Catharsis is choosing the experiences that cause our pain to rise to the surface of our consciousness so it can be released. Some ways of achieving this are:
- Talking about our feelings.
- Self expression through artwork, dance, music, writing, such as keeping a journal, etc.
- Confronting painful situations e.g. visiting a friend with a new
"I found that writing about my pain took the sting out of the memory." Sandra
Catharsis is like opening a relief valve to allow pressure to escape, leaving the level of remaining feelings more comfortable to live with.