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
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.)