Break your bad habits with these simple crystal healing steps

Reiki and crystal healing expert Sophie Elliott shares how crystals can help you break out of bad habits.

Sophie sat in woodland holding crystals

From time to time, we can feel stuck and stagnant in our lives with little direction. These feelings are created because our mind is telling us we can’t move forward; we can get stuck in an illusion where we feel helpless, useless, or without meaning. These feelings can thrust us into a vicious cycle of bad habits and self-destructive patterns, which can lead to disharmony between the body and the mind and can eventually turn into disease or illness. 

Crystal healing is a great practice to let go of self-destructive habits for the benefit of your physical, mental and spiritual health, as it helps to overcome energetic imbalances, silence limiting beliefs, and reconnect you with your authentic self.

Using crystals to break bad habits

Here are six simple crystal healing steps you can take to break your bad habits: 

‘Letting go’ crystal placement 

Place an unakite crystal, known as the stone of vision and balance, on the heart chakra. This will ground the self while bringing emotions and spirituality together.

Place amethyst in the receptive hand to reduce suppressed emotions and to reduce physical and emotional levels of stress in the body. Amethyst is deeply cleansing. This crystal purifies negative energies. You may also use amethyst for protection. It is powerful in meditation, to increase your intuition, and to connect to the spiritual planes.

Place clear quartz, ‘the master healer’, in the dominant hand, to amplify the energy of your intention and hematite to support the release of harmful habits, emotional or chemical dependencies, and addictions. It will also help shift negative thought patterns and gently purge emotional and chemical toxins.

Hematite has the ability to clear negative energy that builds up in the chakras, which is often a burden on your body and mind. When that purification takes place, you’ll feel a notable difference in your overall healing process.

You can add black obsidian at the root chakra or at the feet for grounding into your inner truth, healing process, and to support you in making choices that are more in alignment with your higher self.


This stone is known for its positive effects on motivation, courage, and confidence – a perfect stone for keeping on track with your intentions and cultivating new, healthy habits. Carnelian immediately begins to release and increase the flow of chi throughout the sacral chakras, energising feelings of passion, sensuality, sexuality, and the zest for life, as well as emotional strength.

It can help us attract prosperity and manifest our dreams. The carnelian gemstone boosts physical energy and helps us reach the success we desire.

Carnelian stones are believed to be great for balancing body energy levels, increasing coordination during physical exercise regimes, and as training aids. This is because carnelian can help to stimulate the muscles and allow oxygen to flow smoothly within the body. The warm nature of the stone also helps to heal stiff bodies and allows you to feel free and able to go with the flow and move in harmony with change, letting go of resistance and embracing the path of fluidity. 

Green garnet 

This crystal expands our feelings about awareness of the great abundance of sources and nature that surrounds us, bringing us to the present moment, to be able to fully embody the change we are envisioning. It opens our hearts to be willing to receive and share more, so we feel less limited and lack-based in our thinking, and more expansive in our sense of possibility and really able to tap into our potential and let go of old habitual patterns that are no longer serving us.

Green garnet tunes our own frequency to that of abundance so that we are a vibrational match to attract achieving our goals and our heart’s desires for change. 

Smoky quartz 

If you find yourself thinking about the past more than the present, and are wanting to let go of your current situation, smoky quartz is one of the most effective grounding and anchoring stones. By neutralising negative vibrations, this dark crystal can help you release stress and anxiety while promoting positive thoughts and actions.

Smoky quartz is known to assist with improving overall well-being, the release of unwanted emotional baggage, the surrendering of old wounds, and stability. It has a strong link with Earth, making it a powerful crystal to keep present and help prevent you from staying in negative thought patterns and behaviours and inspire you to move forward.

It can assist us in relieving the symptoms of depression and anxiety, and brings a sense of calm and serenity into our beings. It can also help with improving communication, manifesting dreams into reality, and improving our intuition.

Place smoky quartz crystals at the base of your spine to tend to your root chakra. You can also use this crystal to bring balance to your solar plexus chakra which is located over your stomach. Placing one at your feet during meditation or sleep is also a great idea, bringing balance to your lower body and grounding you deeper into your reality, to help solidify your intentions of letting go of the old and keeping you rooted into your new aligned reality. 


Known as the ‘stone of transformation’, it potently increases our ability to manifest and initiate powerful transformation. Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. It provides powerful shielding for the heart chakra and both the emotional and spiritual fields of the aura, highlighting your intuition, to help you gain clarity on your path, whenever you are in doubt and can feel yourself slipping back into a negative thought spiral.

For meditation, hold it in the palm of your hands or on your throat or third eye. Powerful in revealing the truth behind illusions, labradorite banishes fears and insecurities and strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe. It stimulates the imagination and calms an overactive mind, developing enthusiasm and new ideas – perfect for breaking bad habits as it connects with our spirit guides and strengthens our will.


Just like standing in the gentle glow of sunlight, citrine works wonders when it comes to warming the physical body and bringing uplifting moods. This crystal boosts optimism, our willingness to engage with the world, and a ‘can-do’ attitude, and imbues us with an overall sense of positivity, happiness, and confidence.

It increases the inspiration to move forward and let go of any destructive patterns you want to break. Citrine is a stone of abundance and personal power and helps to release fears and increase motivation. As a result, it is excellent for overcoming depression, fears, and phobias. It is also very helpful with destructive tendencies, rage, and anger.

Bad habits are often pointed out to us by others and are the cause of people being critical, judgmental, and sometimes hurtful. Citrine helps to raise your self-esteem and self-confidence making you less sensitive to these criticisms and more open to the positive steps that you need to take to change them.

If you’d like to find out more about the power of crystals, you can connect with a crystal healer on Therapy Directory.

Sophie Elliott is a Reiki and crystal expert and founder of Present-Beings, the well-being subscription box company. Find out more at

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Written by Sophie Elliott
Sophie is the founder of unique holistic subscription company 'Present-Beings' ( She helps people practice mindfulness, overcome limiting beliefs, and achieve self-love.
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