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[[caption-width-right:348:AsTheGoodBookSays: "[[Literature/TheBible Turn the other cheek]]".]]

->''"When a man strays from the right path, a kind man needs the courage to raise his fist and correct him."''
-->-- '''Jamil Neate''', ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX''

TheHero [[SanitySlippage has just gone off the deep end under stress]]. Proving himself to be NotSoAboveItAll, he grows increasingly [[LaughingMad hysterical]], [[TookALevelInJerkass mean]], [[HeroicBSOD unresponsive]] or [[DontSaySuchStupidThings (w)angsty]], at a time when his team needs his unaffected ability the most. How do you fix him?

With the human-centered PercussiveMaintenance, of course!

His {{Sidekick}}, DistaffCounterpart, [[NumberTwo right-hand man or woman]], love interest (specially the ladies of the {{Tsundere}} or BrokenBird kind) or [[TheLeader superior]] jolts him back to his senses with a sharp slap or a straight-up punch to the face, and occasionally a retort for him to get his head out of his ass already (see entry title for the archetypal one). The shame-faced hero says something along the lines of "Thanks. I needed that." Less appreciatively he'll say "[[Memes/{{Gundam}} Not even my dad hits me!]]", but still calm down.

Alternatively in a program wanting to limit the potential for imitation violence, a glass of cold water may be used to bring the subject back to their senses.

Might overlap with the DopeSlap. May also be used on a HystericalWoman -- [[WouldNotHitAGirl even by a man]]. Similar in spirit, but not so much in execution, to DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff. Compare with QuitYourWhining, in which it is verbal, but this trope can be used to "spicen" it up. If you need to lay a full-on beating to snap someone out of it, see BeatTheCurseOutOfHim. A form of ToughLove.

The ''Series/MythBusters'' tested a myth based on this trope and found that -- at least when [[SlapYourselfAwake dealing with someone who's merely tired and frazzled]] -- a slap to the face ''does'' help the slapped person regain his or her focus. Apparently the surprise and minor pain of a slap kicks in the 'fight or flight' response and temporarily boosts adrenaline and related hormones. Nevertheless, it should be applied with extreme caution, as [[FromBadToWorse smacking someone who's already suffering can easily do more harm than good.]]

For reassembling after destruction, see PullingThemselvesTogether. Also not to be confused with ADateWithRosiePalms.

!!Examples
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* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan/{{Advertising}}
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan/AnimeAndManga
** GetAHoldOfYourselfMan/{{Gundam}}
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan/ComicBooks
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan/{{Film}}
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan/{{Literature}}
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan/LiveActionTV
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan/VideoGames
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan/WebComics
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan/WebOriginal
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan/WesternAnimation
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!!Other examples:

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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* Gohan had to punch Goku in the cheek in an attempt to get Goku to snap out of [[HeroicBSOD being frozen in terror]] after [[spoiler:Vegeta went Super Saiyan 3]] in ''Goku's Wish: The Return of Broly.'' Subverted in that it doesn't quite work.
* In DragonAgeTheCrownOfThorns, the WisePrince protagonist applies a very strong backhand to Faren, the dwarven commoner, in order to snap him out of a serious case of [[HeroicBSOD shut-down brain]] that the latter ended up in after being shoved into his worst nightmare by the Sloth Demon. He follows it with a CooldownHug of epic proportions. BigBrotherMentor indeed.
-->"There is no blood on your hands!" (and he was speaking literally)
* In [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/85411/reflections Reflections,]] Princess Luna does this to a grief-stricken Princess Celestia.
* In Fanfic/RelationshipsSeries, Nanoha gets one from Vita as she becomes hysterical about the prospect of Yuuno dying on a mission, and Vita reminds her that Yuuno is determined to get back safely.
* In Fanfic/FailToTheKing, Almaz is subjected to this trope ''twice'': Once in Chapter one to snap him out of his three-day long HeroicBSOD, and again in a later chapter to prevent another from surfacing in the middle of an invasion. Both played largely for laughs, naturally - this is a Disgaea fic after all.
* In ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'', Asuka delivers this trope almost word for word to Shinji in chapter 2, thankfully without the slapping. It is possible that had this occurred before the Third Impact, she would have slapped him, but she was probably afraid to (given what happened during instrumentality, and the fact he's the only other person left on earth).
* In ''Fanfic/AceCombatTheEquestrianWar'', Medley hits [[spoiler: Rainbow Dash]] in the face to snap her out of her HeroicBSOD.
* At one point during his side story of the ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'', Shining Armor has to get headbutted by Captain Baseplate when he [[FreakOut freaks out]] over the existence of the SAS (Equestrian Black Ops).
* ''[[Fanfic/AFutureOfFriendshipAHistoryOfHate A Future of Friendship, A History of Hate]]'': During the climax of Episode 5, Scootaloo, who passed the DespairEventHorizon when she realized that her wish to be [[PlotRelevantAgeUp an adult]] not only blew up in her face but also enabled [[spoiler: Miserain to empower a woebeghoul, which is now destroying Ponyville]], states it would be better if she had never been born. Rainbow Dash responds by smacking her, telling her to never belittle herself like that again, and giving a RousingSpeech that pulls Scootaloo back to normal [[spoiler: and enables her to help Dash destroy the woebeghoul]].
* In ''[[FanFic/TheNuptialverse Post Nuptials]]'', Twilight floors Shining Armor with a punch to the face when, in the midst of a HeroicBSOD, he considers canceling the wedding.
* Subverted in ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/62959/wedding-bell-blues Wedding Bell Blues]]'': Shining Armor is screaming continuously after learning that [[spoiler: he's being forced to marry Queen Chrysalis]]. Another pony slaps him, whereupon Shining says "Ow" - and then carries on screaming.
* In ''Fanfic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'', Nanoha's in the middle of a HeroicBSOD after [[spoiler:finally confirming that she is the resurrected Princess Serenity, that her past life was just one big colossal failure, that the Senshi's [[SenselessSacrifice sacrifices were in vain because]] [[DrivenToSuicide Serenity killed herself in grief]], that this is could have been avoided if Queen Serenity did better in teaching Princess Serenity and that all of these memories are driving her to the point where she isn't sure where Serenity ends and she starts.]] Fate solves this problem by [[spoiler:making her feelings known and kissing her]].
* In ''FanFic/MegaManDefenderOfTheHumanRace'', Roll does this to Mega in episode 11, slapping him and lecturing him back to his senses—though it takes more than that to fully convince him.
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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Japanese wrestling legend (and new Wrestling/{{WWE}} Hall Of Fame inductee) Wrestling/AntonioInoki is/was known for this... among other types of hitting.
* When Maria kept worrying over her tag team match with John Cena, he kissed her to shut her up.
* In {{WCW}}, when Torrie Wilson was {{Corpsing}} during RandySavage's backstage rampage, he slapped her to break her out of it. {{Botchamania}} turned this into a meme:
--> X corpsing? SEND FOR THE MAN!
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* In the DirectToVideo ''[[TheMuppets Muppet Classic Theater]]'', during the Rumpelstiltskin rendition, Piggy's father gets a little overboard trying to introduce himself and his daughter to the king.
-->'''Miller:''' She is Piggy, Miller's Daughter. And I am her father, Miller, Piggy's Father, your Majesty. No, wait ''I'' am not the majesty, ''You're'' the majesty, and this is my daughter, Piggy, and this is--\\
''(Loyal Royal Advisor backhands him)''\\
'''Miller:''' Thanks, I needed that.
** And it's done again at the end of the Intermission.
-->'''Gonzo:''' Intermission!? Wait a minute!! Why wasn't I told about this?! This is an outrage!! OOF!! Thanks, I needed that.\\
'''Rizzo:''' Don't mention it.
* On an episode of the short lived MTV series ''Super Adventure Team'', Chief Engineer Head literally slapped Dr. Criswell blind trying to get him to snap out of his funk.
* In the "Give Me Your Money" number from ''Theatre/AvenueQ'', Nicky refuses to give up his money by ranting "I can't! I need it! I'm homeless! I can't! I need it! I'm homeless! I can't...." until Princeton slaps him. Nicky calmly hands over the money then.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* Parodied in the ''Radio/HamishAndDougal'' episode "Trapped!":
-->'''Hamish''': Help! We're trapped between floors! Help!
-->'''Dougal''': Hamish, you're getting hysterical.
-->''SLAP! SLAP! SLAP!''
-->'''Hamish''': Well, don't just stand their applauding, do something!
-->'''Dougal''': All right!
-->''SLAP! SLAP! SLAP!''
-->'''Hamish''': Ow!
-->'''Dougal''': Now, control yourself. Or next time it's the face.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Fairly common among the Imperial Guard of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. When they're not being executed for cowardice, that is.
** Orks have a similar rule where morale tests can be passed by the boss dealing a few good thwacks to his underlings.
* The Player's Handbook 3 for ''DungeonsAndDragons'' 4th Edition includes Skill Powers, such as "Snap Out of it", which is pretty much this trope.
-->''A smack across the face brings your ally back to his or her senses.''
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* General George S. Patton once famously slapped a young soldier who seemed to be suffering from shell shock (it turned out later he had malaria). It almost ended his career, proving that this [[DontTryThisAtHome isn't a good idea to try for real]].
** As a side note, the soldier Patton slapped later said, "He was probably pretty well worn out himself." Combat can do strange things to people. Patton's popularity saved him.
** It doesn't work if it is "shell shock" (PTSD) either. Anyone who's been in the Armed Forces can tell you that, combat experience or not. A person that far gone has usually spent themselves keeping a hold for as long as they have.
** This was parodied during the extensive ''Patton'' movie pastiche in ''TheSimpsons'' episode "Bart the General". Bart does it, but Grampa scolds him:
-->'''Grampa:''' You can push them out of a plane, you can march them off a cliff, you can send them off to die on some God-forsaken rock, but for some reason you can't slap them.
* ''Series/MythBusters'' tested this trope on their December 22nd 2010 episode. Their result? ''Confirmed''. While not up to control, all three testers did better in practical tests when frazzled and then slapped than when unslapped.
** At least when the subject isn't suffering from PTSD, as above.
*** Depends, if the subject is already in a situation which can trigger a psychosis episode, it can actually snap them out of it. Largely due to the endorphins that get released from the sudden shock.
** This is because being slapped activates the flight-or-fight response. PTSD is this response having caused too much stress leading to a mental breakdown, so activating it could actually make it worse.
** Even earlier than this episode, they examined this trope in terms of a "sobering up" technique after getting drunk and deemed it plausible. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mmJMIwsaDQ&feature=player_detailpage#t=107s Cue Adam getting slapped by Jamie]] (Cue to 1:47).
* In some sects of Zen Buddhism, a monk walks the room during meditation sessions with a light, flat stick. When a meditating monk loses his focus because he starts to get tired, he will lean forward to get a light slap between the shoulder blades with the stick, which triggers the reaction to make him fully awake again.
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