Psychoanalytic theory. Releasing the effects of traumatic events that were repressed and are now being re-experinced. See abrection. Also the release of strong pent up emotions.
What is CATHARSIS?
CATHARSIS: "Joe achieved catharthis when he let go all he emotions of his wife dying."
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