What You Should Know:

"Is this going to help me?"

Obviously, the whole idea of this is off the rails.  We know.

 

THAT'S WHY WE WANT TO DO IT.

 

Psychological Benefits of Catharsis:
No studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of

Breuer’s original concept of catharsis.

However, there is ample evidence that providing

an outlet for previously unaddressed feelings

can help people coping with a variety of mental health conditions.

Addressing difficult emotions is often a goal of therapy.

 

(Regardless of what studies say about a lack of efficacy in catharsis, we think it works.)