Charlestown's School Of Mom Practices Screaming Therapy, Releasing Anxiety

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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.

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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.

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