BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — If you've ever felt overwhelmed during the pandemic you are not alone, but some mothers in Charlestown may have found a loud, but healthy way, to express any built-up anxiety or anger.
The School of Mom, a health and wellness organization that teaches and helps new mothers practice "mindful parenting," has come up with a program that encourages participants to let out screams to release bottled up emotions.
"It's the sadness, it's the grief- the scream is really similar to the cry, it's a natural way to process an emotion," said mental health therapist and School of Mom founder Sarah Harmon.
Harmon said that as a mother herself, it's important to listen to one's own body and take care of it, which may sometimes include letting out a primal scream from time to time. Sessions are typically conducted outside in an open field so that fellow moms can let out screams in peace, Harmon said.
Even weeks later, Harmon said that mothers are seeing results and feeling better following their scream sessions. The School of Mom has already held a few scream gatherings during the pandemic, with more set to be scheduled when the need arises, Harmon said.
"For those of us with kids, especially young kids- they're doing this all the time, I'm witnessing my children's screams in a whole new light now," Harmon said.
WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports.