Stress and Anxiety

 Stress and Anxiety – Crystals for dealing with Stress and Anxiety.

Among the best crystals for stress and anxiety are the lithium stones – Kunzite, Lepidolite and Lithium Quartz. The Lithium in these crystals is the same mineral used in antidepressant medications.

Kunzite—is protective, dispels negativity and raises your vibrations aligning you with the energy of Divine Love. It reduces stress related anxiety and helps to alleviate panic attacks. It promotes tolerance and clears resistances.

Lepidolite—has a soothing, calming energy that relieves exhaustion, releases tension and soothes the nervous system.  It brings a gentle, balanced and positive vibration that supports you if you are feeling anxious, stressed or depressed, helping you to feel more settled and serene.

Lithium Quartz—is a very gentle, but powerful healing stone, that conveys an easy state of relaxation without diminishing your energy level. It has a calming energy that is effective at reducing stress, anxiety and tension, and bringing hope, relaxation and peace.

Below are twenty crystals which are frequently used for dealing with or relieving Stress and Anxiety:

Agate has healing and cleansing qualities that eliminate negative energy and soothe and calm the mind, body and spirit. It tones, strengthens and heals emotional tension, helping to relieve stress and anxiety.

Amethyst promotes emotional balance, dispelling fear and anxiety, easing tension and assisting in coming to terms with loss.

Apophyllite has a calming effect and releases suppressed emotions. It effectively decreases stress, releasing mental blockages and negative thought patterns. It overcomes anxiety, fears and worries. It quiets apprehension and allows uncertainty to be tolerated. 

Aquamarine has a calming energy that quiets the mind and reduces stress. It gives support when you are overwhelmed and encourages taking personal responsibility for your circumstance. It can help shatter self-defeating agendas.

Aventurine promotes a feeling of wellbeing and stabilises your state of mind. It stimulates emotional recovery and calms anger and irritation. Heals the heart, mind and soul, relieves stress.

Azurite allows extra light into your emotions, clearing away stress, worry, grief and sadness. It transmutes fears and phobias and encourages confident self-expression.

Black Tourmaline grounds and protects against all kinds of negativity. It increases physical energy and disperses tension and stress. It clears negative thoughts and promotes a laid back attitude. 

Blue Tiger Eye alleviates depression and lifts moods. It is calming, aids the overanxious and phobic and releases stress.

Brecciated Jasper is an excellent aid for keeping your feet on the ground and attaining emotional stability. It is a protection stone that promotes mental clarity and organizational abilities. It helps ease stress by bringing happiness, relaxation and a confident outlook on life.

Charoite provides deep physical and emotional healing that helps you accept the present moment for what it is and as being perfect. It is able to reduce stress and worry and help put things into perspective, bringing about a relaxed attitude and helping to release deep fears and overcoming resistance.  

Dioptase has a dramatic effect on the human energy field and promotes living in the present moment. It supports a positive attitude to life, clears our perception of how things ought to be and brings in the energy of Love. It is particularly effective at overcoming addictions and stress.  

Fluorite calms and relieves tension, stress and anxiety. It cleanses, purifies, dispels and reorganises whatever is needed to remove all kinds of negative energies. It also enhances mental clarity and reduces instability and disorder. 

Kyanite reveals the part you played in creating causes and the measures to correct them. It cuts through fears and confusion, dissipating blockages, anger, frustration and stress.

Lapis Lazuli harmonises the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. It stimulates personal and spiritual power. It swiftly releases stress and brings deep peace, it possesses enormous serenity.  

Moonstone has a powerful effect of calming and stabilising the emotions. It calms overreaction to situations and emotional triggers. It provides deep emotional healing, soothes emotional instability and assists with mastery over your emotions and stress.

Moss Agate encourages trust and hope. It releases fear and lessens deep seated stress. It helps to develop personal strength and instils tolerance.

Smithsonite is excellent for securing a balanced life, as it imparts harmony and diplomacy and remedies unpleasant situations. With an extremely gentle presence it forms a buffer against life’s problems. It is perfect for releasing stress that is virtually at breaking point and alleviating mental breakdown.    

Smokey Quartz has a grounding spiritual energy that gently neutralises negative vibrations. It stabilises mood swings, relieves stress and depression. It provides a protective field for recovery and helps restore imbalance caused by extreme stress and burnout.

Staurolite is extraordinarily useful in relieving stress and anxiety. It alleviates depression and negates the tendency to overcommit your energy.

Tourmalinated Quartz gently creates an opening for healing energy to flow. It dissolves destructive patterns and behaviour and is extremely effective at releasing stress and trauma from anyone who is “buttoned down tight”.

In addition to these there are still other crystals that deal with specific issues and causes of stress and anxiety, so there are a vast number of crystals that may be helpful in dealing with this. 

A Crystal Layout is an Effective Remedy for Stress and Anxiety.

As well as wearing or carrying any of the crystals listed above or drinking an appropriate elixir, another way to deal with stress and anxiety is to use a grid or crystal layout. Relaxation is the best antidote to stress and anxiety and laying crystals on or around your body is a very effective way to bring relieve and at the same time provide some prized time to yourself.  

This simple Amethyst layout is a very effective remedy. Lay down on something firm but comfortable. Take eight Amethyst crystals, points are preferable, but tumbled stones or small clusters will suffice and lay them about a hand span out from your body. (Point facing inwards if you are using points). Place one just below and between your feet. One above your head. One above each shoulder. One at each of your hips. One outside each ankle. Close your eyes and relax for ten to thirty minutes. You might like to add a Rose Quartz placed on your heart as a reminder of self-love and appreciation. 

Alternatively, you could arrange them around your bed and allow them to do their magic while you sleep.

Selecting the best crystal(s) for your use in resolving stress and anxiety:

Use your intuition to help you decide which crystal or crystals will work best with you. Or you could choose based upon what you have read about each crystal and its specific influences. Alternatively, you could select the most appropriate crystal with your pendulum. Simply place your attention on the list above, one stone at a time and ask if it is the most appropriate for your use. 

A Pocket Stress Relief Stone:

From the list above, choose a favourite tumbled stone and keep it in your pocket or purse and whenever you feel stressed or uptight, take it out and fondle or play with it in your hand until you feel some relief. This is a calming and harmless therapy that you can do as often as needed. 



© Ron and Sue Windred.
Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.

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