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Psychiatrist Behind Bars After Bail Security Withdrawn For Assault And Uttering Threats

Psychiatrist Behind Bars After Bail Security Withdrawn For Assault And Uttering Threats

(PRWEB) October 14, 2005

Dr. Larry Anderson, a psychiatrist who was found guilty of three counts of indecent or sexual assault involving three female patients over several years by a jury trial in July, 2005 has been behind bars since September 27 because his bail security was withdrawn when he was charged with two counts of assault and two counts of uttering threats on Sept 7 and Sept 14 in the Princeton, British Columbia area (Court case # 31377).

Since his conviction in July, Dr. Anderson has been free to walk the streets, but now has to await his sentencing hearing for his July 2005 conviction and a bail hearing for his more recent charges in a Penticton, British Columbia, jail cell. The sentencing hearing for his July conviction is tentatively fixed for November 18, 2005.

Anderson is not the only psychiatrist in the world who has been found to sexually assault woman patients. 16 other psychiatrists have lost their license to practice worldwide in just the past 3 months making it a possible case of one psychiatrist losing their license every week for sexual related incidents with woman patients or in one case a child female patient.

According to evidence given during the Anderson trial, The Doctor once put sexual instructions on what a female patient thought was a prescription for anti-depressant drugs. The prescription read: “Take one erection and put it in an appropriate space. Do what is needed to obtain satisfaction”.

Brian Beaumont, spokesperson for the British Columbia chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights said, “Psychiatric sexual assault is a very common occurrence over the world, but all too often the perpetrator is only slapped on the wrist by being given a fine or suspension from practice. Over 300 psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health professionals worldwide have been criminally convicted of sex crimes in the last 27 years according to various court documents and media reports gathered by chapters of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights over the world. Hundreds of others have lost their licenses in that same time period. These figures do not take into account women who have been reluctant to file charges or who were unwilling or unable to come forward”.

A 1997 Canadian study of psychiatrists revealed that of the 10% that admitted to sexually abusing their patients, 80% were repeat offenders. Many had undergone personal analysis or psychotherapy in an unsuccessful effort to rehabilitate themselves.

The complaint processes carried out by various medial boards and colleges are thwarted, in part, by the belief that psychiatrists are somehow above the law and above reproach. However, evidence shows, a woman is at a very great risk of being sexually assaulted while in a psychiatrist’s office. Studies show that between 6% and 13% of psychiatrists and psychologists sexually abuse their patients and, according to one American Journal of Psychiatry study, 80% of psychiatrists reporting sexual contact did so with an average of six patients.

According to a 2001 study, “Sex Between Therapists and Clients,” by Kenneth Pope, a former head of the ethics committee for the American Psychological Association, 1 out of 20 clients who had been sexually abused by their therapist was a minor, the average age being 7 for girls and 12 for boys. The youngest child was 3.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights was established by the Church of Scientology to investigate and expose psychiatric violations of human rights.

If you know anyone, including a child, who has been abused or harmed by a psychiatrist call The Citizens Commission on Human Rights at 1 800 670 2247. Complete confidentiality assured.


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Author Lynn Moore Reveals Why Baby Boomer Women Are The Largest Influence Behind the Historical Change in the Dynamics of Retirement

Author Lynn Moore Reveals Why Baby Boomer Women Are The Largest Influence Behind the Historical Change in the Dynamics of Retirement

Lynn Moore

Vernon, BC Canada (PRWEB) August 11, 2011

Lynn Moore, author of “How To Get What You Want Every Time” and “Inspirational Goaling” reveals why baby boomer women are becoming a powerfully influential group and changing the dynamics of retirement as we’ve known it.

Just as the Baby Boomer generation has created massive changes in society’s norms as it reached various milestones in life’s progression, it continues to do so as the woman of this generation does not see ‘retirement’ as have her ancestors. According to Lynn Moore, creator of Clear Goals Coaching, these women, who are the segment of our society most responsive to the powerfully positive shift in our planetary consciousness surrounding the year 2012, are the front wave of the ‘new retirement’.

         This age group and gender whose numbers are greater than at any other time in history will be the most long-lived and in better health than any previous generation and they want to be productive. These women have experienced more rapid change, more accumulation of knowledge and more life adjustments than any past generation. Their accumulated wisdom is apparent and they want to use it creatively. They see themselves as free and purposeful for several more decades and are looking for a fulfillment they have not yet experienced. The National Association of Baby Boomer Women (http://nabbw.com) states, “Women have the opportunity to take previously untapped power into their hands to influence the direction of the marketplace, the workplace, the family and worldwide leadership. ‘We’re a powerhouse of femininity and our world needs us healthy, wealthy and wise’ ”

         Even more than these circumstances, they are unwilling to look at their future as one of traditional ‘retirement’, because they are motivated by a more ‘spiritual need’ to bring additional feminine energy contributions to society. They want to leave a legacy of new values through living their life purpose as they assist others to do the same. The “New Retirement Survey” by Merrill Lynch finds that “67% (of Boomers) assert that continued mental stimulation and challenge is what will motivate them to stay in the game.”

Tony Robbins, in his teachings of the Six Basic Human Needs, points out that Growth and Contribution are the two primary needs in life and “unless you feel like you’re growing, you will be unhappy and unfulfilled” and “A balance of contribution to oneself and others, especially unselfish contribution, is the ultimate secret to the joy that so many people wish to have in their lives”.

         Moore feels that clearly, this group of women is motivated by these two primary needs. Moore’s career as a Life Coach/Mentor teaching her proprietary system of choosing and attaining goals in a new way for a new age, has discovered this desire within most of her mature, female clients and experiences them seeking clarity and direction as they search for their ideal vehicle through which to accomplish their desires ie: entrepreneurialism, volunteerism, consulting, etc. To a person, she hears them saying “I know there is something out there that I am supposed to do; there is something more for me.” The same Merrill Lynch survey shows, “Baby boomer women view the dual liberations of empty nesting and retirement as providing new opportunities for career development, community involvement and continued personal growth.”

It is to this end that Moore was inspired to record a 50-minute mp3 titled “Revealed! Six Reasons Why Baby Boomer Women Are the Most Influential Group On The Planet And How To Get Extreme Clarity About Your Most Meaningful And Exciting Years Yet!” This recording is a free download on Moore’s website http://www.ClearGoalsCoaching.com and is intended to give Baby Boomer Women insight into what they are sensing and why, that they are not alone and that they do indeed have a new role in society that is much needed, aligned with the shift in consciousness and tells how they can develop great clarity in going forward.

Lynn Moore created Clear Goals Coaching http://www.cleargoalscoaching.com, an Internet business designed to serve clients across the globe and support her lifestyle as summertime Canadian resident and a Snowbird in the USA during winter. She is the author of “Inspirational Goaling”, creator of “How To Get What You Want Every Time” a 5 CD and Action Book coaching program, a speaker and certified life coach. She is available for speaking engagements, book signings and delivers coaching services to private clients and groups worldwide. She publishes a bimonthly electronic newsletter “Goal Postings” and is an avid blogger offering free tips and tools. For more information visit http://www.ClearGoalsCoaching.com

Contact: Lynn Moore Life Coach/Mentor Clear Goals Coaching Telephone: 250 542 8804 Cell: 250 540 0419    lynn(at)cleargoalscoaching(dot)com http://www.ClearGoalsCoaching.com

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Top Business Coaches Share Secret Behind Long Term High Performance

Top Business Coaches Share Secret Behind Long Term High Performance

Vancouver (PRWEB) May 24, 2006 –-

In today’s fast paced environment, business professionals must efficiently manage their energy when increasing demands are being placed on their tight time budget. A June 2005 poll by Ipsos-Reid found that 66 percent of 114 Canadian CEOs who participated in the survey reported that “stress, burnout or other physical and mental health issues” are having a negative impact on work force productivity. In 2000, the most recent year for which estimates were done, Statistics Canada calculated the annual cost of work time lost to stress as $ 12-billion.

While Canadian employees constantly have to deal with stressful workplace situations, the 1999 Workplace and Employee Survey found that only 26% of employees had access to employer implemented employee assistance programs aimed at addressing human and financial costs associated with stress.

According to Russell Hunter, National Director of Energy for Performance programs in Canada, “Stress, in and of itself, is not the real enemy for most leaders. Stress can be a great ally and stimulus for growth. The real problem is insufficient renewal and recovery. This requires more than just taking a vacation once in awhile and cutting down on work hours. It requires energy management skills to recover quickly physically, mentally, and emotionally in a moment of stress, as well specific practices to create daily, weekly, and annual renewal. Few leaders have learned how to master these skills the way high performance athletes have, yet the demands placed upon them are even greater at times.”

To help address this growing need, Tekara Organizational Effectiveness is conducting a 2-day workshop on May 24 – 25 in Vancouver as part of a 90-day personal leadership development program called The Energy for Performance Core Program. The program aims to help high performers identify performance barriers and develop specific performance rituals that support key goals. Expert coaches from Tekara will introduce new techniques based on Dr. Jim Loehr’s energy management principles to leaders from all over BC.

Dr. Jim Loehr emphasizes how managing energy, not time, is the key to high performance in today’s 24/7 working environment. “Great leaders begin by effectively managing their own energy. As leaders, they must then mobilize, focus, invest, channel, renew and expand the energy of others” explains Dr. Jim Loehr. The Energy for Performance Core Program, based on Dr. Jim Loehr’s best selling book “The Power of Full Engagement” and over thirty years of work by the Human Performance Institute, will deliver powerful techniques for leaders to increase and skillfully manage their energy capacity.

The barrier to success for most individuals is that conscious effort cannot be sustained over the long run. “One of the most common and costly problems in our industry is burn-out” said Arich Berghammer, the National Senior Director of Operations. To eliminate this problem, the Energy for Performance Core Program trains the corporate athlete to effectively create energy drives for high performance at clearly defined periods of time and then strategically recovering.

Randall Larrimore, the President and CEO of United Stationers Inc. notes, “none of us can operate flat out of 24/7 for 30 to 40 years at peak performance. To spend more time in the ‘value-creating zone,’ executives need to condition themselves through physical, emotional, mental and spiritual training. This program helped me to understand that training would not only benefit me, but also my company. It is the only program I’ve ever done that caused me to truly change my life.” The principle of the program is to create powerful pulses that drive greater efficiency, improved health and happiness, and sustained high performance.

The Energy for Performance model, described as “a very compelling, pragmatic and universal model” by Steve Reineund, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo not only provides resources for individuals to perform more effectively under increasing expectations but has also “transformed the way [Reineund] and [his] executives look at [their] lives”. More information about the course can be found at http://www.energyforperformance.ca/ or by contacting Vivian Tang at 604-638-1000.

About Tekara Organizational Effectiveness Inc.

Tekara Organizational Effectiveness is the exclusive provider of Energy for Performance programs in Canada. They are a leading organizational development firm dedicated to changing the energy and impact of business in Canada. Tekara provides consulting, learning and coaching services to facilitate businesses in change and development. For over 10 years, Tekara has assisted organizations in a wide spectrum of industries to achieve extraordinary performance and business results at the individual, team and organizational level.


Vivian Tang

Tekara Organizational Effectiveness Inc.

#405 – 808 Nelson Street

Vancouver BC, V6Z 2H2

Phone: 604-638-1000


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New Research Shows Americans Falling Behind on Proper Food Safety Practices

New Research Shows Americans Falling Behind on Proper Food Safety Practices

Washington, DC (Vocus) May 20, 2009

Foodborne illness outbreaks have been a regular feature in the news lately and are top of mind when consumers think of food and health issues, but new International Food Information Council Foundation research shows that fewer people are taking basic precautions that could significantly reduce their risk of becoming sick.

According to the Foundation’s fourth annual Food & Health Survey, more than half of Americans think foodborne illness from bacteria, such as E. coli and Salmonella, is the most important food safety issue today (52 percent). While 95 percent say they take at least one food safety precaution when cooking, preparing and consuming food, the number of people taking various precautions is down for nearly every action from 2008:

    Wash hands with soap and water (87 percent in 2009 vs. 92 percent in 2008)
    Wash cutting boards with soap and water or bleach (77 percent in 2009 vs. 84 percent in 2008)
    Cook food to required temperature (71 percent in 2009 vs. 76 percent in 2008)
    Properly store leftovers within two hours of serving (69 percent in 2009 vs. 79 percent in 2008)
    Separate raw meat, poultry and seafood from ready-to-eat food products (63 percent in 2009 vs. 70 percent in 2008)
In addition, only 50 percent of Americans report using different or freshly cleaned cutting boards for each product (such as raw meat or poultry or produce) and only one in four use a food thermometer to check the doneness of meat and poultry items (25 percent).

Americans are also faring worse when it comes to following microwave cooking instructions in 2009 :

    Follow all the cooking instructions (68 percent in 2009 vs. 79 percent in 2008)
    Flip, rotate or stir during the microwave cooking process (62 percent in 2009 vs. 72 percent in 2008)
    Let food stand for appropriate time after microwaving (48 percent in 2009 vs. 58 percent in 2008)
    Increase or decrease cooking times based on the wattage of my microwave (48 percent in 2009 vs. 58 percent in 2008)    

“It is impossible to overstate the importance of following proper food safety practices,” says David Schmidt, International Food Information Council Foundation CEO. “Clearly Americans understand the need for these practices, but they still can do a better job of handling food properly at home, which potentially decreases the risk of foodborne illness.”

Confidence in and Perceived Responsibility for Ensuring a Safe Food Supply

Americans’ confidence in the safety of the U.S. food supply remained stable in 2009, but still only 49 percent of consumers say they are confident in the safety of our food. (See video) When asked who is responsible for food safety in the U.S. Americans look to food manufacturers (72 percent) and the government (72 percent) first, followed by farmers/producers (57 percent), retailers (49 percent)and consumers/individuals (41 percent).

These findings are part of an extensive look at what Americans are doing regarding their eating and health habits in the fourth annual Food & Health Survey conducted by the International Food Information Council Foundation. The survey of 1,064 American adults was conducted over a two and a half-week period in February and March of 2009.

Other key findings from the 2009 Survey include:

The Impact of the Economy on Food and Beverage Purchases (See Video)

    Price is having a bigger impact on consumers’ food and beverage purchasing decisions (74 percent in 2009 vs. 64 percent in 2006).
    Consumers between the ages of 25 and 34 are most likely to say price is a major influencing factor.
    Taste remains the biggest influence on purchasing decisions (87 percent) followed by healthfulness (61 percent) and convenience (52 percent).

Top Impacts on Americans’ Health (See Video)

    Consumers believe exercising has the biggest impact on their health (80 percent) ranking ahead of making healthful food choices (66 percent) and managing weight (53 percent).
    Americans rate their health status very high (81 percent as “excellent,” “very good” or “good,”), but far less (58 percent) are “somewhat” or “extremely satisfied” with their health status indicating that they think they could do better.
    Nearly two in three (64 percent) are trying to improve the healthfulness of what they eat with the top reasons being to improve overall well-being (64 percent), improve physical health and lose weight (both 61 percent).

Dieting and Weight Management (See Video)

    Consumers are confused by calories:

o    Less than one third of Americans (30 percent) correctly say that “calories in general are most likely to cause weight gain.”

o    Just 15 percent of Americans are able to provide an accurate estimate of the number of calories they should be consuming.

o    Still, calories remain number one on the list of things people look at on the Nutrition Facts panel of food and beverage packages (75 percent).

    Seventy-eight percent of Americans say they’re trying to lose or maintain their weight.
    Those trying to lose weight say they’re most encouraged by “improvement in physical appearance” (69 percent); “improvement in health/overall well-being” (67 percent); “increased self-esteem” (49 percent); and “increased energy” (49 percent) among others.

The 2009 Food & Health Survey also covers consumer attitudes toward meal occasions, dietary fats, carbohydrates and sugars, foods and beverages with added health and wellness benefits, low-calorie sweeteners, caffeine, food additives and colors, awareness and use of government-sponsored programs such as MyPyramid, and use of the Nutrition Facts panel and other forms of food and beverage labeling.

For a copy of the entire survey and other resources for journalists and bloggers please visit ific.org or contact the Foundation media team at 202-296-6540 or media(at)ific.org.

The International Food Information Council Foundation effectively communicates science-based information on health, nutrition and food safety for the public good. The Foundation is supported primarily by the broad-based food, beverage and agricultural industries. Foundation materials are available at http://ific.org/newsroom. For interviews with experts or for more information, call (202) 296-6540.


Eric Mittenthal/Jania Matthews

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