COUNSELLING BLOG

2,121 notes

Why Do We Cry?

1. Crying is a natural release – a normal response to feelings of pain, anger, hurt and frustration,

2. It is also a common response to anything that has a profound effect on us – things that make us feel deeply happy; something that is really touching and beautiful; or having things work out when we thought they would go wrong.

3. On a physiological level, we experience a buildup of energy with feelings and crying helps to re-establish equilibrium again.  

4. It releases hormones that reduce our stress levels so we’re more able to cope, and to think with a clear mind.

5. Crying is also a survival mechanism. It highlights something’s wrong, and need our urgent attention.

5. Related to that, it brings social support as crying touches other people. Thus, we get the help we need, so we feel less overwhelmed.

Filed under counselling psychology therapy cring sadness self help self improvement relationships mental health online counselling college

  1. theredangrybird reblogged this from psych-facts
  2. delamona reblogged this from onlinecounsellingcollege
  3. cyberneticprince reblogged this from spaceauddity
  4. claireroseheart reblogged this from viralfacts
  5. imagination-into-reality reblogged this from psych-facts
  6. caddy-smellsliketrees reblogged this from bouquetofclumsywords
  7. bouquetofclumsywords reblogged this from onlinecounsellingcollege
  8. unnecessary--knowledge reblogged this from psych-facts
  9. random--accurate--posts reblogged this from psych-facts
  10. youarewonderfullove reblogged this from believeinrecovery
  11. scryedforhelp reblogged this from psych-facts
  12. hashtagsavebamon reblogged this from psych-facts
  13. kimantonette reblogged this from onlinecounsellingcollege
  14. sharky-senpai reblogged this from bettwitch
  15. bettwitch reblogged this from kuribius
  16. kuribius reblogged this from anxiety-depression-support
  17. dj-dmc143 reblogged this from anxiety-depression-support
  18. unapologeticexistence reblogged this from onlinecounsellingcollege
  19. deeplysarcasticandutterlyproud reblogged this from thetruthlackssimplicity
  20. smile-whenit-hurts-themost reblogged this from psych-facts
  21. xhariszdulin reblogged this from onlinecounsellingcollege
  22. 23dragons reblogged this from psych-facts
  23. iamthemotherfuckingfox reblogged this from sugarsoul11
  24. sugarsoul11 reblogged this from alwaysworthrecovery
  25. g--spot reblogged this from fortheunicornchild