autocatharsis

[ aw-toh-kuh-thahr-sis ]
/ ˌɔ toʊ kəˈθɑr sɪs /

noun Psychiatry.

a therapeutic process designed to free unconscious disturbances by having the patient write about his or her experiences, impressions, etc.

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