I made a Crystal Grid for Trauma and decided I should make a list of the best crystals to help.
Everyone experiences trauma differently and has their own unique road to recovery. Whether you’re just now embarking on your healing journey, looking to shake up your recovery process, or are experiencing trauma triggers (which is especially understandable during this time), you deserve to feel peace. I strongly believe that professional help and guidance is crucial, but there are tons of alternative routes you can take to supplement your treatment — and crystals are an accessible, high vibe option for everyone from spiritual newbies to conscious connoisseurs!
Emotional wounds are so painful in our life that they become the foundation of our social masks. Not all pain is physical. Not all wounds are tangible. The majority of wounds are invisible, not just because they are under our skin, but because they don't directly damage physical tissues. Emotions constantly run through our bodies, accompanying what we do, think, see and dream. We feel them in the form of feelings and these feelings affect organs and systems as an energy, so they are invisible to the eyes. That's why we feel something tightening in the stomach before speaking in a conference or a headache each time we have to do something we hate. Even if no one can see them, (except perhaps mediums and healers), emotions change our attitude, effect on self-esteem and on the vision we have about ourselves. Everyone feels emotions in a unique way, and everyone lives their experiences according to their "perception mode". Every action creates a specific feeling, which is not just something related to five senses but also to consciousness. In addition to that, the majority of our emotional memories are stored inside our cells or cellular memory.
Like humans, crystals radiate vibrational frequencies, which is pretty awesome if you ask me. Crystal energy interacts with our energy by absorbing, diffusing and/or shifting it. So, if you’ve experienced any trauma, consider welcoming the powerful healing energy of these crystals into your life.
is a supportive stone for healing, recovery, courage and stress relief. Amethyst protects against recurring nightmares, it reduces feelings of being victimized, can help heal the sense of loss of innocence. It focuses and
transmutes emotions. This stone is particularly useful for sobriety.
can aid you in coming to terms with and feeling comfortable in your (post-trauma) body. It can be used for overcoming stress and trauma. It is grounding and dispels negativity. It may help you see truths you’ve been avoiding. If you let it, it can allow light in.
The black, mirror-like obsidian stone works like a deep cleanse for the soul by releasing it from years of emotional turmoil. This stone protects the psyche from addiction, anxiety and anger and helps to cope with trauma, particularly from sexual assault. Obsidian can leave you feeling lighter, yet grounded and opens the path to love and light.
Sometimes referred to as the “bodyguard stone”, black tourmaline is one of the most powerful energy-purifying crystals as it protects from and absorbs the negative energy of others and the environment. It’s excellent for reducing anxiety, low self-worth, and soothes trauma. Black tourmaline is also known to help overcome self-harm tendencies, substance abuse and suicidal ideation.
soothes emotional pain and aids physical healing. Its gentle and calming energy can assist in clearing out negative emotions, and absorb and transform them into healing energy. It may also be helpful in connecting and understanding.
This fiery red/orange stone is the ultimate confidence booster! Popular amongst artists and performers, Carnelian brings about motivation, empowerment, and strength — all important for recovery. It’s known to banish anxiety in stressful situations, give you the courage to face your fears, and bring joy to your life. Show the world what you’re made of!
Charoite is a great stone for overcoming fear of all types. Charoite can facilitate a better connection with the spirit world and accelerate emotional healing. Charoite is a stone of transformation. It cleanses the aura and chakras by transmuting negative energy into healing. It opens our hearts and stimulates unconditional love. Re-energises, reducing stress and worry. Charoite helps you overcome resistance to your sacred path. It helps you separate your own issues from the issues of others. The transformational properties of this stone will expand your ability to set boundaries and amplify your personal power. It helps you to take a fresh approach to old information and old patterns. Charoite stimulates perception, observation and analysis so that a correct decision can be made. Charoite stimulates and regulates the blood pressure and pulse rate. Improves sleep, overcomes insomnia and allays nightmares.
Chrysocolla has been known throughout the world as a stone of calming reconciliation and reassurance. Chrysocolla is a gentle stone which dispels fear and guilt, balances emotions, encourages communication and can help you find your voice. This stone can aid you in discovering your own power and expressing your feelings. This stone also has the ability to help people who are violent to become more sensitive and tolerant. Chrysocolla, with associations of tranquility, peace, intuition, patience and unconditional love, is known as a healing stone among Native American cultures where it has been used to strengthen the body's resistance to illness and emotional duress.
When negative thoughts consume your mind, Howlite can help quiet them and calm the whirlwind of emotions you may be experiencing. This marble-like stone allows you to process your thoughts more effectively and get to the root of your emotions. Howlite helps increase your spiritual awareness and provides a deeper understanding of your innermost thoughts. It can even reduce insomnia!
This crystal is particularly helpful for abuse and trauma survivors. This indigo stone gives you insight on how to cope with and process traumatic experiences and guides you on how to move forward with a clear mind. Iolite provides a sense of hope and helps you fight battles you once thought were impossible to win. Aids in understanding and releasing the causes of addiction. Helps you to express your true self, free from the expectations of others. Iolite releases discord within relationships. It encourages taking responsibility for yourself, overcoming codependency within your partnership.
It is a highly spiritual stone, connecting to the source of unconditional love, producing loving thought and action to help heal heartache. Kunzite centers the holder, projecting a sense of deep peace. It is helpful for anxiety and panic attacks. Kunzite is frequently used for releasing energy blockages and increasing acceptance of Divine Love. Kunzite dispels negativity and removes emotional baggage, replacing the void with Divine Love. Physically, Kunzite can strengthen the circulatory system and the heart muscle.
This crystal, known for its royal blue color, helps you unlock your inner wisdom and take control of your life, which is often a struggle for trauma survivors. Lapis Lazuli unearths suppressed emotions and makes room for personal growth. It shields against negative energy and provides aid in coping with panic attacks. Emotional expression, self-awareness, and intuition are all enhanced with this crystal.
Regarded as the “mood stabilizer” in the crystal world, Lepidolite has the power to balance the mind and one’s emotions, as well as dissolve all energy blockages that prevent your healing. This stone reduces anxiety, anger, panic attacks and depression and replaces those feelings with gentle healing and peace. Its ability to open up all the chakras reveals a path to happiness and confidence.
This stone contains trace amounts of lithium, which can aid in emotional balance and disordered sleep.
Mahogany Obsidian is useful for clearing self-imposed blocks that lurk in your subconscious due to past harmful experiences. If you feel you are not expressing your full potential due to abuse or trauma in your own life, past lives, or your family lineage, wearing Mahogany Obsidian can help you release these limitations & move forward with renewed purpose.
Morganite is a heart chakra stone and carries the energy of Divine love and compassion. It is an excellent stone to heal emotional trauma and grief and see the larger meaning and purpose of it in your life. If you are ready to transform pain, trauma, or loss into wisdom and compassion, this is your stone.
One of the many gifts of Nuummite is that it can help us with soul-retrieval and clearing our etheric blueprint of injuries or traumas. What happens when we find ourselves in a serious traumatic experience, is that parts of our soul can splinter off due to the impact of the event. We can actually lose parts of our soul energy to thetrauma. Perhaps this contributes to the flashbacks that people with PTSD experience, since part of them is literally still there, reliving the nightmare. Nuummite will help to bring those lost parts back so that they can be healed and reintegrated. Also, Nuummite does have small lithium content, so this energy can help bring a calming effect to their emotional body. Just carrying Nuummite in your pocket will have a positive effect, and it will do this work on a subtle, subconscious level.
Also known as Mangano Calcite, this baby pink crystal is very beneficial for all types of trauma. It brings suppressed emotions to the surface to be processed and released in a loving and gentle way. Pink Calcite stimulates chakras from the crown to the heart to create space for Divine energy and promotes peace and well-being.
This heart chakra stone is another powerful emotional healer. This raspberry-pink crystal gives us the courage to revisit old childhood trauma with a fresh set of eyes and to release it with forgiveness and compassion. Rhodochrositelets us reclaim parts of ourselves that might’ve been lost long ago due to trauma so we can welcome our true selves again with open arms and love.
is a stone of strength that can help heal emotional wounds and scars of your past. If you struggle with a sense of powerlessness, this stone might aid you. Its energy is calming and eases hurts so that you might be able to cope.
This rosy crystal is famous for emotional healing and universal, unconditional love. Rose quartz allows your heart to release emotional pain, negative energy, and depression and restore love and trust within yourself and others. Self-love, acceptance and trust is a huge part of the healing process and you are absolutely worthy of it.
Smoky Quartz allows one to attune to the light instead of being consumed by life. Rather than merely surfacing negative energies and emotional blockages, this crystal gently dissolves these energies as it encounters them, allowing positive frequencies to take their place. It relieves fear, stress, anger and unspoken resentment, lifts depression and fatigue, and teaches one how to let go of what is no longer necessary for growth. It is a good stone for those who tend to be suicidal in nature or ambivalent about being in incarnation, by helping them come to terms with their physical body, their life and the world around them. Smoky Quartz brings assistance in tolerating difficult times with equanimity and resolve, and inspires one to be more engaged in the world. It lends the power to create and change one’s reality and to manifest one’s dreams.
There are probably more that can go on this list. Feel free to let us know any we should add.