Talking about deeply personal and emotional topics transcends the need for an outlet to release personal demons.
It’s much more about achieving higher levels of self-awareness, that I believe being the stepping stone for everything – yes, everything! – you want to accomplish in life. We are very much used to approach reality inside-out, looking at what’s around from our perspective. We are also pretty familiar with an outside-in approach, letting the facts of the world influence who we think we are and the things we think we can do.
Inside-in, looking within to find and elaborate on feelings, fears, failures, pains, delusions, desires, passions, thoughts, ideas, plans. Stuff that we project outside, and also let others magnify. That is far less common, and we need to train in that.