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Pitfalls of Christian Counselling

Pitfalls  of Christian Counselling by Michael Hart, MA,CCC Christian Counselling has been validated by scientific studies as being beneficial in dealing with a wide range of mental health and relationship issues. However, as with other types of counselling, it is not without its  dangers. This article will examine three pitfalls of Christian Counselling that should […]

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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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Christian Counselling vs Secular Psychology: Is Prayer Good for Mental Health?

by Michael Hart, MA CCC In the early years of psychology, particularly during the era of Freud, prayer and other spiritual disciplines were viewed negatively and were largely scoffed at by those in the field of mental health. Christian Counselling therapists that advocated prayer as a coping mechanism for their clients were often scoffed at […]

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Christmas May be a Time of Depression

Reasons Why Christmas May be a Time of Depression, and How to Cope Dec. 12th, 2011 For most of us, Christmas is the most joyous time of the year. It is a time of meeting with family and friends, a time of receiving gifts, and a time of getting a well deserved break from the […]

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Seven Tips on How to Get The Most Out of Counselling

Many of us, before experiencing counselling with a professional, base our expectations on what we have seen on television. In these depictions, the therapist usually does or says something profound and clients are miraculously delivered from their problems after one session. Many people are disappointed when they discover that it is not like this in real life. The […]

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