One of the most common questions we get when working with crystals is: “What are the best healing crystals for stress and anxiety?” In general, crystal therapy is a natural way to reduce stress and anxiety in your life without any negative side effects.
If you are looking for a gentle and holistic way to overcome feelings of anxiety, healing crystal energy may help. Crystal healing can ease symptoms such as stomach churning, tense muscles and loss of self-confidence, allowing you to enjoy life more.
Please note: You should always seek medical advice if you suffer from anxiety. While crystals may help relieve symptoms, they are never a substitute for medical or psychological care.
Anxiety & depression can arise from many different root causes, such as lack of confidence in ourselves, overwhelming circumstances, negative beliefs, and inner conflicts. Crystals can help calm the mind, soothe the heart, and heal the soul.
Turning to healing crystals can be an amazing way to tune in and alleviate unsettling feelings, especially when used alongside other wellness practices such as prayer and meditation. Thankfully there are hundreds of crystals that can act as tools for helping with our stress.
Here are a 7 of my favourite stones that may help you alleviate some stressful and anxious feelings. I’m showing you them as bracelets but you can also just carry of piece of crystal with you.
Rhodonite is an emotional balancer that nutures love. This stone stimulates and activates the heart and heart chakra. It is extremely beneficial in cases of self-destruction, co-dependency and abuse. Rhodonite clears away emotional wounds and scars from the past to make way for unselfish self-love and forgiveness. Rhodonite can build up your confidence.
Self-love is so important to everyone, almost like a super-power everyone should have. Rose Quartz is said to attract and inspire love in all forms, however it is especially good for promoting self-love and emotional harmony. When we’re stressed it can be hard to remember to take care of ourselves, but keeping a piece of rose quartz with you or wearing it can act as a powerful visual reminder to take a little bit of ‘me time’ even if it’s only a couple of minutes breathing deeply.
Howlite is an extremely calming stone and if you’re experiencing problems falling asleep at night, try tucking a white a piece of Howlite under your pillow, as it’s calming energy is believed to help with insomnia. Howlite teaches patience, wisdom, and helps to resolve feelings of anger. Wear it on your wrist as it is said to absorb your own feelings of anger, while shielding you from the negative energy of others.
Sodalite is often referred to as “The Stone of Peace” as it calms the mind and eases panic attacks. It can release core fears, phobias and guilt that can sometimes hold you back from who you truly are. Sodalite can stimulate the release of old rigid mind sets and create space to allow new insights to be put into practice.
Lepidolite is extremely useful in reducing stress and depression. It can stop obsessive thoughts, relieve despondency and help with insomnia. Lepidolite contains lithium and is helpful in stabilizing mood swings and bipolar disorders. It is excellent for overcoming any emotional or mental dependency.
Tigers Eye can heal feelings of self-worth and self-criticism. It supports and addictive personality in making changes. Emotionally, Tigers Eye balances the yin-yang and energizes the emotional body. It is a protective stone and assists and accomplishing goals, recognizing inner resources and promoting clarity of intention. It grounds and facilitates manifestation of your will.
Citrine raises self-esteem and self-confidence and removes destructive tendencies. It makes you less sensitive, especially to criticism and encourages acting on constructive criticism. It helps you develop a positive attitude to look forward optimistically, going with the flow instead of hanging on to the past. The best way to keep Citrine with you is by wearing it as jewelry to keep it close to your body.