Stress and anxiety disorders are one of the biggest problems most people battle every year. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America claims that more than 40 million people deal with anxiety disorders throughout the year. With the outbreak of COVID-19 and people being either stuck at home/work or overwhelmed with the situation, it’s a no-brainer that the stress and anxiety levels are increasing for every person.
Feeling stressed or anxious will give you a feeling that you’re about to explode. Most of the techniques around relieving stress are by soothing the nervous system. However, many experts claim that doing the opposite can cause the same effect but faster.
Screaming Helps Stress Relief
Screaming out loud will help you get rid of the stress much quicker. Psychologists claim that crying is one of the best ways to naturally relieve stress and recent studies support yelling. Screaming releases body tension that’s been building up. Other than screaming or crying, people also do yoga, physical exercise, or kickbox as a good method of stress relief.
Screaming not only releases painful emotions but can also be a very powerful emotional act of release from anger to fear.
It’s important to understand that screaming for stress relief is not the same as allowing your impulse or anger to go unchecked. Don’t lash out at others or start screaming every time you feel overwhelmed or irritated.
The importance of stress-directed scream therapy is taking control over the turbulence in your emotion and allowing it to be regulated healthily.
Find the right time and place to think about the things that are stressing you out and unleash the scream. A perfect place to let go of yourself is in the wild somewhere.
Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, people can’t go around as normally as before. Don’t worry since this application got you covered.
Icelandic Wilderness Screaming App
One website called lookslikeyouneediceland.com allows people to release the frustration built up through this pandemic in a scream that’s later broadcasted in the wilderness in Iceland through speakers.
This site is an ad campaign created by the government of Iceland and private institutions with collaboration from the group Promote Iceland. Its main goal is to allow people to de-stress themselves from the hard situations they’re at and also promote the amazing nature that Iceland has.
All you need to do is go to the site and record your scream (just audio will be okay). Then, send it to one of the speakers that are placed around the Icelandic countryside.
If you have more serious issues that screaming therapy won’t help, make sure that you seek professional help.