How Anger Affects the Brain and Body [Infographic – Part 3]

Anger is an important and sometimes necessary emotion. But for some clients, anger can quickly escalate and become destructive once it’s been triggered. Uncontrollable anger can often create problems in relationships both at home and in the workplace. But beyond that, it can have devastating physical consequences. So just how and where does anger impact…

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

At the first spark of anger, good judgment often goes out the window. Many clients say and do things they later regret. They might even lose track of what they actually wanted to say during an argument. So why is that? Well, it has to do with cortisol – and having too much of it…

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How Anger Affects the Brain and Body [Infographic – Part 1]

Anger can be a challenging emotion for clients to work through. Sometimes anger can be frightening for clients. Or, maybe they consider it inappropriate to even feel this emotion at all. Not only that, but when anger is misdirected, it can lead to poor choices, damaged relationships, and even violence. So what’s really going on…

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How Anger Affects the Brain and Body [Infographic]

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…

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Can Mindfulness Change How the Brain Processes Emotion?

We’d like to think it can, but what does the evidence show? A working definition of mindfulness is that it attentively and non-judgmentally focuses on present experiences. But does this actually affect anything in the brain? To find out, Jacqueline Lutz, from the psychiatry department at the University Hospital of Zurich, led a study investigating…

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PTSD, the Brain, and Pain

A single traumatic experience can set off many different levels of pain, whether emotional or physical, acute or chronic. But can PTSD affect how the brain processes pain? Marla Mickleborough, MA, of the University of British Columbia and Judith Daniels, PhD, of the University of Western Ontario, wanted to find out whether the brain might…

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