Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger
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 […]
Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger wrote a new post, 12 Ideas to Support Weight Loss, on the site Cincinnati Community of United Resource Connection 2 weeks ago
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:
Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger wrote a new post, 10 Ways to Manage Anger and Anxiety, on the site Cincinnati Community of United Resource Connection 2 weeks ago
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 1 month, 1 week 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 […]
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 […]
Conflict triggers strong emotions and can lead to hurt feelings, disappointment, and discomfort.
When handled in an unhealthy manner, it can cause irreparable rifts, resentments, and breakups. But when conflict […]
Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger wrote a new post, What Happens Physically and Emotionally When You’re Angry?, on the site Cincinnati Community of United Resource Connection 2 years, 6 months ago
When I work with people, I think one of the most important things that come up is their awareness of whether or not they’re having an angry response, and just how it manifests for each person.
The awareness, in m […]
Are you ready to take control of your anger? Clinical Therapist Aaron Karmin teaches you the skills to manage your anger without aggression and build up your self-confidence, self-control and self-respect. […]
Changing your thinking habits can make many things less disagreeable. If you don’t like your job, for example, you may habitually think about what a chore it is, how much you hate it, and how much you’d rather do […]
Your feelings are related to both your mind and body. Yet, like so many of the concepts that guide your life, emotions are intangible. There is no one-way to define a feeling. There is no one event or object that […]
When we do not understand how to effectively deal with anger, we often choose coping methods that are harmful.
The following are examples of inappropriate coping methods:
1. Putting Anger Down. We deny anger or […]
Let me tell you about a client named Jack, who couldn’t see why he shouldn’t be “hard” on his wife and kids. It was for their own good. “I’m no harder on them than I am on myself,” he would say, as if his fairnes […]
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