Archive | 2014

Curing Clutter

In the article “Lighten Up” from Psychology Today, Pamela Weintraub explores how clutter can affect a person’s life and emotions. She explained that over the years, she and her family collected so many things that she came to the point where she sought ‘an antidote to the stress caused by clutter’. To accumulate things, she […]

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The Danger of Secrets

‘The Secret That Became My Life’ is a very interesting article published in Psychology Today (January/February 2014). It is a story about the ‘identity-warping nature of secrets and lies’. Jane was married to a loving man and together they had two children. Throughout their marriage, she became suspicious that something was wrong. Years later, he […]

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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Many people who suffer from domestic violence are not even aware that they are victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence can be defined as any attempt to intimidate or control another person through the use of threats, manipulation, or force. Such actions include: Restricting another person from leaving a room Throwing objects as […]

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Abusive Relationships Part II

In this second part of a two part series on Abusive Relationships, Michael Hart (MA, CCC) and Rick Lecuyer pick  up the conversation and discuss additional aspects of abusive relationships, such as the portrait of an abuser and some of the methods of emotional abuse. Some key steps in moving towards a healthier dynamic in […]

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Abusive Relationships Part I

  Rick Lecuyer joins Michael Hart (MA, CCC) in studio again for an in-depth look at emotionally abusive relationships. The biblical example of Nabal and Abigail (in 1 Samuel 25) is examined and characteristics of abusive relationships are explored. The discussion also looks at the question of what leads people to get into these relationships. […]

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The Fine Line Between Beneficial and Detrimental

An article published in Psychology Today (When Virtue Becomes Vice, October 2013) took an interesting look at some of the traits that are often revered – virtues, if you will – and made a claim that any virtue, when taken too far, can be very unhealthy. It states that “some virtues are just a few degrees away […]

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Counselling and Finances

Life Transformations airs at 9:30 AM every Monday on CHRI family radio (99.1 fm in Ottawa, 88.1 in Cornwall and 100.7 in Pembroke). Featuring Michael Hart as host, this show highlights stories of life transformation, with testimonies of past clients and various guest speakers who work in the field of mental health.

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Loving an abuser – friends and family of the victim

Many of us may have heard a story about or know someone who has been in an abusive relationship. Some of the people reading this might even be able to identify as someone who has been in an abusive relationship themselves. For many people who find themselves in this situation, just leaving the relationship isn’t […]

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What is Counselling Like?

This week’s radio show features part of the testimony of Nadrina Whatley, a volunteer with Elim Counselling Services. In studio with Michael Hart, she discusses some of the challenges she has faced in her life and her own personal journey with counselling. As a young girl, Nadrina was diagnosed with depression and forced to attend […]

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Low Self-Esteem

Life Transformations airs at 9:30 AM every Monday on CHRI family radio (99.1 fm in Ottawa, 88.1 in Cornwall and 100.7 in Pembroke). Featuring Michael Hart as host, this show highlights stories of life transformation, with testimonies of past clients and various guest speakers who work in the field of mental health.

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