Yes, there really is such a thing. You can Google it. I, though, was introduced to scream therapy over a decade ago when my (at the time preschool) son said to me, Mom, do you ever feel like screaming?
I paused and smiled and responded, yes. He continued, well then why don’t you? Oh, he was my teacher in this moment. I still wasn’t budging. I had no intention on screaming. So he started. He let out a holler. So I tried. Mine wasn’t so intense. He looked at me and shook his head. That will not due. Try again. So I did. And again… and again… until I finally allowed myself a real, from the belly of my soul, scream.
Then, seeing his eyes wide open, I started to laugh uncontrollably. I couldn’t stop. I didn’t even know what I’d just done. I’d release a decade of ugh’s and times I’d bitten my tongue. And on the other side of all of that unknown bottled up frustration was joy, laughter and a feeling of liberation. I didn’t even know how badly I needed this scream therapy session… and it was free.
I know I wrote a piece on Silence is Golden yesterday but… it’s all about duality. The other end of the spectrum is scream therapy I’m sure. It’s not to be directed at anyone (although it very well might be about someone). Maybe find a room in your home or a private outdoor location. Let it out and see how you feel. Shake up your body. Try listening to this warm up (Shout) and give it a try.