Chemistry of Anger Men and Women

Body an Anger     

Quoted from Dr. Mercola’s affect on Men Research-     Research

“The feeling of anger, like all emotions, is not isolated in your mind. The mental reaction triggers a cascade of physical reactions that extend throughout your body, including:

  • Increases in heart rate, arterial tension and testosterone
  • Decreases in cortisol (the stress hormone)
  • Stimulation of your left brain hemisphere, which is involved in experiencing emotions related to closeness

Interestingly, the last finding, uncovered by researchers from the University of Valencia, suggests that although anger is perceived as a negative emotion, it actually prompts you to become closer to the object of your anger, likely as a means to stop the conflict. And when it comes to anger, resolving the upset is a very wise decision.”

From Everyday Health-Women Anger and Stress

“Stress: How Women Are Affected

The effects of the natural anti-stress hormone oxytocin, produced during childbirth, breastfeeding, and in both sexes during orgasm, are enhanced by estrogen and reduced by testosterone.

This helps women more than men, Rosch says. And nurturing activities boost oxytocin levels in women.

The catch-22 is that women need more oxytocin than men to maintain their emotional health. For example, Rosch explains, women are more negatively affected when they’re not touched, and also feel more stress than men in relationships.

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), stress is an expression of the body’s natural instinct to protect itself. While this may warn a woman of immediate danger, like a fast-approaching car, prolonged stress effects can negatively affect your physical and emotional health.

“Our stress response was exquisitely honed over millions of years as a protective mechanism,” said Rosch. “That was OK for our ancestors who ran into saber-toothed tigers. The tragedy is that today, it’s not that, but hundreds of things like getting stuck in traffic jams. Our bodies respond in the same unfortunate fashion, with hypertension, strokes, and ulcers.”

 

 

Control Anger

Control Anger   

“We all know what anger is, and we’ve all felt it: whether as a fleeting annoyance or as full-fledged rage.

Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. And it can make you feel as though you’re at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion. This brochure is meant to help you understand and control anger.”

 

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Changing The Automatic Anger Reaction

Anger Management tip#7

The anger habit can be changed. Like breaking other habits, it takes self evaluation and a replacement reaction for change. Look for opportunities to make changes to your anger reaction. If you usually feel anger, for example, when someone disagrees, become aware of this the next time someone disagrees. Take some deep breaths, tell yourself it is okay for someone to have a different opinion from me. Then notice how the self talk creates a different emotional reaction. With continued practice, eventually you can create a different emotional response from anger. Practice daily.

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