A stone of Grounding.
Crystals kept close to the body are often used for healing or protective purposes. They affect the entire body and energy field. The particular location of the stone is also not absolutely critical in most cases. Placing the stone on or near the specific area related to the purpose of treatment is often faster and has a more focused effect, however as in any form of healing,
The healing energies will go to where it is intended and to where the healing is needed. You can also direct and focus the energy from the crystal by intention. Sometimes you will feel that a stone needs to be somewhere with no pocket or practical place to wear jewellery. Little pouches can be pinned inside clothing for fine-tuned placement.
Emotionally: Black Tourmaline is a stone of purification, cleansing our emotional system of negative thoughts, anxieties, anger or feelings of unworthiness. It helps in overcoming substance abuse and releases any suicidal thoughts or self-harming tendencies. Also beneficial in treating obsessive or compulsive behaviours and in relinquishing chronic worry.
Physically: Black Tourmaline increases physical vitality, replacing tension and stress with the ability to view the world objectively with clear, rational thought and neutrality.
Mentally: It inspires a positive attitude, no matter the circumstances, and stimulates altruism and practical creativity—a great Stress reliever, allowing the mind to come back to balance, releasing negative thought processes