Though crystal healing has recently seen an uptick in popularity, is not a new practice. In fact, it dates back centuries to nearly every ancient civilization, including the Greeks, Romans, and Chinese. The powers of the crystals were believed to encourage healing, help with grounding, and generally promote good health, depending on the type of crystal.
People who practice crystal healing today as a complement to Western medicine still use the same crystals that our ancestors were using thousands of years ago. Now, we also know that crystal healing can have great benefits for people working to overcome an addiction.
What are the Benefits of Crystals?
Crystals are made from minerals. Some are pure, like diamond, which is made from only carbon, while others are composites. Quartz is a popular composite crystal, made of silica and oxygen. Each crystal has different healing and energizing properties. Some of the most commonly used include:
- Amethyst – This purple quartz gem represents trust, intuition, and spirituality. It is believed to help with sleep and relaxation and is ideal for meditation practices.
- Calcite – This gem is generally white but can come in a few different colors. Calcite is considered a cleansing gem, used to boost energy and encourage positivity.
- Clear quartz – As a colorless crystal, clear quartz is representative of clarity and focus. The most common use for this gem is the manifestation and realization of goals.
These certainly are not the only crystals that healers use but they are some of the most popular. There are hundreds of varieties out there, all with their own properties and benefits.
How Does a Crystal Healing Session Work?
Crystal healing sessions are personalized to an individual’s specific needs. Before the session, you’ll sit down with a crystal therapist and discuss exactly what it is that you’re looking for out of the session and why you sought them out in the first place.
For addiction treatment, your therapist will already have an idea of what you need but you may need to go farther into underlying trauma or any emotional turmoil you may be experiencing.
During your session, the therapist will strategically place crystals on and around your body and encourage you to breathe deeply so you can relax. The crystals will work on your energies, which may lead to an energetic and emotional detox once the session ends.
Your crystal therapist will support you and help you to work through your feelings. Once you leave, you may continue crystal healing without the therapist by either wearing crystals or keeping them in your environment.
Why is Crystal Healing Beneficial for Addiction Treatment?
Crystals can help with a variety of substance use disorders. Whether you are struggling with alcohol or heroin, there is a crystal that can help you break free. Crystals that work well for addiction treatment are ones that promote clarity, energy, and positivity. Manifesting these energies through crystal work is an excellent complement to the work that is done in clinical-based therapy.
At RAIN Recovery, we know that recovery is about a lot more than physical addiction. A whole person approach is necessary to change habits and begin to have a-ha moments. That’s why we offer both holistic and evidence-based therapies at our Encino, CA rehab facility.
Some of our other modalities include:
If you or your loved one is working to overcome an addiction, RAIN Recovery can help. Give us a call today at (818) 208-9446 or fill out the contact form on the website to speak with an admission’s counselor.