- Step 1: Find a place to scream Find a room, field, backyard, or warehouse to go to and scream. It doesn't have to make sense so much as bleed some of the negative, pent-up feelings.
- Step 2: Express through art Releasing your creativity can help release pent-up emotions. Express yourself through art, whether painting, writing, singing, or dancing.
- TIP: The original idea of drama was catharsis, allowing people to vicariously release their own emotions through the lives of imaginary others in the play.
- Step 3: Listen to music Listen to music to feel your emotions, experience pleasure, release the pain, and eventually heal.
- Step 4: Write it down Process your feelings by writing in a journal, without editing, to understand yourself, to blow off steam, and to reflect on your misconceptions.
- Step 5: Talk to yourself Talk to yourself as if you were another person and rage at full tilt. Be a good friend and advise yourself.
- TIP: A good cry can allow you to feel everything and move on.
- Step 6: Speak with pets Talk to your pets and pour it out. They can't answer, but they'll always accept and love you.
- Step 7: See a counselor See a psychologist, who can teach more techniques for recognizing and releasing your emotions.
- FACT: Dr. Arthur Janov's primal therapy, which he began developing in the 1960s, includes allowing the patient scream during their therapy sessions.
You Will Need
- Room to scream
- Artistic expression
- Journal writing
- Good cry (optional)