Sunday, 26 October 2008

abreact

ABREACT

transitive verb
To release tension by recalling a trauma; to release unconscious psychological tension by talking about or reliving the events that caused it



Lizzy tried to abreact her past heartaches
By pouring its details in the ears of her friends,
Unconscious of recreating the very circumstances
That had brought in the crisis.

4 comments:

Dragonsally said...

That is a great word. I want to remember it and use it.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Oh! Very clever indeed. Lovely use of the word.

willow said...

Great word. And I love this piece of artwork!

Jennifer said...

New word for me! The image goes so well with your subject.