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Is Screaming Therapeutic?

Feeling your feelings is the new modern-day catharsis

Illustration: Carolyn Figel

TTherapy can take on many different forms these days. There’s texting therapy. There’s teletherapy. There are even therapy sessions that allow you to chat with a therapist while you jog.

In the 1960s and ’70s, there was screaming. Introduced by California psychotherapist Arthur Janov (and practiced by John

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Cassie Shortsleeve

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Cassie Shortsleeve is a Boston-based writer. Her work has been published in Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Shape, + other publications. Follow her @cshortsleeve.

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