18 Crystals for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Overthinking


If you’re feeling lost in a sea of anxious thoughts or overwhelmed by life, healing crystals may be able to restore balance and peace. Tuning into healing vibrations of crystals can alleviate stress, anxiety, and overthinking – common occurrences that take their toll on your mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

Constant stress and anxiety can leave you feeling depleted and unmotivated. Through their unique healing frequencies, crystals can help you overcome these blockages to wellness. They can guide you to be grounded in the present, centered, focused, and content.

Crystals are powerful healing tools, and today I want to help you discover how to use them to soothe your body, mind, and soul.

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How Calming Crystals Work

Crystals each have a unique vibration. They emit this vibration at a constant frequency, and when that vibration comes into contact with a lower vibration, it can raise that vibration to match its own. Through their energetic frequencies, they can absorb, focus and transmute energy around them.

That means that when you hold a crystal or keep it near you, it can pull any unsettling feelings or negativity through its vibrational field and leave you feeling uplifted and relaxed.

Crystals won’t do all the work though. To accept the healing benefits that crystals offer, you have to come ready to surrender the negativity and fear that creates your unease. If you aren’t willing to let the crystals heal you, their vibration won’t have as strong an effect on your energetic field.

If surrendering your worries and anxiety feels difficult, that’s okay. It’s not always easy to let go of the things that cause you to worry and create stress, even when they cause you pain.

When stress and anxiety become chronic conditions in your life, simply picking up a crystal may not be enough. Combining crystals with intention, meditation, healthy boundaries, aromatherapy, or any other self-care healing technique that resonates with you, can increase their effectiveness in alleviating anxiety and stress.

I’ll talk more about self-care and how you can combine it with the healing power of crystals later. For now, let’s discover 17 crystals to help you overcome anxiety, stress, and overthinking.

Calming Crystals for Anxiety, Stress and Overthinking

Calming Crystals Quick Reference Guide

CrystalTry using it for
AmethystCalming meditation, motivation, focus, and overcoming addiction and anxiety.
AngeliteConnecting with your angels and self-compassion.
AquamarineCalming the mind, clarifying your perception, and finding closure.
Black TourmalineCreating a shield of protection, increasing self-love, EMF protection, and reducing negative thoughts.
BloodstoneTo aid decision-making skills, when you feel mentally drained and to promote patience.
BerylFinding your passion and promoting positivity.
Blue Lace AgateCommunication, forgiveness, shadow work, and healing past wounds.
FlouriteOrganization, neutralizing negative energy, support during the dark night of the soul, and protection against EMF.
HematiteSelf-control, addiction, compulsive habits, and shyness.
HowliteInsomnia, to reduce overthinking and for deep meditation.
Lapis LazuliHealing relationships, self-expression, self-acceptance, and shadow work.
Petrified WoodAccepting new situations, reducing overthinking, and grounding.
Rose QuartzDeep healing and promoting balance inner peace, unconditional love, and self-acceptance
RhodoniteHealing past wounds, forgiveness, and healing self-destructive behavior
ShungiteEMF protection, improving sleep, protection from negative energy, and relieving stress.
Smoky QuartzGrounding, protection, and dissolving fear.
SunstoneSeasonal affective disorder, encouraging optimism and healing past wounds.
Tigers EyeFinishing your to-do list, encouraging positivity, and grounding.

Amethyst: The Spiritual Stone

Color: Dark to light purple

Appearance: Transparent, pointed crystal. all sizes

Amethyst is known as the spiritual stone. It brings feelings of serenity, emotional centering and helps you to connect with your spiritual self. It helps you feel less scattered and more focused in your daily life.

Try using amethyst for a calming meditation, motivation, focus, and overcoming addiction and anxiety.

Angelite: The Stone of Awareness

Color: Blue and White

Appearance: Opaque, sometimes shaped like wings, medium to extra large size

Angelite can help you to connect with your guardian angels. It is a stone of compassion and brings feelings of tranquility and love. Angelite has the power to transmute stress into healing and can open your heart to inspiration.

Try using Angelite for connecting with your angels and self-compassion.

Aquamarine: The Stone of Courage

Color: Light green-blue, seafoam green

Appearance: Clear or opaque, usually small

Aquamarine has a calming energý that brings peace to the mind and reduces stress. It can bring harmony to all it interacts with. It can help you to overcome your inner critic and supports you when you feel overwhelmed.

Try using aquamarine for calming the mind, clarifying your perception, and finding closure.

Black Tourmaline: The Stone of Mental Protection

Color: Black

Appearance: Opaque, shiny, striated, all sizes

Grounding and protection are black tourmaline’s main healing qualities. This stone helps in releasing anger and promote feelings of self-worth while ridding you of negative thoughts.

Try using black tourmaline for creating a shield of protection, increasing self-love, EMF protection, and reducing negative thoughts.

Bloodstone: The Revitalization Stone

Color: Dark green and red

Appearance: Green quartz with red jasper

Bloodstone calms the mind and brings clarity when you have a decision you have to make. When you feel mentally exhausted, bloodstone can revitalize the mind and can help to reduce irritability and anger.

Try using bloodstone to aid decision-making skills, when you feel mentally drained and to promote patience.

Beryl: The Stressless Stone

Color: Pink, gold, yellow, green, white, blueprint

Appearance: Translucent to transparent, all sizes

Beryl is known for its ability to guide you to see your next move and help you leave behind what is no longer serving you. Beryl brings calm and balance to a stressful life through the purification of outer distractions.

Try using beryl for finding your passion and promoting positivity.

Blue Lace Agate: The Stone of Gentle Calm

Color: Blue and white

Appearance: Smooth with white lines, all sizes

Blue lace agate encourages you to speak your truth, promotes forgiveness, and supports personal growth. It has a cool, gentle energy that soothes frazzled minds and brings peace to the soul.

Try using for communication, forgiveness, shadow work, and healing past wounds.

Flourite: The Stone of Psychic Protection

Color: clear, blue, green, purple, yellow, brown, rainbow

Appearance: Transparent or translucent, cubic or octagonal shape, all sizes

Fluorite is a highly protective stone. It works to keep out harmful influences and is highly effective in protecting against EMF. It draws out negative energy and stress, reordering anything out of place.

Try using for organization, neutralizing negative energy, support during the dark night of the soul, and protection against EMF.

Hematite: The Inner Strength Stone

Color: Silver or red

Appearance: Heavy, rough stone, usually highly polished and tumbled, all sizes

Hematite brings strength and self-esteem, especially in women. It reinforces willpower and can be helpful as in aid to recognize and stop overindulgences. This powerful grounding and protecting stone can help you come to terms with mistakes and learn to accept them.

Try using hematite for self-control, addiction, compulsive habits, and shyness.

Howlite: The Stone of Deep Calm

Color: Green, white or blue

Appearance: Opaque, usually tumbled, all sizes

This stone is powerfully calming and can absorb anger. It calms an overactive mind, aids in deep sleep, and encourages positive traits while helping to overcome pessimism and selfishness.

Try using howlite for insomnia, to reduce overthinking, and for deep meditation.

Lapis Lazuli: The Serenity Stone

Color: Blue with gold flecks and stripes

Appearance: Heavy, Veined with gold, all sizes, often polished or tumbled

Lapis can reduce stress quickly and bring deep inner peace. It helps you to come to terms with your inner truth, promotes self-expression, and helps to release repressed anger. This stone can bring clarity and creativity, encourage friendship and bonding, and promotes listening skills.

Try using lapis lazuli for healing relationships, self-expression, self-acceptance, and shadow work.

Petrified Wood: The Stone of Ancient Transformation

Color: Light to dark brown,

Appearance: Wood turned to stone, sometimes contains layers of other minerals such as copper, iron, or manganese

These ancient trees help you to establish roots and feel calm in any situation. Petrified wood brings feelings of stability and security. It encourages you to stop worrying about situations out of your control and promotes acceptance of what is.

Try using petrified wood for accepting new situations, reducing overthinking, and grounding.

Rose Quartz: The Stone of Unconditional Love

Color: Light to dark pink

Appearance: Pointed crystals, transparent or translucent, all sizes

Rose quartz cultivates unconditional love and infinite peace. This crystal purifies and heals the heart, bring relaxation and bliss to all areas of your life.

Rose quartz helps release unexpressed emotions, removes negative energies, and replaces them with its own loving vibrations. It is an excellent stone for deep inner healing.

Try using rose quartz for deep healing and promoting balance inner peace, unconditional love, and self-acceptance.

Rhodonite: The First Aid Stone

Color: Pink or red

Appearance: Opaque with black flecks, usually small and tumbled.

Rhodonite is powerful for healing your inner child and wounds from your past. It helps by transmuting emotions like shame, resentment, and anger. It can help aid in forgiveness and in recognizing and ending any self-destructive behaviors you might have.

Try using rhodonite for healing past wounds, forgiveness, and healing self-destructive behavior.

Read this article for more on healing your past wounds through emotional self-care here.

Shungite: The Stone of Powerful Protection

Color: Black

Appearance: Rough, matte stone, shiny when polished

Shungite is a powerful protection stone that can shield and transmute negative energies. This stone is very beneficial in relieving stress and anxiety through its strong purifying and detoxifying properties.

Try using shungite for EMF protection, improving sleep, protection from negative energy, and relieving stress.

Smoky Quartz: The Stone of Protection and Balance

Color: Light to dark gray, sometimes brownish or yellowish

Appearance: Pointed crystals, transparent or translucent, all sizes

Smoky quartz relieves fear and promotes emotional calmness. It can gently dissolve negative emotions and teaches you to leave behind what is no longer serving you. This crystal protects anxious thoughts and grounds you in the present.

Try using smoky quartz for grounding, protection, and dissolving fear.

Sunstone: The Joyful Stone

Color: Yellow, orange, red

Appearance: Transparent or opaque with iridescent flecks, usually small and tumbled

Sunstone brings energy, joy, and light. It helps restore positivity to everyday life. It encourages self-empowerment while helping to heal feelings of abandonment, indecision, and past wounds.

Try using sunstone for seasonal affective disorder, encouraging optimism and healing past wounds.

Brown Tigers Eye: The Commitment Stone

Color: Brown-yellow

Appearance: Banded, shiny, often tumbled, all sizes

Tigers eye encourages commitment, groundedness, and positive energy. It is a useful aid in manifestation, finishing tasks, and accomplishing goals. It can help heal internal conflict and lift your mood when you feel down.

Try using tigers eye for finishing your to-do list, encouraging positivity and grounding.

Combining Acts of Self-Care with Healing Crystals

Set an Intention and Attune Your Crystal

When using crystals for a specific reason, it’s bests to set an intention and attune them to that purpose. To attune your crystal to your intention, calm your mind while holding the crystal in your hand. Say your intention clearly and visualize what that intention means to you. The attuning process helps your crystal know how to best support you on your healing journey.

DIY Relaxing Lavender Crystal Spray

The healing power of crystals and aromatherapy combine in this easy-to-make portable spray. You can use it as a room spray, body spray, or hydrating facial mist. I love keeping it with me at my desk and taking a bottle whenever I go out.

-Get a 2 oz. glass spray bottle.

– Add 10 to 30 drops of lavender essential oil.

– Add 1 to 5 small crystals to the spray (Make sure they’re water-safe!)

-Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of witch hazel.

-Fill the rest of the way with distilled water.

You can find all the ingredients on Amazon, I’ve included what I use (minus the distilled water, which you can find at the grocery store) in the links above.

They are affiliate links which means I might earn a small commission at no cost to you, which helps me keep my blog running. Thanks for your support!

Meditation

If you’re stressed or dealing with anxiety, meditation is the best tool I can recommend to you. Meditation creates space for healing and has changed my life, along with many others.

Try sitting in a comfortable position and holding your crystal in your hand while listening to this 15-minute meditation from Mei-lan Maurits designed to help you let go of fear, grief, loss, rejection, and abandonment.

You can also lay down and place the crystal on the heart or third-eye as you meditate or try a yoga Nidra. If you want more heart-opening meditations, you can find my three favorite guided meditations here.

Taking a Crystal Bath

Taking a bath melts away stress and can help you feel relaxed. You can place crystals around the bathroom before you bathe or add them directly to the bathwater. Adding crystals to the bath creates a healing elixir, as their energy becomes amplified through the water.

Be careful to use water-safe crystals when using them in the bath.

I wrote an article about creating a self-care bathing ritual with an in-depth section on using crystals for bathing that you can find here.

Creating a Crystal Grid

Creating a crystal grid helps you to manifest your intentions by combing the healing power of multiple crystals.

If you’re curious, I wrote a complete guide on how to create a crystal grid for beginners that you can find here.

Sleep with a Crystal Under Your Pillow

Keeping crystals under your pillow is a simple way to attune your energy to theirs while you sleep. Placing a crystal under your pillow can improve sleep quality, keep away bad dreams and, help you wake up feeling more peaceful and relaxed.

Stress, anxiety, and overthinking can create unease in life, but there is hope. Through consistent self-care and the healing power of crystals, you find balance, joy, and growth.

I hope you found some inspiration to begin using crystals to heal your body, mind, and, soul.

Thank you for being here,

Rebecca

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