This morning I told this over and over again to someone who was doing the conscious connected breathing on the air matress.
Take a deep inbreath.
And let go of the outbreath.
I was reminded of this session by a tweet of @iyanlavanzant “Through our tears, we get in touch with those experiences we have forgotten, hidden or buried away in our souls”.
My experience is that many times people are not able to cry over these long hidden and buried trauma’s. They are disconnected from it. I would instead say that it is through experiencing the tension in the body that we are able to connect with this pain, this sadness. This leads to releasing the physical tension through making sounds and/or tears. And the first: making sounds will enrich the experience of crying of expressing the hurt without any fear of someone overhearing you or getting stuck in a depression.
No, none of that, crying your heart out has a cleansing effect on the soul and it clears the mind.