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Does Catharsis work?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by WIRM, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. WIRM

    WIRM New Member

    Thoughts on here as to whether Catharsis via for example punching a punch bag helps with repressed anger? The science seems to say it doesn't and may have the opposite effect. Thoughts?
     
  2. plum

    plum Beloved Grand Eagle

    It’s never helped me. Nor has epic ranting (in the car usually). Invariably it only serves to ramp me up and make everything worse. Better by far has been learning to relax and self-soothe, express emotions in the moment, and focus on the present moment.
     
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