Iceland has come up with a rather unusual solution to help alleviate some of the stress by asking people all around the world to record their screams of frustration online. The idea is then to release them into some of its most remote locations via huge speakers.

It sounds strange but the initiative is based on primal therapy which operates on the principle that screaming can offer a sense of relief from frustration and anxiety by releasing the pent-up emotions inside of you. The initiative is called ‘Let It Out’ and run by Iceland’s Tourism Board. With so many open and beautiful spaces, it lends itself to being the perfect place for people to vent their frustrations.

The recorded screams which you upload via the website mentioned, will be released in locations like the peak of Festarfjall in Reykjanes Peninsula, Videy island in Reykjavik and the Skógarfoss waterfall.

When you are ready you can obviously go and let it out for real! How to let it out? As per their site these should help:-

Consider what your ‘scream’ will be. Some people will use volume, some will use words, some may even use breath.
Stand with our feet hip-width apart, a slight bend in your knees. Relax your shoulders. You may find it useful to put your hands on your hips or use your arms to help push out some of the pent-up emotion. Follow your instincts.
Imagine a baby when it cries and screams. The noise comes from the baby’s gut. This is where your scream should come from. If it helps, put your hands on your belly and take a few deep breaths before your begin.

Many psychologists believe that screaming is therapeutic in nature. Once you find the avenue to let everything you are feeling completely out, your brain automatically relaxes. Whatever it is that you are feeling, which has led to an emotional build up, has to and should come out before it turns itself into a disorder.

Are you going to give it a try?

For real mental support please seek professional help.