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My top 5 crystals for stress & anxiety

Anxiety and stress affect us all, we worry about the future and fret about the past. They are human responses, and not the most fun emotions, but emotions are fluid. Emotions, E-motions, are just Energy in motion. Nothing lasts forever and this too shall pass.

There are so many helpful techniques out there to help you calm your anxiety and ease stress, most of which centre around coming back to the present moment and focussing on the now. My personal go-to technique is using crystals.

Crystals are beautiful, magical nuggets of Mama Earth, each with their own energy and properties. Their individual beauty, formed by mother earth thousands and millions of years ago, connects us back to the source energy we all come from. I like to think of crystals as energetic tokens to gently remind us of the energy and strength that is already within us.

Whenever I feel anxious, most prominently when I’m travelling and the plane is just taking off or landing, I hold a crystal, take a few deep breaths and say a few affirmations such as:

“In this moment, I am safe. I am calm. I am strong. I can handle anything.”

I find the easiest way to keep crystals with you is to wear them as a necklace. Not only do they look beautiful, it means the crystal is always with you, emanating its calming energy into and around your being.

Here are my top 5 crystals to help with anxiety and stress…

(Left to right: Black Tourmaline, Turquoise, Selenite, Tree Agate, Hematite)

Black tourmaline

o Cleanses the aura and brings protection from negative energies and ‘energy vampires’

o Encourages feelings of security and stability

o Helps to calm fear and brings grounding

Hold the crystal and say…

o I release all negativity from my being.

o In this moment, I am safe.

o I am connected to the Universe.

o I am strong and I won’t let anyone bring me down.


o Helps transmute negativity into serenity

o Brings balance to the chakras (the 7 main energy centres of your being)

o Helps bring inner calm

Hold the crystal and say…

o I easily let go of all that does not serve me to make room for all the good that is to come.

o My energy is balanced and in alignment with the Divine.

o I am at peace.

o I radiate serenity.


o High vibrational crystal that clears, cleanses and purifies the aura

o Brings protection from negative energies

o Helps align you with your highest self and brings to light the best qualities in you

o Brings peace and calm

Hold the crystal and say…

o I release all negative energies from my being.

o I welcome clarity, serenity and stillness.

o I am in alignment with the universe.

o In this moment, I am at peace.

Tree Agate

o Grounding

o Reminds us we are one with nature

o Helps protect you from “energy vampires”

With your feet firmly planted on the ground say…

o I am grounded.

o Thank you, Mother Earth, for everything you have given us.

o I am connected to all living beings.

o My energy is strong and I won’t let others bring me down.


o Brings strength

o Grounding

o Centring

o Helps focus

o Helps stabilise emotions

Hold the crystal and say…

o I am strong.

o I am grounded.

o I can handle anything.

So next time you’re feeling overwhelmed with stress or anxiety, take a moment to sit with your favourite crystal and allow it to remind you of calm, stillness and serenity. Take some deep breaths and say any of the affirmations above out loud. You are strong. You can handle anything. You’ve got this. 

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