General Principle #11
Healing is facilitated in an environment which accepts and encourages the expression of strong emotions. Some segments of our culture place a premium on avoiding the expression of strong emotions. Many people feel uncomfortable or are uncertain about their actions when such emotions are expressed. These emotions, withheld and kept out of awareness, are potentially explosive and dangerous. Strong emotions are often displayed symbolically in various behaviors (temper tantrums, destructive behavior, excessive aggressiveness, etc.). A frank expression of strong emotion is healthy, especially when it is calmly accepted.