What Crystals Can Help With Anxiety?
Anxiety disorders affect millions of Americans every year. They include panic disorder, social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
These conditions cause extreme fear or worry about everyday situations.
Some people experience more than one type of anxiety at a time. The symptoms are often related to the way we think, feel and act.
Crystals have long been associated with healing and protection, and have been used for thousands of years in many cultures as tools for healing and wellness.
In recent years, they’ve become widely recognized as powerful aids for emotional well-being, and have been added to the repertoire of natural tools that are used for relieving stress and anxiety.
Each crystal has its own abilities to heal, for the mind, body and the soul. We have compiled a list of the best and most effective crystals that you can use to promote a good level of energy flow around the body, so that you can take control of your anxiety, and reclaim your life.
Read on to learn more.
Amethyst is a beautiful gemstone that is known to protect, heal, and purify. It is well known for its beautiful purple hue too, making it an attractive item for crystal lovers and collectors.
It calms anxiety and negative energy, through the spiritual mechanism of attracting positive, soothing vibrations. Therefore, it can be particularly beneficial for those who suffer from insomnia and nightmares.
The amethyst is also known as the ‘all-purpose’ stone, as it can help a whole host of different difficulties and conditions.
This includes those suffering from depression, anger management issues, and even those dealing with addiction. Amethyst helps to clear away any negativity that may be affecting their lives.
Rhodonite is a great stone that helps to bring feelings of calm, when you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed. It helps to release old emotions and hurts, and gives you the strength to move forward.
It helps bring order to your life by clearing away emotional wounds and scars, and therefore can really reduce and suppress your anxiety.
Citrine crystals create happy, optimistic, and joyful feelings – linked to their orange happy color!
In particular, this crystal can help people feel better about themselves and their lives, and can have the effect of making people more confident and motivated.
Citrines are able to bring out the best in everyone around them. People who wear citrines are believed to be happier, healthier, and more productive.
So, if you have struggled with social anxiety or anxiety that affects your productivity, this crystal might be the best one for you to use.
Overall, citrines are able to help people deal with stress better – and funnel it into something productive, rather than just spiraling. When someone wears a citrine, they tend to be more positive and less stressed.
Citrines help heal emotional wounds.
Crystals are a great way to help you relax and calm down when you feel anxious or stressed out. They can be used in meditation, as an aid for sleep, or even just to keep your energy up throughout the day.
Moonstone is a powerful stone for fertility, pregnancy and childbirth – so it is great for expecting mothers, new mothers, or just those who are stressed out over their children.
It encourages new beginnings and encourages inner strength and growth, and can help stabilize emotions and encourage positive feelings.
It is also a useful crystal for all girls and women, as it is so tied into divine femininity. Furthermore, it can help us to get in touch with a more feminine side, and is even thought to balance female hormones, like estrogen and progesterone.
So, if you think you experience more anxiety or stress around a certain phase in your menstrual cycle, then you could employ the use of the moonstone crystal to help you through this tough period.
Overall, this crystal is great to tie you to your inner divine feminine power, and is also great when starting afresh or experiencing a new beginning, as it will eradicate any feelings of fear or stress, and just general help to stabilize your emotions, so that you can move on after any trouble you have positively.
5. Rose Quartz
This crystal is commonly known as the crystal of love, and you typically feel love, creativity and inspiration when you hold this crystal.
In addition to this more traditional view of rose quartz, today it is also associated with feelings of self-love.
When you are suffering from anxiety and feeling very overwhelmed, it is easy to forget about how important loving yourself is.
Keeping a rose quartz crystal nearby can let you be far more present within yourself, and giving yourself time to enjoy your own company and serve only yourself can really help to relieve stress when you are feeling like you have been spread too thin.
Rose quartz will let you open your mind, your heart, and soul, so that you can fly free from the hardships and challenges of life.
Celestite is a crystal that connects us with the angelic realm. It helps us feel safe and calm when we’re scared.
Celestite is a beautiful crystal that looks like a star, and is therefore really visually appealing if that is how you choose your crystals.
In many spiritual beliefs, the celestite crystal is thought to allow for the free flow of divine frequencies.
Unsurprisingly, because of this, it is thought to be great for relieving anxiety, stress, or even helping to alleviate obsessive thoughts and behaviors.
It is great for things like stage fright, fear of public speaking, shyness, fear of crowds, or even just general nerves about performance in some kind of task.
This crystal will begin harmony and balance into your life, so that you can both find and maintain inner peace – and you no longer feel like there are anxious warring factions within your soul.
In conclusion, crystals can be of a lot of use as a natural tool to help you cope with anxiety and stress, as well as other mental health issues. The first thing to know about crystals is that they are not drugs or medications.
They are minerals, and they have been used for thousands of years to help people cope with stress, grief, anxiety and depression.
They can be used to alleviate every day feelings of anxiety, but if you think that you are experiencing something more serious, then you should seek more medical help.
Crystals can be used effectively alongside other techniques to manage mental health – like therapy and medication. We hope that this article has provided you with help and guidance.
Author: Michelle Landeros, LMFT
Michelle Landeros is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT). She is passionate about helping individuals, couples and families thrive.
Last updated: September 24, 2023