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Crystals for Empaths: A Survival Guide to Stay Grounded and Centered

INSIDE: If you're an empath, you're probably looking for any relief you can get as the world around you drains your energy. With these crystals for empaths, you can support yourself and reduce negative energy.


Empaths are the healers and nurturers of the world. They love to give, often to the point of exhaustion or burnout.

Sensitivity, introversion, intuition, a giving nature, being a good listener, and becoming overwhelmed are all signs of being an empath. 

Empaths are more common than we like to think. It’s estimated that they make up 15-20% of the population, which means they can be found in all walks of life and friendship circles.

However, there are some good empathy tests to determine whether you're just sensitive or a true empath.

What is Grounding?

Think of “grounding” as a coping strategy to help us reconnect or refocus our energy when we’re feeling overwhelmed by people or our surroundings.

Grounding helps us realign our energy and creates a strong connection between our feet and the ground.

Grounding techniques aren’t just used in meditation, they can also be used to combat flashbacks from trauma.

Empaths, who struggle with social anxiety or crowds can benefit from grounding techniques like:

  • Crystals for empaths
  • Chakra cleansing
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Essential oils
  • Regular exercise
  • Healthy Diet
  • Earthing
  • Spending time in nature
  • Visualizing energy moving down to the earth

Grounding makes us feel stable and 100% present. We feel more at peace with our authentic self and aren't easily influenced by other ideas or feelings. It allows us to more easily let go of difficult moments and negative thoughts.

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    Why is Grounding Important for Empaths?

    Empaths are hyper-attuned to their surroundings. Staying grounded and centered can be challenging, when we absorb the energy of others (good and bad). Social events, co-workers and crowds can feel like an assault, leaving us drained, anxious and depressed, which is why regular grounding is crucial.

    How Do We Know If We Need Grounding?

    It’s not always easy to know if we need grounding, particularly if we’re surrounded by a lot of people or are too tired to spot the signs.

    But, try to recognize the signs, which include:

    • Feeling unmotivated, stuck or drained
    • Being unable to make a decision
    • Having trouble focusing
    • Overthinking/ruminating
    • Having trouble sleeping
    • Struggling to achieve your dreams
    • Feeling out of place or out of control

    Signs You Need to Ground Yourself

    How Empaths Can Use Crystals for Grounding

    Crystals can help empaths manage their sensitivity and stay grounded.

    While meditating before social gatherings can help empaths prepare for an event, it’s important to prepare a survival kit of grounding crystals.

    Here's what to do...

    1. Take breaks and find an empty room to realign energy with crystals when feelings of anxiety or tiredness strike.
    2. Hold the crystals, standing or sitting (if possible without shoes).
    3. Take a few deep breaths and bring awareness to the feet or root chakra.

    Tips & Best Crystals to Protect Empaths

    The following tips and grounding crystals for empaths make the ultimate survival kit for any social event or workplace meeting.

    Crystals to Protect Against Unwanted Energies

    Empaths who are attending networking events with people who cause them to feel drained or anxious should include Hematite or Black Tourmaline in their crystal survival kit.

    Hematite is the perfect stone to absorb negative emotions, replacing them with strength and vitality. Its grounding energy will boost confidence and logical thinking. Natural hematite is said to increase our financial wealth and help manifest dreams, making it perfect for any networking event or company workshop.

    Black Tourmaline protects empaths and their auras from unwanted energies and psychic attacks. It is by far the best crystal for empaths.

    Stones That Discern & Filter Energies

    Filtering energies is essential for empaths to tune out any feelings or energies. Lepidolite can help you discern and separate your feelings from others’ feelings. Linked with the heart chakra, it helps empaths to set and keep boundaries.

    It also removes energy bocks, promoting healthy decision-making and better self-understanding. Lepidolite is an essential grounding crystal for empaths. It will counter negative energy and electromagnetic pollution.

    Dispel Negative Energy

    When picking up on someone else’s negativity, empaths should concentrate on their breath for a few minutes. Holding the breath keeps negativity lodged in our bodies. Exhaling breath, not only exhales stress, it also helps purify fear and pain.

    It is recommended that empaths picture their anxiety, fear, and any unwholesome emotions as a grey fog lifting from their body.

    Labradorite also protects against negative energy. It can increase clairvoyance, helping Empaths recall their past lives and understand the root cause of problems and how to move forward.

    Black Obsidian releases energetic cords and attachments, sealing the aura with protection. Similarly, it assists with past life work and karmic healing.

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    Set Healthy Limits & Boundaries

    Citrine can help you improve your confidence, self-esteem, and self-expression. It is recommended to meditate with your Citrine stone to improve your spiritual experience.

    Empaths need to control how much time they spend listening to stressful people, which is why setting clear limits and boundaries with people is important.

    Heated Citrine evokes the energy of the solar plexus thanks to its solar qualities. Citrine should be a part of any empath survival kit as it boosts self-confidence and personal power.

    Lapis Lazuli boosts confidence and expression through words and intentions, helping empaths speak their truth.

    Other Crystals for Empaths

    While we’ve outlined some of the most powerful crystals for empaths, there are plenty of other healing stones to help empaths align and refocus their energy, including...

    • Amethyst is a versatile stone that can be used in daily meditation. It is one of the most popular stones thanks to its rich purple hue and high vibration, which protects the energy field and cleanses the aura.
    • Clear Quartz can be kept in the pocket of your favorite coat or hoodie to help you feel more positive.
    • Rose Quartz is another excellent stone to include in daily meditation as it attracts all types of love, most importantly unconditional love to boost empathy and compassion.
    • Smoky Quartz is one of the most powerful cleansing, detoxing, and grounding crystals for empaths. It amplifies all other crystals around it, easing our emotional stress and shielding us from psychic attacks.

    Want to learn more about crystals for empaths? Browse our large variety of healing crystals and sacred stones here.

    Final Thoughts About Crystals for Empaths

    Being an empath can make it difficult to go about your daily life without feeling like you're running on empty. But with these tips and crystals to protect empaths, you can lighten the load and free yourself of unwanted negative energy.

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    * Crystals and stones should not be used as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Please read our full disclosure notice here.

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