Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger
Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger wrote a new post, Self Soothing Mindfulness, on the site Cincinnati Community of United Resource Connection 1 day, 12 hours ago
We all have a running inner dialogue of thoughts.
Sometime this inner self talk is pessimistic, critical or blaming. By attending to your inner self talk, you will notice critical thoughts intruding, and that’s o […]
Mike and Joan were fighting about the mess in the kitchen.
Mike perceived his wife’s criticisms as if they were attacks and he was defending himself against her. Joan felt threatened and was protecting herself a […]
Think of the last time you felt caught up in a distressing emotion.
Your body may have felt tense, your mind may have been dwelling on the past or anticipating problems in the future and there is an intensity or […]
Mindfulness is a state of awareness.
It is cultivated by systematically focusing attention on bodily sensations, emotions, thoughts, or the surrounding environment.
Mindfulness can help you detach from emotional […]
Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger wrote a new post, Anger and Personality Style, on the site Cincinnati Community of United Resource Connection 1 month, 1 week ago
What situations make you angry for no apparent reason, especially when others handle the same situation calmly?
Is there a particular word that irritates you? Do you get annoyed when people only drive 70 on a […]
I have recently found myself thinking a lot about good intentions.
Inherently, they seem positive, right? However, they have a deeper negative impact that many do not fully appreciate. Good intentions are n […]
Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger wrote a new post, Successful Self-Control, on the site Cincinnati Community of United Resource Connection 2 months ago
Newton’s third law of motion is:
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. For many, the opportunity to live without consequences would be wonderful.
But of course, this not reality. Reality is […]
Humans are learning machines.
From the day we are born and even before, our brains capture and encode our experiences. The mind is a web of connections with over a hundred billion cells that are crammed into […]
Some of my clients will say to me: “why do I always end up drinking more than I wanted? I just don’t know.”
“I wish I could change how I talk to my partner. We always seem to end up fighting. I just don’t k […]
12 Weight Loss Mantras
1) Your body will resist permanent weight loss
2) Biology is not destiny
3) Consistency and commitment are the keys to weight loss
4) There are three stages of success:
When your anger is triggered, try the following anger interventions:
1: “Ride It Out.”
This is not the same as “ignoring.” You are consciously choosing to give his argument all the attention it so richly deserves […]
Therapist: “You say you want a relationship with your mother. Well, you’ve got one, but it’s destructive. You cannot begin a constructive relationship with her until you put an end to this negative one. It sound […]
Normally, things run smooth and our emotions and thoughts work in harmony towards a common goal.
However under situations of stress, unresolved anger, private sorrow, or paralyzing fear may flood our thoughts. […]
A majority of Americans say rudeness — particularly behind the wheel, on cell phones and in customer service — is the biggest trigger to their anger.
Here is where we need to use anger management to count […]
Therapist: “Do you want to learn more about yourself as a person?”
Client: “I guess, but I probably won’t like it.”
Therapist: “I didn’t say you had to like it. But, if you do it right, it only hurts for a l […]
Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger wrote a new post, The Politics of Anger, on the site Cincinnati Community of United Resource Connection 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Below are four ways Trump’s presidency has evoked a sense of powerlessness:
1) Marginalization – when an individual or group minimizes or disavows the legitimacy, rights or privileges of others who are bel […]
Therapist: “It must have made you very angry when your father yelled and criticized you in front of your boyfriend.”
Client: “I’m not angry anymore.”
Therapist: “That’s true. You don’t feel angry. Your anger has […]
When people are upset, the words they use rarely convey the issues and needs at the heart of the problem.
When we listen for what is felt as well as said, we connect more deeply to our own needs and emotions, and […]
Managing and resolving conflict requires emotional maturity, self-control, and empathy.
It can be tricky, frustrating, and even frightening. You can ensure that the process is as positive as possible by sticking […]
Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger wrote a new post, Overcoming the Bystander Effect: Who’s Responsible for Helping, on the site Cincinnati Community of United Resource Connection 4 months, 2 weeks ago
I wonder if others think about the bystander effect or apathy.
Guest blogger, Laura Brownstone, LCSW has been a therapist for over 15 years. In this post, she shares her experiences with the impact of apathy o […]
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