Ironically, explosive catharsis is tolerated and sometimes encouraged by dysfunctional college students and hoodlums.i'm trying to work my way through the history of this thread, but for starters i just want to throw my quick summarized overview of what i see as the big picture, based on never having been in scientology, but having experience in some of things it is based on as well as with offshoots, plus formal work in psychology:
* 'training' like the SHSBC fell by the wayside in good part because it contains too much of Hubbard's weirdness, including most obviously racist/fascist rants, for general consumption in the 21st century.
There is an establishment view that discourages catharsis, sometimes even under controlled conditions. Has catharsis been outlawed yet? There seem to be plenty of "New Age"-type therapists who use it.
That's not part of modern Dianetic R3R.even Dianetics is a horrendous mess, including the bizarre claims that women almost habitually try to abort their fetuses with knitting needles, outdated in many ways before it first went to press.
There isn't much actual catharsis in Scientology, but when it occurs it is exploited.'processing' in the post Lisa McPherson, post Elli Perkins, post multiple strange Flag suicides and who knows what else was swept under the rug, era, had to be reduced and severely restricted, because by the 21st century what Hubbard had failed to pay attention to in the 40s had become too painfully obvious and too hard to hide any longer in the face of modern media, including social media -- amateurish hypnotic, regressive, and abreactive/cathartic based techniques intended in part to try to push people into states like 'exteriorization' (diassociation) without going over the edge into psychosis, inevitably result in an unacceptable number of bad outcomes.
Very few go insane after experiencing catharsis when it occurs.
These days, unstable people are turned away. Usually they have a "psych" history and are blocked from receiving counseling.
I've also picked up a lot from various old timers i've talked to including some pretty well known figures. i'd be interested to hear what others with experience think about those 'viewpoints'.