Crystal Healing and Protection for Empaths

Calling all empaths!

Did you know that using crystals as protection can be a very effective part of your spiritual toolbox?

An empath is someone who is highly sensitive, someone who tends to pick up and absorb the energy, mood, thoughts and feelings of other people without realizing or intending to do so.

You know you are empathic if you feel that your mood can change quickly depending on the people you are around or situations you are in that involve large groups of people, large crowds, loud noise, and many external stimuli.

If, like me, this resonates with you — you’ll know that you need a lot of alone time to reconnect and shake things up. You’ll love the time to recharge your batteries and rest.

When I’m around large groups that make a lot of noise, say at a big party or street festival, I can certainly enjoy the fun of the occasion, but I’ll undoubtedly feel drained the next day from all the conflicting energy. that you have

Depending on my state, I can even feel a bit exhausted after going out with just a few people.

I notice that I need to spend time in nature or near water. In some cases, I find re-grounding the next day with a calming and healing ritual very helpful.

Empaths may also notice that certain types of music or movies can also affect their energy in a negative way.

I find that even watching the shouting or fighting on TV can make me feel tight in my chest and uncomfortable. I never watch horror movies for the same reason!

Those energetic experiences are just not helpful to my soul.

Sometimes, however, life makes it such that we cannot choose who we spend time with.

Maybe we have a boss who makes us feel that way or a family member.

The toxic energy that comes from being around irritated, angry or narcissistic people can be incredibly detrimental.

If we ignore the fact that we are tired and exhausted, we will have our own spiritual, emotional, and even physical health negatively affected by these experiences.

In short, empaths need to learn how to protect themselves.

I believe that the more grounded you are, the more often you practice meditation, and the more in tune you are with your inner self, the easier it is to recognize when you are being knocked off balance by external factors.

Aside from setting boundaries and practicing self-care techniques after experiencing a toxic energy exchange, there are things you can do to protect yourself.

Enter the healing powers of crystals!

I love my crystals and stones for their calming, energizing and restorative qualities and their miraculous power to heal and soothe.

With their ability to store and release energy, crystals hold within them ancient powers from our planet that can provide protection as well as guide you through challenges and help you navigate a multitude of situations.

These are some of the best crystals I can recommend for empaths to use as protection, whether in the middle of a challenging moment or at home during meditation to recharge.

You can benefit from the harmonizing energies of these crystals by carrying them, wearing them, or simply holding them and focusing on the purity of their high frequency vibrations to cleanse you of chaos, sadness, and all heavy emotions.

Black Tourmaline

This stone acts to protect you in a protective manner, removing toxic energy and cleansing your aura.

You can use it to purify yourself of any negative energies you may have picked up, and help you heal and reconnect yourself.

This crystal also strengthens you and balances your energy, enhancing vitality and intuition so you can put boundaries in place where needed to help protect yourself from energy vampires and toxic dynamics.

If you feel as if you have absorbed some negative energies from the collective through social media or world events, this stone also works to free you from those fears and anxieties.

Personally, I’ve used it in my pocket for years, especially when I come into close contact with people I find draining. It also protects you from any harmful radiation from your computer or other electronic devices.

It is a powerful crystal that helps keep you in touch with your inner self and gut instinct, connecting you to that innate sense of guidance within.


One of my favorite crystals for its deeply calming and healing purple color, Amethyst is also a high frequency stone that offers powerful protection for empaths.

Amethyst vibrates with positivity and peace. It can help you release the stress of your day and get back in harmony with yourself.

If you work a lot with other people in a caregiving or counseling position, this is a wonderful crystal for you to help prevent burnout and the frustration that comes with taking on or listening to other people’s problems.

I like to think of my Amethyst as a spiritual tonic for me when I come in after a trying day.

It is my go to stone when I just need to sit still and relax again, and let the power of Amethyst infuse me with peace and clarity.


I’ve talked about Citrine before because it really is something I can’t live without. The yellow/orange stone radiates a happy and positive energy that brings success and happiness.

It has a reassuring quality that can greatly benefit anyone experiencing stress and challenges beyond their control.

I recommend taking a piece of citrine with you in difficult situations.

Its calming and balancing energy gives you protection and grounding until you can be alone to recharge.

Just holding it in my palm always seems to bring me a much needed boost of positivity and the power to get through anything.

Clear quartz

Clear Quartz is what I call my magic crystal.

It has a universal healing power that amplifies the positive qualities of all other crystals and gemstones nearby.

I like it for precisely this reason and because it has the ability to purify and clear any feelings you may have that you are not even aware of!

Sometimes, as an empath, you may just feel weighed down and sad for no apparent reason. Your own life is going well, but the collective negativity of the outside world can have an impact on your energy.

Clear quartz can fill you with peace, tranquility and harmony with the frequency that raises it.

It is a very high vibrational crystal that also develops your psychic skills and helps you reach a higher state of awareness spiritually, due to its close association with the Crown Chakra.

This crystal is fast acting and works to support healing on all levels, mental, emotional, spiritual and physical.

You can use these crystals to help clear your mind of negativity, restoring your peace, serenity and calmness.

If you want to use them to meditate at the end of a challenging and emotionally draining day, simply hold your crystal or place it next to you and focus on inhaling love, harmony, and a deep connection with the Earth, while removing feelings of panic, fear, sadness , and anxiety.

Imagine that every cell of your body is charged with the love, light and purity of Universal Source energy.

Feel it wash over you, creating a sphere of protection around you, a shield of divine light.