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How to Use Crystals in Therapy with Teresa Cox Mayle
Bonus Episode14th January 2022 • The Holistic Counseling Podcast • Chris McDonald, LCMHCS
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How can crystals be used in therapy to deepen a client’s connection with their subconscious mind? Where do you start in becoming acquainted with crystals? How do you cleanse them after sessions?

MEET TERESA COX MAYLE

Teresa has been a counselor for nearly 30 years and qualified as an LCMHC in 2014. Her professional experience includes working in crisis intervention, with individuals with disabilities as a Student Support Services counselor, and as a community college Director of Counseling Services. Teresa has experience treating young adults and adults for a wide variety of life challenges such as chronic medical conditions, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, dissociation disorders, trauma, TBI, career changes, self-discovery/identity crisis, military retirement, and relationship issues.

Since she was a teenager, Teresa has been fascinated by alternative spirituality and belief systems. She has read Tarot cards intuitively for most of her life, and she is a reiki master, hypnotherapist (trauma-focused), EMDR, and EMDR Flash practitioner.

Connect with Teresa on LinkedIn and Psychology Today. Book a consultation with her at Thrivemind Counseling and Wellness, LLC.

IN THIS PODCAST:

  • Using crystals in session
  • Cleaning crystal energy
  • Crystal grids
  • Getting started

Using crystals in session

If clients are open to using crystals in session, they can consider holding selenite crystals in their hands.

Selenite [comes from] Selena [who] was the Goddess of the moon and ancient traditions and that’s where it gets its name … it's connected to the moon and the [sub]conscious mind. (Teresa Cox Mayle)

Therapy works in unison with the subconscious mind and that is where the most healing can happen.

Even though therapeutic experiences can be had in the conscious mind, often deeper and more revealing insights are had when someone is in sync with their subconscious. Using selenite crystals in session can be a way to encourage that.

Cleaning crystal energy

Crystals have been said to carry the energy of those who have held or handled them. You can cleanse your crystals in various ways, such as:

  • burying them in the earth for a few weeks or months
  • moon bathe them during a full moon by leaving them on a windowsill at night
  • leave them in the sun during the day
  • soak them in rock salt
It’s always important to set an intention that you want the stone to rise to its highest purpose and ability. If you know reiki or some type of energy technique, [you can] infuse it with that. (Teresa Cox Mayle)

Crystal grids

Crystal grids are based on sacred geometry.

The star of David is well-known as an example of sacred geometry, and it can be replicated with crystals into a grid.

Getting started

Quartz crystals are a good place to start. Hold it up to the light and see if you can find a rainbow or pyramids and different shapes.

They just make you happy when you hold them up to the light. You don’t have to believe they’ve got any mysterious magical powers, just for the joy of a sparkling stone. (Teresa Cox Mayle)

Amethyst and rose quartz crystals are also good introductions to become acquainted with if you are wanting to get to know crystals.

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