Emotional Detox

Remember the last time you cried whole heartedly? Remember the last time you felt angry and could shout? When was the last time you felt so happy about something and laughed out loud? Without thinking where you are, what would people think or is it appropriate?

At Karvaan we believe that just like we detox our bodies with food it is equally important to detoxify our mind, the emotional burden, the emotional load we are carrying. Just carrying a charming face to work daily does not make you charming. The restlessness, the lack of peace, the anger, the guilt...all of it is lurking within you and it will all have to be thrown out at some point. This detox or "Catharsis" will help us cast away our "Picture Perfect" and unveil our "Real-true-natural Picture".

The word catharsis is derived from the Greek word which is translated as 'cleansing' or 'purification'. Most of the definitions emphasize two essential components of catharsis: the emotional aspect (strong emotional expression and processing) and the cognitive aspect of catharsis (insight, new realisation, and the unconscious becoming consciousness) and as a result - positive change.

Aristotle defined catharsis as "purging of the spirit of morbid and base ideas or emotions by witnessing the playing out of such emotions or ideas on stage". Breuer and Freud described catharsis as an involuntary, instinctive body process, for example crying.

It is an act of expressing, or more accurately, experiencing the deep emotions often associated with events in the individual's past which had originally been repressed or ignored, and had never been adequately addressed or experienced

Emotional detox is beautifully designed technique that allows you to unburden, detoxify and unload.

“Emotional Detox had maximum impact on me. I laughed, I let go & then cried…relived. I feel like I have off-loaded a big weight from my shoulder, I feel light.” – a previous Karvaan participant

“The format of 3 days was very well aligned to the them. I participated whole healthy and I got what I was seeking. Emotional detox had 300% ++ impact on me, can't describe it in words” – a previous Karvaan participant

Read more about emotional detox and catharsis here, a blog written by Dr. Preety Shah


and also this one written by Dr. Prajakta Vaidya about using Catharsis as a stress buster