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Use your emotions to set you free

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  • What is it?

    A scientifically created series of exercises designed to release your emotion's and set you free

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  • Who is it for?

    Aimed at men & women who want to escape the shackles of convention. Strike out, be brave, and make amazing shit happen

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  • How does it work?

    Tantrum Club help's you release frustrations, emotions and stress in a healthy and unique way

Feel the Fear and do it anyway!

Liberate your soal, and achieve the impossible

  • As featured in the Telegraph

    "Tantrum Club, the new spa day that encourages screaming and punching"

  • It's not all anger related

    Two of our attendees work together to take on the bucket exercise

  • Revolutionary approach

    NBC News produced a special extended feature on Tantrum Club due to its revolutionary approach

The Team

Adèle Théron
Founder
She started Tantrum Club after discovering that there was no healthy avenue for people to truly let go and express themselves. After studying Catharsis Therapy and other PTSD therapies, she created a series of techniques which allow women to simply express themselves followed by reflection of the source of the emotional stress.
Adele is also the Founder of NakedDivorce.com, and NakedRecoveryOnline.com
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Anna Numphud
Bath, UK
Anna worked for many years within mental health from in-patient settings, to delivering individual therapy, to research. She worked as a research assistant at Harvard University and as a Clinical Studies Officer for the Mental Health Research Network – supporting large scale, high quality, national research trials.
BSc in Psychology, and a Masters in Counselling Psychology.
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Tantrum Club - Bath
Dipak Amin
London, UK
Dipak is a person centred, thought-provoking Anger Management coach who believes the change you wish you to see in the world starts from within. Using tertiary knowledge and years of experience, his holistic approach is based on science and tried and trusted methods.
A qualified Anger Management consultant, has a MA in Psychology, and a BSc in Human Biology.
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Sally Philips
Sydney, Australia
Sally is a women’s empowerment life coach with a passion for supporting women through divorce and relationship breakups. Sally is committed to supporting women reclaim their lust for life and to reconnect with their inner wild woman so they can powerfully embrace this new chapter of their life.
Sally has a Bachelors Degree in Change Management and is a certified Mind Detox Practitioner
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Kellie Ahl
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Kellie works with children, teens and their families to develop skills for optimum emotional wellbeing. She blends her passion and background in Neuroscience with a variety of techniques to inspire and empower children and adults to fulfil their potential in any area of their life.
Kellie is a Family Wellbeing Coach with a BSc in Neuroscience, a Certificate in Life Coaching and is certified Relax Kids Coach.
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Katie Philips
Sussex, United Kingdom
Her acclaimed ‘Daring and Mighty’ transformational programmes guide women through a process of deeply knowing and loving themselves. Katie loves nothing more than sharing with others the importance of having a healthy, loving and conscious relationship with yourself.
She is certified by INLPTA, with an NLP Diploma. She is a Reiki 2 Practitioner and a Graduate of the Hoffman Institute. Katie went on to complete studies from the ‘Advanced Transformation Academy’ in ‘Mastering Mentorship’ and is a graduate of the ‘Gina DeVee Divine Living Coaching Academy’.
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FAQs

I am not sure I am fit enough to do this class, what to do?

You don’t need to be fit to swing a bat or pop a balloon. Provided you can get to Tantrum Club, you are fit enough to do Tantrum Club.

If I release my emotions, won’t I just get swallowed up by them?

No. Research shows that fully experiencing an emotion without holding back on it, the emotion lasts around 30 minutes tops. As long as you stay with it, you will naturally progress to the next layer of emotion underneath the first one and so on and so forth. No swallowing up – maybe just a bit tired.

Will releasing my emotions make me into a drama king or queen?

No. You will increase your understanding of your emotions and their source. We mostly become dramatic when we are suppressed as we need to do something with great emotional to get attention. When you take care of your own emotional expression, you have no need to be dramatic.

What is Tantrum Club?

Tantrum Club is a club for women to fully express all their pent-up negative emotions in healthy and enlivening ways. We use Catharsis therapy as our base and teach people about the dangers of emotional suppression as well as healthy expression.

I have never unleashed my anger before – what will happen?

You will put on goggles, gloves and take a baseball bat in your hand. You will then beat the beanbag/styrofoam squares or foam bags whilst shouting and screaming loudly at it. You will feel exhilirated, tired, exhausted and spent. BUT you will feel released then you will sit down and in a discussion process what the anger was all about.

Once done and feeling calm again, you will go home and drink tea.

Traditional anger management says we should rationalise our anger – why are you advocating catharsis release?

Traditional anger management therapy involves understanding and rationalising your emotions vs. feeling them. Traditional approaches teach participants that anger is an unhealthy emotion and it needs to be suppressed or rationalised and understood. They also believe that too much engaging with anger makes one more angry – they call this destructionist and dangerous.

Anger is not a bad emotion. It’s an emotion, like any other. What is negative about anger is if it is directed at oneself or another person and causes damage. If expressed in a cathartic way – it can be released prior to understanding it and processing what made it occur in the first place.

We see no harm in releasing emotions – they are better expressed to ensure that your cells receptors don’t get blocked (see below). Tantrum exists as a form of catharsis therapy.

What is Catharsis?

1. the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions. A catharsis is an emotional release. According to psychoanalytic theory, this emotional release is linked to a need to release unconscious conflicts. For example, experiencing stress over a work-related situation may cause feelings of frustration and tension. Rather than vent these feelings inappropriately, the individual may instead release these feelings in another way, such as through physical activity or another stress relieving activity.

snoopyCatharsis is being used worldwide in leading Trauma and PTSD centres to speed up the healing process with its most effected victims. Dr Martha Niccolson and Dr Jo Billings from the Berkshire Trauma Unit advocate Catharsis as a great way to release blocked emotions which reside in the body. Babette Rochschild who wrote The Body Remembers, has found that her trauma patients also move faster through therapy by using catharsis.

The principles are to release the emotions safely so that no one is injured during the process either physically or psychologically and that after emotional release, the process is reviewed to provide intellectual insights.

Tantrum has been designed carefully with all the principles of Catharsis therapy in mind.

Dr Deepak Chopra, author, renowned endocrinologist, and leader in the field of quantum physics and mind-body healing, formulated his theory of cellular healing.

It has been scientifically established that cells inside the body regenerate at different speeds – liver cells in six weeks, stomach-lining cells in three days, eye cells in less than forty-eight hours. Why is it then, you might ask, that a liver riddled with cancer in January would still be riddled with cancer in June? As the liver cells regenerate every six weeks they should already have regenerated several times.

Dr Chopra believes we all have phantom memories stored inside our cells. What he means is that inside each degenerative cell lies a traumatic memory. And before that degenerative cell dies, it passes on its memory to the next cell. So the new cell is born as a replica of the previous cell. Thus the cells keep replicating themselves, passing on the degenerative memory from one generation to the next, and so on. Although the cells replicated, what they were replicating was the degenerative cell pattern stored inside.

Dr Chopra compiled thousands of case studies of the process successful survivors had used to heal themselves from serious diseases. He discovered that they were able to access the cell memory and the associated negative emotion, which they worked towards resolving and then releasing. When they did this, the degenerative memory was not passed on to the next cell generation and thus the next cell was born as a new, healthy cell. This process is called cellular healing.

Pharmacologist Dr Candace Pert, whom has a PhD in cellular biology and biophysics from the United States, has backed up Dr Chopra’s research through laboratory experiments. Dr Pert has unequivocally established that emotions and the body are neurologically linked and that there is a chemical expression for every emotion that we have.

When we repress an emotion the body releases a chemical into the bloodstream.

This chemical travels to certain cell receptors and blocks them, leaving them incapable of communicating with the rest of the cells in the body. If those cell receptors remain blocked over a long period of time then there is a propensity for diseases to occur in the blocked areas.

Conversely, Dr Pert has also found that when you express emotions fully and in a healthy, non-repressive way, the cell receptors remain open. When you bury your emotions over time, it can have a very lasting impact on your health, wellbeing and happiness. It can also lead to premature ageing.

I want to become an instructor – how do I get involved?

Cool you should get in touch with us, so we can explain more.

What if people get out of control?

Firstly we have rules in our club and we follow them and ensure everyone follows them. Secondly we only run the club with women. We have run Tantrum Club many many times and some women do lose it completely but because the exercises are not aimed at others and we use health and safety precautions whilst running them, people release their emotions and then they process them in a healthy way.

There is nothing to be afraid of!

Why is suppressing emotions such a bad thing?

Pharmacologist Dr Candace Pert, whom has a PhD in cellular biology and biophysics from the United States, has backed up Dr Chopra’s research through laboratory experiments. Dr Pert has unequivocally established that emotions and the body are neurologically linked and that there is a chemical expression for every emotion that we have.

When we repress an emotion the body releases a chemical into the bloodstream.

This chemical travels to certain cell receptors and blocks them, leaving them incapable of communicating with the rest of the cells in the body. If those cell receptors remain blocked over a long period of time then there is a propensity for diseases to occur in the blocked areas.

Conversely, Dr Pert has also found that when you express emotions fully and in a healthy, non-repressive way, the cell receptors remain open. When you bury your emotions over time, it can have a very lasting impact on your health, wellbeing and happiness. It can also lead to premature ageing.

Shouldn’t I rather keep calm and carry on?

No. Keeping calm and carrying on is you just suppressing your emotions. You might be able to pretend that things are fine for a while but suppression leads to frustration and more irritation on top of it. It is less stressful to vent at a chair than to bottle things up drinking tea pretending you are fine.

Where’s the science?

Some of the symptoms of buried emotions include:

  1. A feeling of extreme tiredness and general fatigue.
  2. Losing hours in the day because you are preoccupied with daydreams.
  3. Spending all day watching television or lying in bed sleeping.
  4. Losing your lust for life and rarely wanting to talk about how you are feeling or doing.
  5. Blowing up at the smallest of things – almost flying off the handle for no apparent cause.
  6. Focusing on keeping busy rather than on feeling things. If you battle to sit still and have to keep busy all the time, consider that you might be repressing your emotions.
  7. An inability to concentrate for any extended period of time.
  8. Focusing on your ex and what he’s doing rather than focusing on how you are feeling.
  9. Tumultuous relationships with those close to you.

When you repress your emotions your behaviour and reactions to events in the present are really reactions to past events, too. This has a negative effect on your relationships. Not dealing with your emotions over an extended period of time can also lead to major illness in your body.

Dr Pert, Dr Chopra and other scientists like them have spent years researching the lasting impact of repressed emotion in the body. Some of this research appears to suggest that specific emotions can also lead to specific issues in the body.

The full list of negative effects of emotional suppression include:

  1. Voice becomes high pitched
  2. Feel very tired
  3. Hold tension in your body and particularly in your shoulders and jaw
  4. The blocked cell receptors create an acidic environment in the body increasing the propensity for diseases to occur in the blocked areas
  5. Repressing Anger (as it rests mostly in the shoulders and upper back) can lead to an unexpected outbreak of acne, issues with the jaw (as you have clenched your teeth), back and neck tension, and at its worst: cancer and chronic fatigue
  6. Repressing Fear (as fear rests mostly in the stomach) can lead to constipation, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome and other issues of the bowel and colon
  7. Repressing Sadness (as sadness lives mostly in the heart/lung region) can lead to heart/lung problems, throat and voice problems, and issues with your eyes.
  8. There are studies which show that depression can be caused by suppression over a long period of time
  9. Suppression leads to a build up of high Cortisol levels which can lead to weight gain. With the cell receptors being blocked, it’s hard to lose weight as the body holds onto it to protect from toxins in body
  10. High Cortisol impacts the skin leading to premature ageing
  11. Candice Pert also found that toxins in the body can lead to cancers and our emotional states can speed up the spreading of those cancers and toxins throughout the body…

You can’t be fully present with those you love until you have released your emotions from the past. Not dealing with your emotions over an extended period of time can also lead to major illness in your body. Dr Pert, Dr Chopra and other scientists like them have spent years researching the lasting impact of repressed emotion in the body. Some of this research appears to suggest that specific emotions can also lead to specific issues in the body such as:-

  1. Repressing Anger (as it rests mostly in the shoulders and upper back) can lead to an unexpected outbreak of acne, issues with the jaw (as you have clenched your teeth), back and neck tension, and at its worst: cancer and chronic fatigue.
  2. Repressing Fear (as fear rests mostly in the stomach) can lead to constipation, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome and other issues of the bowel and colon.
  3. Repressing Sadness (as sadness lives mostly in the heart/lung region) can lead to heart/lung problems, throat and voice problems, and issues with your eyes.

Candice Pert also found that toxins in the body can lead to cancers and our emotional states can speed up the spreading of those cancers and toxins throughout the body…


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Tantrum Club is founded by Adèle Théron, who also founded NakedDivorce.com, and NakedRecoveryOnline.com

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