Crystal healing has been used since the ancient times as a means of holistic therapy to help individuals process and release emotional trauma. Holistic therapy refers to those treatments and therapies that help improve the wellbeing of the whole person; mind, body, soul/spirit and emotions.
“Where the spirit suffers, the body suffers too”
There are a number of different types of crystals, that are believed to be filled with healing abilities, each one having different properties and focus on a different area of your physical and spiritual wellbeing. Crystals radiate vibrational frequencies, much like humans, and can be used to shift, absorb and diffuse energies within the body, they promote the positive flow of energy, help to rid the body and mind of negative energy and release blocked energy (such as trauma).
As well as identifying which crystal suits your individual needs, you should also look for which ones you’re drawn to.
It is also important to note that crystal healing practices do not completely replace therapy or professional help.
How to use:
Crystals/Gemstones can be used in numerous ways, they can be worn as jewellery, used as part of a holistic practice (such as, yoga, Reiki or meditation), you can carry them with you, in your pocket, on your desk or even under your pillow.
Crystals and their properties:
Clear Quartz – Known as the ‘Master Healer’ – Powerful positive vibrations – Deep soul cleansing – Enhances patience – Amplifies brighter feelings – Aids with spiritual growth – Connects to all the Chakras – Clears Blockages – Mental, Emotional, Physical and Spiritual healing
Black Tourmaline – Energy purifying – Protects from & absorbs negative energy – Stabilises aura – Reduces anxiety – Helps with low self-worth – Soothes Trauma – Grounding
Lapis Lazuli – Helps unlock inner wisdom – Helps you take control which is often a struggle for trauma survivors – Brings harmony & inner peace – Encourages creativity – Unearths suppressed emotions – Shields against negative energy
Carnelian – Reinvigorates confidence – Promotes positive life choices – Boosts motivation, empowerment & strength – Balances energy levels in the body – Helps to shift stuck/stagnant energy
Cordierite/Iolite – Guiding stone – Helpful for abuse/trauma survivors – Gives insight & guidance – Provides hope – Helps to develop a positive outlook/perspective – Helps when making decisions
Rhodochrosite – Heart chakra stone – Emotional healing – Releases trauma with forgiveness & compassion – Unconditional love – Releases energy blocks within the body
Black Obsidian – Deep cleanses your aura – Anchoring/Grounding properties – Provides feelings of safety & protection – Shields against negative energy – Strong connection the Earth (Gaia)
Pink Calcite – Brings suppressed emotions to the surface to be processed & released in a loving/gentle way – Direct focus on healing the heart – Peace & Serenity – Enhances energy flow between the head and heart
Rose Quartz – Emotional healing – Universal/Unconditional love – Releases emotional pain & negative energy – Restores love & trust within yourself – Promotes self love – Purifies & opens the heart – Comforts in times of grief – Heals matters of the heart