Crying seems to increase Para Sympathetic Nervous System activity.

What evidence is there

Alan Fogel, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology Emeritus at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City  wrote an article in response to the question “Are all cries good for you?”. He states that “Cries of this type have been shown to activate the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS)…..”

Pub med

Ways to help people cry

Funeral March, Last part of Out of Africa, away for her, The Barbarian Invasion

Netflix movies that help people cry


Thanks, Doug, for teaching me the importance of crying in healing.

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