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Crystals and Gemstones Calm Anxious Minds

Nov 30, 2022 12:50PM ● By Deborah Nelson

Days of living life under the chronic cycle of stress and uncertainty due to catastrophic damage to homes and property from Hurricane Ian makes it difficult to feel centered and peaceful. Stress is an inevitable part of life, but when it becomes chronic, may lead to debilitating anxiety, fear, worry or panic attacks. 

Anxiety is one of many conditions that respond well to therapeutic gems. Turning to the natural, gently supportive remedy of healing crystals and gemstones can be a way to alleviate unsettling feelings, release stress and feel calmer. Crystals can be tucked into a pocket or purse, worn near the skin and placed around the home as a gentle reminder to care for ourselves on a deeper level. For example, effective relief of stress can come from holding or being near healing crystals while meditating or resting. 

Today, voluminous texts exist on the subject of gemstones and crystals, as well as the best use of each one. Working with the healing power of crystals takes time and practice. The more time spent with crystals, the more peaceful, gentle, healing energy can be felt. Here are just a few of the crystals recommended.

  • Amethyst provides clarity when feeling confused, alleviates anxiety and helps establish a sense of emotional control.

  • Angelite provides gentle, calming and support, and aids in sorting out confusion.

  • Black tourmaline shields us from negative energy and electromagnetic pollution.

  • Blue lace agate eases anxiety and calms nervous energy.

  • Celestite helps in gaining understanding and promotes inner peace.

  • Fluorite helps in letting go of grief and lessens the fear of change.

  • Labradorite protects from irrational fears and helps in finding order in chaos.

  • Lepidolite is calming and encourages patience and optimism.

  • Rose quartz calms emotions; invites love and relieves frustration.

  • Sodalite calms the mind and eases panic attacks.

Deborah Nelson is the owner of Silver Eagle Gallery, located at 850 Fifth Ave. S., in Naples. For more information, call 239-403-3033 or visit