Amethyst is a very powerful and protective stone. It is often called the “Stone of Sobriety” due to its common use in helping overcome various addictions. Amethyst is a natural stress reliever and encourages inner strength. It has a strong healing energy that can transmute lower vibrations to higher frequencies and can transform negative energy to positive. Amethyst has a peaceful, loving energy and helps with developing intuition and psychic abilities. By activating the Crown Chakra it enhances spiritual awareness and promotes a higher state of consciousness. Amethyst is also often used to help alleviate headaches and migraines as well as to dispel nightmares and help with insomnia.