Mental Health Therapy

Smashing is fun. That’s for sure. But did you know that smashing provides several important mental health benefits?

Confidence and Empowerment

The first mental health benefit of smashing is an increased sense of self-confidence and self-empowerment. Most people feel this right after their first smash session. That’s because you just did something you been told your whole life you “cannot do”. You’ve been told not to break the glasses, don’t drop the dishes, and be very careful around with your computer.

The constant warnings of what not to do eventually bottle-up and are projected on other aspects of your life. You may feel like you “cannot” ask for a promotion, start a business, move to a new city, or anything else you want to do but feel you “cannot”.

When you smash the things you’ve been told not to break, you are also smashing any other preconceived notions of what you cannot do! The actual physical act releases endorphins which sends a very powerful message to your subconscious that says “YES, I CAN!”

That is why so many people emerge from their smash session exclaiming “I feel like I am on top of the world!”

Emotional Catharsis

The second mental health benefit of smashing stems from modern day societal expectations of behavior.

We’re told – especially women – to bottle up our emotions. We’re told to “settle down” when we express any strong emotions. We’re told, in essence, not to be human; not to experience the breadth of human emotions that are vital to our survival.

This is especially unhealthy in our modern world where stress is coming at us from every direction and is historically at an all-time high.

Smashing allows you to tap into that aspect of human emotions and release it in a safe and healthy way. Smashing allows you to release the very emotions you’ve been told to bottle up your whole life.

When you smash, you’ll understand the reason behind the old saying “You don’t feel the weight of something you’ve been carrying until you feel the weight of its release”.

Therapy

Finally, smashing is a proven way to transmute traumatic life events.

While not a cure, smashing helps to move to the next level of the ladder of healing when dealing with especially difficult life events, including divorce, death, job loss, and illness.

When smashing to work through major life events, we suggest combining smashing with traditional forms of talk therapy.

Breakthrough Smash Room has partnered with The Healing Effect, a licensed mental health therapy company run by Stefanny Balestracci, Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Director.

To get in touch with Stefanny Balestracci from The Healing Effect and discuss mental health therapy options, please contact Stefanny at [email protected] or visit her web site.

If you are in immediate need of help, please consider the following hotlines:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish.
9-8-8

SAMHSA’s National Helpline

is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

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Bonnie Roberts

5/5
My 13 yr old son and friends had a great time. Staff were really kind and competent.

Deborah

5/5
We loved it, but would have liked a jumpsuit to keep glass out of clothes and shoes.

Cyril Correia

5/5
I absolutely LOVED my time here, the staff was incredibly kind and welcoming and the space was very clean considering things are broken there all day. The bluetooth speakers were easy to connect to and loud enough that i had no problems hearing it over everything breaking…

Trish Hines

5/5
Had a fantastic time in the paint/splatter room! Highly recommend and will be trying the smash room soon.

Cole Trickle and family fun

5/5
I called and asked questions Stephanie recommended to make a reservation on a Friday Saturday or Sunday as they are busy. I booked one. She answered all my questions and was so nice. We got there a little early and had done the waiver from the email they send, she went over everything and had us get ready…

Wendy Lynn Harrington

5/5
I called and asked questions Stephanie recommended to make a reservation on a Friday Saturday or Sunday as they are busy. I booked one. She answered all my questions and was so nice. We got there a little early and had done the waiver from the email they send, she went over everything and had us get ready….

Tori West

5/5

Amanda

5/5
It was an amazing experience. I was able to release so many emotions.

Denise

5/5
Awesome experience. Very cathartic!

Megan Engles

5/5
I had so much fun breaking things on purpose and not on accident! The smash room and splatter room were very fun. I definitely recommend breakthrough smash room and splatter room to anyone. It’s great for a date, or with friends, and it’s definitely cheaper than therapy! Use Groupon and go in person to make an appointment. Highly recommend and so much fun!