coping skills Archives - Justin Lioi, LCSW - Brooklyn, NY

Getting to Know Your Physical Signs of Anger

What are your first physical signs of anger? How do you know you’re getting angry? Is it in your stomach? A churning? Your hands balling up into fists? Feeling redness in your face? Getting hotter? It’s really helpful to know. If you’re unsure, ask...
Work Getting You Down? Or Just PO’d?

Work Getting You Down? Or Just PO’d?

Have you ever been told that you need to contain yourself at your job? Ever read in a work evaluation that you need to hide your stress better? Worried that what you feel is “leaking out” all the time? There’s a better way to manage this by stuffing...
Ask Yourself “What Can My Anger Do For Me?”

Ask Yourself “What Can My Anger Do For Me?”

Anger isn’t all bad. Getting in touch with the themes of your anger can help you channel and express it in non-destructive (and even productive) ways. Anger management classes may be missing this point. Yet we’re often so scared of anger. When we watch it we see...

What Is Anger Management?

When men call and say they have an “anger problem” they’re sometimes surprised that I have a lot more questions. They want “anger management” and while I don’t actually say, “What Is anger management?” (because that...
Why is it So Easy to Get So Angry?

Why is it So Easy to Get So Angry?

Why is anger so easy for so many men? What is anger anyway? Anger Management is a thriving industry. It seems to be a given that anger needs to be taken care of—as if anger itself was to blame. Whether it’s in court or whether it’s in Buddhism,...