A group of young moms who were exhausted, frustrated, and burnt our due to the pandemic decided to get together and scream together in the middle of an empty school field. And they said it “felt so good.”
That’s how psychologist and The School of MOM (Mothering Oneself Mindfully) founder Sarah Harmon put it in her Facebook post sharing the Jan. 13 “primal scream” she organized in Boston. Twenty mothers showed up to go through several choruses of screams as a way of coping with anxiety and stress that’s built up since spring 2020 and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We screamed. We yelled (A LOT) of profanities. And then we laughed,” she posted on her Facebook page along with a group photo of the other moms. “And that’s the beauty of allowing yourself to feel and express an emotion. You move through it to find a new one on the other side such as relief, peace and/or joy.”
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