Written By Liz Oakes
Crystals for stress, tension and anxiety are some of the most sought after healing stones.
This is because so many people in our society feel stressed on a daily basis.
It is so common now that its is no longer unusual to find when speaking to someone to hear them say that they had a stressful day!
So what can you do to help your stress?
While there are quite a few excellent stones that can help stress as well as tension and anxiety, there are many that also aid depression.
Note that some stones that are more effective than others to ease your stress.
If you are feeling physically or emotionally tense it can have an effect on many areas of your life. Using calming and soothing stones can be very effective to aid you.
Many healing crystals for you to use to relieve your stress are talked about on various pages throughout my site
But this article brings many of them together to assist you to find what you need more easily.
So what is stress?
You may have learned the way you handle your present life from the attitudes acquired at a time when you were just a child, and this includes many of the ways you act and how you feel.
These learned attitudes may have now become customary and may have been habits that started when you were only a baby or very young.
Some of the things that cause you stress now, are caused by your way of thinking. This negative way of looking at life may have have been created over many years, and has now become automatic.
Stress can affect your overall health, and a number of health issues are related to uncontrolled stress. It is highly beneficial to take action to aid your stress, but many of you may be doing things that undermine your success.
It is important to learn ways to manage stress, as some of you may experience negative feelings every day that stress you, and these feelings are often caused by the way you think.
You may want to think positively and even try hard to do so.
After a while your negative state of mind, and your feelings, become 'normal' and these normal (negative) feelings are labeled as stress.
If you are wondering whether crystals can relieve stress, then I wish to reassure you that they definitely can help stress, and there are a few quite potent stones that are powerful for this purpose.
Using crystals for stress relief is very powerful and there are a number of ways that you can do this.
Simply holding the stone you are going to use to relieve your stress will start the process.
It can be highly beneficial to find crystals that firstly appeal to you, but that also assist you to change your way of looking at the world from negative to positive.
While there are quite a few wonderful stones to help stress it may benefit you to start by using Black Tourmaline, as this is a powerful stone to use if you need to ground yourself.
There are a number of ways to use these powerful crystals for stress, but in my opinion the best way is to hold it in your hand.
It has a powerful energy to quickly ground your energy and improve your mood.
Check out the symptoms of being ungrounded, as not everyone knows if they need to ground themselves.
Black tourmaline has a number of other powerful attributes that also will help stress.
One of its most powerful actions is the way that it transmutes negative energy into positive energy, which will assist your emotional healing.
Holding it in your hand is an excellent way to release negative emotions and start you on the road to feeling better quickly.
It is also beneficial to have a piece in the bedroom, either on the bedside or under the pillow, for protection and grounding.
If you need to ground yourself this may be causing you physical stress so it is beneficial to take steps to take care of this aspect of your health as soon as possible.
You may also choose to use Black Tourmaline in your daily meditation, as it is a powerful psychic protection stone.
It is also an excellent stone to help electrical hypersensitivity, which is a sensitivity to electromagnetic frequencies or EMF's.
I have an in-depth page on EMF Protection Crystals (and you can read lots of details about this problem) and a specific page about Black Tourmaline (see link to page under picture above) and both will give you information that will help you to discover ways to relieve stress.
There are a large number of crystals that can help stress and anxiety and many of these are effective because they naturally contain the mineral lithium, which is a strong mineral to aid you emotionally.
Lithium is a mineral that is in a number of stones and those stones that contain the most lithium are in the first list below, as they are highly effective crystals for stress.
There are a number of other powerful stones, like the lovely Mangano Calcite that are also highly beneficial to assist stress and they are listed in the second list.
The best known crystals for stress from the group that contain lithium are Pink Kunzite and the lovely yellowish green Hiddenite pictured below, which is also known as yellow Kunzite.
Other lithium based stones are not as well known even though they have very calming nature.
Some of the strongest calming stones that contain lithium includes Pink Tourmaline, Holmquistite, Amblygonite, Lilac Lepidolite and Lithium Quartz.
There are many other powerful stress relief crystals: There are quite a few other stress relief stones that you might like to use and you might already have some of them already.
Some of my favorites to assist you to feel calm and relaxed, and that also assist emotional healing include the following: Scolecite, Black Tourmaline, Amazonite, Diaspore, Vivianite, Aquamarine, Ocean Jasper, Maori Greenstone, Sillimanite, Howlite, Spurrite and Mt Hay Thunderegg.
There are also a number of other crystals for stress and these are listed at the bottom of this page, so check them out too.
Keep a piece of one of the specific crystals for stress on your body for as long as possible each day, so that you will benefit more quickly.
You may also benefit by placing one of these stones under your pillow while you sleep, as you will wake up feeling calmer, more relaxed and refreshed.
There are a number of excellent crystals for stress that will help you to
quickly lift your feelings, as well as relieve some of your depression
The lithium based stones work well to improve how you feel. Using them is one of ways to relieve stress that you may use to aid you to have a more positive mind set.
It is highly beneficial to keep any crystals you use, including crystals for stress, within your auric field for as long as possible, so that you receive the most benefit from their vibration.
Wearing healing crystals as jewelry is one of the ways to relieve your stress, as this means that their stress relief energy is available throughout the day.
Sunstone is a powerful stone that is specifically known to be helpful to aid SAD, which is known to cause extreme stress to many people.
SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that may occur during the shorter days of the year and it is particularly prevalent in areas located closer to the poles.
Many of the crystals for stress also have a variety of other positive metaphysical properties. So if you wish you may like to also read the articles on the individual crystals, to see how else they may aid you.
There are many more stones and crystals to aid stress that have properties that will help to make you feel more positive.
Have a look through the stones shown here, and see if there are any listed that you already have.
Many of these are well known crystals, and have excellent properties to help to relieve stress.
There is another article where I have listed a number of ways to relieve stress that you may not be aware of and these include:
The process of going within is simple, yet many people attempt to make it seem more difficult than it is. The more you do it, the easier the process of meditation gets. After a while it becomes second nature.
by closing your eyes and simply allowing your thoughts to be still. Stilbite is a stone that helps to still your thoughts, so if you have one try using it for meditation.
For some people stilling your mind is easy, but for others stopping those annoying thoughts can be difficult, especially if you are not sure how to meditate.
Take a look at the pictures of stones showing below as well as in other places on this page. They are all helpful crystals to ease stress and help you feel calmer.
While there are a number of their photos here, there are many more not pictured here as the page would be too long if it contained them all.
See links under some of the pictures to go to the article where you can read more about their other properties.
A lot of the crystals in the above table have had individual articles written about them.
To learn more about a specific crystal from the above list, and to discover if it has its own page on this site, check out my sitemap page, (link is below) to assist you to find it.