Mental health spells are a form of alternative therapy that use magic and ritual to improve one’s emotional and psychological well-being. They are based on the belief that everything in the universe is connected by energy, and that by manipulating this energy, one can achieve positive outcomes in various aspects of life. Mental health spells can be performed by oneself or with the help of a practitioner, such as a witch, a pagan, or a healer.
There are different types of mental health spells, depending on the purpose and the method. Some common examples are:
- Anxiety spells: These are spells that aim to reduce stress, fear, and nervousness, and to promote calmness, relaxation, and peace of mind. They often involve breathing exercises, affirmations, visualizations, and soothing herbs, such as lavender, chamomile, or hyssop. For instance, one can make a tea with these herbs and drink it while repeating a mantra, such as “I am safe and I feel loved”.
- Depression spells: These are spells that aim to lift one’s mood, increase one’s energy, and restore one’s hope and joy. They often involve light, color, music, and positive symbols, such as sun, flowers, or stars. For example, one can light a yellow candle and play uplifting songs while focusing on the flame and the sound. One can also write down positive affirmations and place them in a jar or a box, and read them whenever one feels low.
- Healing spells: These are spells that aim to heal one’s physical, mental, or emotional wounds, and to enhance one’s overall health and wellness. They often involve crystals, herbs, oils, and water, as well as prayers, chants, and invocations. For instance, one can place a clear quartz crystal on the affected area and say a prayer to a deity or a spirit of healing, such as Brighid, the Celtic goddess of fire and healing.1 One can also make a healing jar with salt, lavender, and a seashell, and seal it with a blue candle.
Mental health spells are not meant to replace professional medical or psychological treatment, but rather to complement it and to provide additional support and comfort. They are also not guaranteed to work, as they depend on many factors, such as the intention, the belief, the skill, and the will of the person performing them. However, many people who practice mental health spells report feeling more empowered, more connected, and more balanced in their lives.