What is a Worry Stone and Why You Need One
Worry Stones are the OGs of anxiety reduction. Healing humans for thousands of years, long before we had medication and traditional talk therapy, worry stones were the jam. They still are and as a therapist in New York City, I’ve been using them with clients for years.
The therapeutic benefits of worry stones, which we call Calming Crystals, date back to ancient Greece, Mesopotamia, Tibet, Ireland and North American tribes. These crystals were used to activate protection, ease anxiety and enhance meditation practices.
Coming into the forefront of the alternative medicine communities in the 1970s, worry stones have increased in popularity, moving into the realm of therapeutic applications specifically for relieving stress, tension and anxiety.
Why You Need It
The physical act of massaging a crystal for several minutes is proven to provide therapeutic & psychological benefits that help soothe your nervous system, reduce stress and anxiety, help you feel grounded and help you clear your mind so you can focus and think clearly.
Science shows that calming crystals can change your brain and have a profound impact on reducing stress, along with shifting the mindset out of conditioned, and often, negative thinking patterns.
According to the principles of cognitive behavior therapy, a worry stone helps support self-soothing exercises. Worry stones also help counteract negative comforting habits like biting your nails or lips, pulling your hair, or picking at a scab.
How It Works
Rubbing on a worry stone can calm your nerves and relieve stress instantly. When combined with intention setting, meditation or prayer, it can lead to incredible changes in thinking patterns and behaviors.
Gently move your thumb back and forth over the surface of the worry stone while focusing on positive thoughts. This simple act will help release physical tension and will activate pressure points that stimulate nerve endings connected to your brain. After a few minutes, you should feel a sense of calm and renewed focus on the task at hand.
When you begin rubbing the stone between your fingers, acupressure points are triggered, stimulating nerve endings that activate different parts of the brain. This creates a release of endorphins, which naturally calms the mind and activates more positive feelings.
According to the theory of acupressure, when you manually press specific points on your hands, you are activating corresponding energy meridian points on your body to stimulate the system to come into balance.
The thumb and pointer finger are responsible for reducing fear and worry, which is why these calming crystals are called worry stones.
Worry stones are a discreet way to calm your nerves when you are in public or with a group. Nervous about a meeting or date? Keep a stone in your pocket, massage it often, and watch your anxieties fade and your nerves calm instantly. With our calming crystals and worry stones, you’ll feel calm, cool and confident in any situation.