Healing Crystal Kit - PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition that afflicts many people worldwide. According to Health Direct (1), PTSD is an anxiety disorder that affects about three million Australians at some stage of their lives. Among the sufferers are children and teenagers, and people of all ages from all walks of life.
There are psychological interventions available and some people are finding relief of symptoms by also using the holistic approach including crystal healing.
What are the Symptoms of PTSD and What Causes it?
PTSD is a treatable psychiatric condition that occurs when anxiety, fear and frightening memories of the trauma don't dissipate but cause painful flashbacks. The symptoms can endure for years or even lifetimes and interfere with the way a sufferer copes with their daily lives.
Some of the events that may cause PTSD can include experiencing trauma through:
- Being a soldier fighting a battle in war (used to be called shell shock)
- Experiencing terror and loss in a natural disaster
- Being involved in and possibly injured in a car accident or vehicle accident
- Witnessing a serious accident or terrorist attack
- Being raped
- Experiencing sexual violence
- Threatened with serious injury or death
- Domestic violence
- Sexual abuse
- Sexual abuse of a victim by a professional in a position of power
What are the Symptoms of PTSD?
There are many symptoms of PTSD but the most common include:
- Reexpereince of the trauma
- Flashbacks or repetitive memories that sufferers find difficult to control
- Flashbacks that intrude into daily life
- Reminders of the trauma causing extreme distress
- Smells, words, sounds triggering memories or disturbing thoughts
Crystal Kits May Help Control PTSD Symptoms
One of the ways to help control (but not cure) the symptoms of PTSD is using crystal healing. However, holistic treatments such as these are not meant to replace prescribed medication, visits to your GP, psychiatrist, psychologist or specialist or other holistic wellness methods.
You can buy crystal healing kits or assemble your own. These beautiful tumbled stones can offer some relief from the symptoms of PTSD. Your kits should contain the following stones:
- Clear Quartz - This is the master healer that may amplify positive thoughts and energy and increase personal power. Also may help unlock spiritual growth.
- Amethyst - May creates serenity, good for meditation, creating balance, patience and peace. It is used to protect, cleanse and calm the spirit. Also used to aid physical and emotional problems, chakra balancing and energy healing. May lessen nightmares and insomnia.
- Bloodstone - May lessen nightmares, purify and detoxify the body. Bloodstone can ground negative energy bringing love into any experience. May increase personal power, build courage and strengthen the mind.
- Kyanite - This stone is not tumbled but comes raw and may improve self-expression and communication, connection, and help to open mind centres, increase psychic and telepathic abilities.
- Selenite - A high vibration stone that may activate chakras, especially the third eye, crown and the soul star. Known as a powerful clearing stone for the higher chakras.
- Rose Quartz - This is the stone of unconditional love.
Other Crystals That May Help Ease PTSD Symptoms
The following crystals may be added to your healing kit and may ease the following common PTSD symptoms:
- Anxiety: Amethyst, Black Tourmaline, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz
- Communication Problems:Lapis Lazuli, Malachite Sodalite
- Depression: Amethyst, Black Tourmaline, Lepidolite, Smoky Quartz
- Flashbacks: Banded Agate, Lepidolite
- Guilt: Red Jasper, Rose Quartz, Sodalite
- Helplessness: Black Tourmaline Carnelian, Lapis Lazuli
- Insomnia: Amethyst, Bloodstone, Sodalite
- Irritability: Green Calcite, Lepidolite, Rose Quartz, Selenite, Sunstone
- Nightmares: Amethyst, Bloodstone, Jade, Rose Quartz, Sodalite
- Physical pain: Azurite, Lapis Lazuli, Smoky Quartz, Selenite
- Rage: Amethyst, Carnelian, Hematite, Rose Quartz, Selenite
How Do You Use Healing Crystals for PTSD?
Many people have found crystal healing eases their PTSD symptoms and use the following ways to increase the benefits they experience:
- Set out your healing crystals around you and hold some in your hands while you meditate. This may help to channel positive energy from the universe into your life.
- Through the crystals, make positive affirmations about your life.
- Sit quietly and practice introspection while using the stones as channels to reach your inner self for healing.
- Carry your crystals around with you every day to help purge negative energy from around you and the negative energy you may be holding inside.
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