Archive | August, 2013

How to Raise Resilient Children

How to Raise Resilient Children by Michael Hart, MA,CCC Those of us over the age of 40 years old are probably familiar with the old saying, “children should be seen and not heard.” This philosophy of raising children has no doubt left emotional scars on many who grew up in households that put it into […]

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The Anatomy of a Good Christian Counsellor

by Michael Hart, MA, CCC One study conducted in the United States showed that 66% of the population would prefer that their therapist embrace spiritual beliefs. The growing popularity of Christian Counselling in Ottawa and across Canada may indicate that the percentage is as high in Canada as well. As the demand for Christian Counselling […]

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Is Christian Counselling Effective in Helping Couples?

by Michael Hart, MA,CCC Christian Counselling is now growing in terms of its popularity all around the world. Gone are the days when anything to do with religion was looked upon by psychologists and counsellors as being detrimental to one’s mental health. A plethora of studies have now shown that spiritual belief, a belief in […]

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Forgiveness

by Everett Worthington Jr. Description                                                                                                                                                               Forgiveness involves mental, motivational, and emotional changes in a victim after experiencing a transgression or a violation of physical, emotional, or psychological boundaries. Forgiveness has been defined as being of two types, decisional and emotional forgiveness (Worthington, 2003). Decisional forgiveness is making a behavioral intention statement that gives up pursuit of […]

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Anger

by Gary J. Oliver Description Anger is a God-given emotion that can be experienced and expressed in ways that can be healthy or unhealthy. The Bible has a lot to say about the emotion of anger. In fact, next to love, anger is the most frequently mentioned emotion in the Bible (Oliver & Oliver, 2007). […]

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