Alternative therapy- Rage the fuck out!

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Hey everyone,
Welcome back to crazy little things! I hope everyone is doing ok and if you are not, well that is ok too because you don’t have to be ok all the time as you are only human. So your favorite grumpy girl is back and todays post is going to be a bit different.
I am going to be doing a series of blog posts around alternative therapy, so instead of my usual emo introduction, I am going straight into it.

So I went a rage room a few weeks ago and it has really inspired me into looking at different ways of approaching therapy. I have gone to a few of the usual types of therapy including CBT and support groups. The support group was probably the most bizarre experience of therapy I have ever had. I went to a support group for social anxiety, yes I can see you rolling your eyes and I did too when my therapist said they were sending me on this. There were some bonuses, to be honest by the end of it. I did end up opening up to a couple of people but that was after weeks of sitting in a room of people refusing to look at each other in the eye, let alone talk to each other. There were panic attacks galore and every week I not only question my own sanity but also my therapists. In the end, the main thing I took away from it was, I was not alone. As in the same room as me was different people from different backgrounds with a common enemy. Which set off a train of thought. What else is there that is not what you would normally get in therapy that could help a person? So fast forward a few weeks ago after the rage room, that train of thought started again…

Alternative therapy-

Rage the fuck out!

So me and my partner went to a place near me called Grange live Gaming and used their rage room. Even though I had booked it as a birthday present for my partner, I was just as excited to do it. So for 30 minutes, we had a mixture of glass bottles, bats, keyboards and monitors to smash the shit out of with some bats. Beforehand I had a music playlist ready, as you can hook up your own music to play as you are smashing, how cool is that! As well as that, I had mentally made a list of things in my head that I was going to visualize while doing it.
So after nearly 20 minutes of throwing bottles and destroying the items in front of me, I felt this huge relief wash over me and felt like in a short amount of time I had worked out so much built up anger I have had festering in me for years. I am not saying it is an option instead of typical therapies that are out there but I think as an added tool of when there are no words to express how you are feeling, it is a healthy alternative to penting it up. I spoke to a lovely woman who works there and explained my mental illness and she told me she used to come all the time for her anxiety and it made such a difference to her.
Mental illness and mental health are not straight forward so why should the tools we use to help deal with them and recover be straight forward, why not step out of the box!

Take care,
Vixxy Rose
xxx

8 thoughts on “Alternative therapy- Rage the fuck out!

  1. OMG! I looked up that there was one near me that lets you bring your own artifacts to smash for a little extra. I was halfway through my mental list of what 9th Circle of Hell effigies I could gleefully bring to smash before I read that they had *literally gotten so popular they were closed for a few months while they moved someplace with more space.* Argh! Clearly there is a need for this in the world. When it does finally open back up, I have at least remembered that one of my posts about both my awful boss and the 9th Circle of Hell from my Crisis of 2018 included a list of ten randomized shufffled Pandora songs from an internet “what’s your Zombie Apocalypse playlist” meme. I might have to literally use that playlist for a smash session because it would be so ironic. You know, assuming I can get a reservation after the place ipens again in the new location designed to meet the “unexpectedly high demand” since 2017… 😉

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  2. Hey Vixxy. Remember me? I hope you’ve been fine all those past months. I’ve been in an outpatient program. I kind of hope to go back to my blog. The hospital was cool, but it drained me mentally, physically, and emotionally.

    Omg i want to visit that kind of room so bad! I have heard they’re experimenting with the idea in Poland. Soon I might just be able to go.

    And also congrats on opening up and going to the support group. Social anxiety support groups might just be one of the hardest one to go to, because if you have severe anxiety, you’re just unable to go. I know I wouldn’t. I once hoped I could, but in the end it was too much for me.

    I hope you’re having a wonderful day^^

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