Apparently there’s a new craze in standing in the middle of a field and screaming your head off. There are even clubs that do it together.
It sounds a fantastic way of letting all your anger and frustration out. When things all get a bit too much just vent at the top of your voice where no one else can hear you. That releasing of pent up forces has to be good for you. Breathing deeply and blowing out through your mouth does the same thing but why not a deserted beach or a field.
“My aunt used to ‘save up’ all her anger as she called it and then one day she would clean the oven.”
I like the thought that directing all that energy into something positive. My aunt used to ‘save up’ all her anger as she called it and then one day she would clean the oven. She went at it so furiously that in no time it was spick and span. One clean oven. One happier aunt.
You can get the same result with singing. Again you are directing it to one place and if you do it with other people it strengthens the feeling. What’s more as you breathe deeply to release all that sound you start to oxygenate the blood so not only is it good for you but it comes with added euphoria.
I don’t want to get too clever here but this is a place where performing arts training crosses over into assisting your mental health.
I once watched a group of troubled teenagers in a drum workshop. They each had a large bass drum on its side and two drumsticks. The leader set off a rhythm and they gradually joined in, tentative at first but as they got more confident they really started to make a big sound. So loud in fact that it went right through you. Their faces were electric, excited, alive and they didn’t want it to stop.
“They seemed to find a groove, making their own repeated loud rhythms but fitting it in to the general sound.”
They seemed to find a groove, making their own repeated loud rhythms but fitting it in to the general sound. They almost seemed in a trance state, certainly they left the here and now behind. At the end they were dripping with sweat. exhilarated, wild eyed but so happy and in a changed place. I think we all need a bit of that and dancing singing and acting is such a place where you go there but it gets channelled to one place. Everyone wins.
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