With the stress of trying to get a different position at work, my stress level lately has been higher than normal. I’ve looked into many different therapy types over the years to help and get me through it and sometimes it helps for a while but then it always goes back to the level it was before.
Meditation is the practice of silencing the mind, it was nice until I had the grandbaby come home and now silence is never a word that happens in my house anymore. It did seem to work and worked really well. One day I hope to return to it.
Through all of my trials, I kept hearing about something called scream therapy. This is where someone just screams to release all the pent up stress and anger that they’re holding in. I thought this was silly because it sounds silly, besides, if I scream in my house someone is going to think something is wrong and call the police for sure.
Yesterday my son had a doctors appointment and so we needed to go to the pharmacy right after it. I was really hyped up at this point because I was stressed while trying to entertain a 5-year-old in a doctors office.
My sons’ phone is notorious for getting calls from companies that want to extend the warranty on his car or to help lower the monthly payment on his credit card. Mind you, my son does not own a car nor does he have a credit card. This has always annoyed him and he always asks to be taken off their call list but the phone calls still keep coming.
We were halfway down the street just away from the doctors’ office when his phone rang. He answered it and low and behold it was a recording about extending his warranty. He had just pressed the button to speak with someone when I told him to give me the phone. He thought I was going to talk to them with my good-natured but serious grandma voice and take care of it for him.
I heard just enough that someone picked up and started talking when I felt and heard myself letting out my best death metal meets horror film scream that has ever come from my mouth. I actually took a breath and kept it going for them. Needless to say, they hung up but my son and granddaughter were in such shock that it was hilarious! We laughed and laughed and I was so relaxed at that point. I haven’t been that relaxed since I just can’t remember when.
Scream therapy I think gets a bad rap because this was amazing! I really want another telemarketer to call so that I can do it again. It would be one thing if they called once and respected his wishes but they don’t, they just still robo call away….so no guilt here, just relaxation!