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 learn more about how to help clients manage anger, take a look at this short course featuring Stephen Porges, PhD; Marsha Linehan, PhD; Peter Levine, PhD; Ron Siegel, PsyD; Pat Ogden, PhD; and other top experts.