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Are First Impressions Reliable?

We just can’t avoid first impressions – we do it automatically when we meet someone new, and they do it to us. In fact, within the first minute of meeting someone, we have already drawn several conclusions about them and whether we like them. Are first impressions reliable? Where do they come from? What factors […]

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Freedom From Negative Generational Influence

Freedom from Negative Generational Influence To Register Click Here Our Freedom From Negative Generational Influence  seminar will be held on Thursday November 26th, 2015 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 838 York Street in Cornwall. Are you repeating patterns of addiction, abuse or promiscuity displayed by your parents? Do you find yourself repeating behaviors you […]

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Michael Hart of Elim Receives Private Practitioner of the Year Award for 2015

Michael Hart, of Elim Counselling Services, was selected from psychotherapists across Canada to receive the prestigious Private Practitioner of The Year award Issued by the  Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, Private Practitioner Chapter . OTTAWA (May 21, 2015) – Elim Counseling Services, an Ottawa-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting mental heath awareness and making counseling […]

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Four Reasons Sexual Abuse of Children Is Not Stopped

Four Reasons Sexual Abuse of Children Is Not Stopped – By Michael Hart, MA,CCC A very common reason why abuse is allowed to continue in families is the psychological defense mechanism called denial. The brain has a way of shutting out harsh realities that are too overwhelming to face. In many cases, the innocent parent, […]

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Horror Movies and Their Impact on Children—by M.Hart, MA,CCC

The fact that scary movies such as, “The Exorcist,” “What Lies Beneath, “ and “The Sixth Sense” have done so well at the box office, shows there is a big demand for scary movies and that many people see these films as just another form of entertainment. However, a study conducted by researcher Kristen Harrison […]

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Some Kinds of Praise May be Bad for Your Children – By Michael Hart, MA, CCC

Some Kinds of Praise May be Bad for Your Children – By Michael Hart, MA, CCC

It is considered common wisdom that praising children is good for their self-esteem and their development into successful adults. However, new research from the university of Columbia is shifting this paradigm on its head. The findings from this research are very important for parents, teachers, coaches, youth leaders, or anyone who is involved with children In her […]

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Jamaica Bobsleigh Team Member Milton Hart

Many of us have seen the movie “Cool Runnings.”Listen to today’s broadcast of the Life Transformation Radio Show as Milton Hart shares his remarkable story of overcoming adversity and making it all the way to represent his country, Jamaica, in the Winter Olympics of 1992.Discover important principles that you too can apply to your life […]

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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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