How Anger Affects Your Brain and Body [Infographic – Part 2]

In the heat of anger, we often don’t use our best judgment.

We may say and do things we later regret, or lose track of what we’re arguing about.

Why is that?

Well, it has to do with cortisol. You see, anger can spark an overload of cortisol in the brain.

So where does the cortisol come from in the first place? That’s something we got into here.

And to help you visualize what’s happening when there’s too much cortisol in the brain, we put this together for you (and please feel free to make a copy to share).

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If you’d like to print a copy to share, just click here: Color or Print-friendly

(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!)

Coming soon: How Anger Affects Your Brain and Body, Part 3 – How Stress Hormones Change Your Body

Now that you’ve seen how anger can impact the brain, how will you use these ideas in your life or work? Please leave a comment.


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  1. John D. Karamanos says:

    Very informative and well presented. The pictures are great and clients can understand it quite well.

    Thank you for the presentation.

  2. Nidia Aurora Gil says:

    Thank you very much!!!

    I teach MBSR and also I teach mindfulness for managing stress in the classrooms and this tool is wonderful.

    I have used mine but it’s not as beautiful and clear as yours!!!

    I do appreciate your generosity.

  3. Adam H Ridgewell says:

    Thanks for this! My clients love the pics- so easy to understand and therefore much easier to handle your inner demons, once you know the system!


  4. This is fabulous,

    I teach in the clinical practicum for MA in psychotherapy…Students loved this!!!

    With deep gratitude,

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