Very informative. May be very helpful in dealing with anger.
How Anger Affects the Brain and Body
BY RUTH BUCZYNSKI, PHD
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!)