaving you feeling relaxed and able to go about your day. Black tourmaline can also help to protect you against negative energy.

Rose quartz is known by many as the stone of unconditional love.
Rose quartz is known by many as the stone of unconditional love. | Source

4. Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is considered by many to be the stone of unconditional love and is strongly associated with the heart chakra. Its gentle and loving vibrations are particularly useful in easing an upsets connected with emotions, confrontation and relationships. This stone will help to bring your comfort and increase your feelings of self-love and self-worth. Rose quartz is commonly found in jewellery or other items.

Chrysocolla can help to calm your heart chakra and increased heartbeat due to nervousness and fear.
Chrysocolla can help to calm your heart chakra and increased heartbeat due to nervousness and fear. | Source

5. Chrysocolla

This stone is an very good choice when you need a confidence boost or are worried about being able to communicate your needs effectively. It can also be used to relief anxiety and fear associated with social situations and being in public. Chrysocolla can help to calm your heart chakra and increased heartbeat due to nervousness and fear.

Blue calcite has an excellent soothing calm energy.
Blue calcite has an excellent soothing calm energy. | Source

6. Blue Calcite

The energy of calcite is able to clear and purify negative energy as well as aiding communication and emotional release. It can help you too see a situation from a new perspective and to avoid being stuck in outdated and counterproductive thought patterns. Blue calcite can be used to calm frayed nerves and general anxiety. It encourages rest and relaxation, allowing you to recuperate and restore your energy.

7. Aquamarine

Aquamarine has a pale blue colour and has long been associated with the calming elements of water. It has great ability to soothe and calm any emotional problems and promotes joy, peace, love, and happiness. This stone is an especially good choice for any anxiety, fears, or upsets connected with relationships and friendships.

Aquamarine promotes joy and happiness.
Aquamarine promotes joy and happiness. | Source

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      Flor 

      4 weeks ago

      Can crystals be lend to another person?

    • Elderberry Arts profile imageAUTHOR

      Claire 

      9 months ago from Surrey, Uk

      Thank you. I hope that wearing your necklace will help.

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      precy anza 

      9 months ago from USA

      Can't resist reading this as the photo is inviting. :) Thank you for the information. I have a necklace with rose quartz pendant I should start wearing it after reading this.

    • Elderberry Arts profile imageAUTHOR

      Claire 

      23 months ago from Surrey, Uk

      Hi, thank you for your kind comment. I also home educate and have an interest in herbalism and homeopathy. I hope that you will have great results with your crystals.

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      Gina Welds Hulse 

      24 months ago from Rockledge, Florida

      I'm so glad I found you here on HP. I use crystals, but I did not realize that crystals could produce the kind of relief suggested here. I will definitely read up more on your other articles.

      I'm an Herbalist, essential oils consultant and homeschooling mom. I think I can benefit from your knowledge on crystals.

      Thanks for sharing.

      GIna

    • Elderberry Arts profile imageAUTHOR

      Claire 

      24 months ago from Surrey, Uk

      Good to hear that you found a crystal that works well for you. Rose quartz is one of my favourites. I find blue lace agate very good too.

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      Nancy Yager 

      2 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      I find Rose Quartz to be the most calming of all the crystal. I found it to be very helpful in calming children.

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