How Anger Affects the Brain and Body

Very informative. May be very helpful in dealing with anger.
How Anger Affects the Brain and Body 

Anger can be one of the most challenging emotions that we work with.

Clients are sometimes afraid of their anger. Or, maybe they consider it inappropriate to even feel this way at all.

Not only that, when anger is misdirected, it often leads to poor choices, damaged relationships, and even violence.

But anger can actually be an asset to our clients . . . as long as it’s channeled properly.

So how can we help clients express their anger more effectively?

Here’s a tool you can use to help clients understand the impact of anger on the brain and body. 

It begins by helping them understand how anger is triggered, and what happens in the body and brain at the first spark of anger.

So we thought it would be helpful for you to have a way to illustrate this for your clients. (And please feel free to make a copy of this to share with them.)

(When you make copies to share, please be sure to include the copyright information. We put a lot of work into creating these resources for you. Thanks!)

13 thoughts on “How Anger Affects the Brain and Body

  1. Wow – what an infogram (I think that’s what it’s called, right?) that is!!!!!

    I get angry way too often.
    One primary reason is because I live in a neighborhood full of selfish, stupid speeders.

    So I kid you not – road rage is my problem! However, I’m going to be proactive about lessening it. I found some great websites that sell neon signs that say “Drive like your child lives here” and “Slow down!” and one that has pictures of bunny rabbits or dogs and cats, I’m going to post at least 3 – maybe 5 (!!!) of the, on our 30-foot redwood fence. I truly believe that some drivers would slow down if they see these signs.

    It sometimes soothes my anger to be proactive instead of passive.

    I have a LONG way to go in dealing with anger because the speeding problem won’t go away unless we move, and that’s not going to happen unless I win Lotto. Sigh. XoXo


    • I think being angry is also a part of having bipolar 😏 so it’s effects and info about how not to get angry will help us as well as others! I totally agree, pictures would deter some people from speeding! You go girl and be proactive. Hope we both win the lottery! Haha. Lots of love dear friend.

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