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 Drama and Theater Can Rewire Limiting Beliefs

As practitioners, we sometimes have to be creative in coming up with interventions that will work for a particular patient. And this can be especially true when clients have deeply rooted limiting beliefs about themselves. Bessel van der Kolk, MD is a master at coming up with creative approaches to help clients work with beliefs…

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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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Helping Trauma Patients Shed Feelings of Shame

For someone who’s experienced trauma, feelings of shame often remain long after the painful event. So how can practitioners help clients begin to reclaim a sense of self-worth? Kerstin Jung, PhD and Regina Steil, PsyD, at Goethe University Frankfurt, in Frankfurt, Germany, wanted to find out whether Cognitive Restructuring and Imagery Modification (CRIM) could empower…

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