We all, at some point in our lives, have to get over being a crybaby. Learning to clamp down on our breathing is probably how we manage to do that or so it seems to me. Crying and laughing mobilize the diaphragm and get it moving. Tighten and stiffen there and we begin to get some real control over the flow of our emotions and that control is a cornerstone to our growing up and is a basic requirement. Years ago there flourished a pop therapy called “Primal Scream” designed, I supposed, to loosen that control and get out some basic suppressed emotions. There is danger to be found in that territory but it may be worth the risk. I used to shake people around their middle regions to help free up their diaphragms and it did at times seem to loosen their emotions too. We certainly don’t want to go back to being crybabies again, but a little more emotional freedom and spontaneity might be nice too.