A Progressive facility Dedicated to Guiding Youth

to Build Mental Fortitude, Contentment, and Determination.

Prometheum Institute is an educational facility that was registered with the department of Colleges and Universities in 2004 as a teaching facility to provide guidance in life management techniques including rehabilitation from drug or alcohol abuse or dependency, anger and other intrusive behaviours, and anxiety and self-doubt.

Following the example of Prometheus the god of wisdom, we aim to inspire the fire of passion in people by showing how to live with purpose and poise in a reality of progressive and compelling change.  We use a unique program that counsels the user toward self-determination, not attachment or bonding with another person for support or direction.  Another person may be more poised only because he/she has learned to rise above the challenges, not because he/she is better equipped with natural talents.  This is an objective to which anyone can aspire.  And that is the vision and mission of Prometheum Institute.

This technique is based on the simple assertion that the mind does not mature naturally as a product of biological growth and aging.  A person cannot “know” simply because the body has reached a certain age or that he/she has inherited the genes of a successful forebear.  He/she must be stimulated with ingredients of information, discipline and encouragement, ingredients that must be considered in three distinct areas of life – the physical world, its impositions and mercurial challenges, the social world and its demands, manipulations, and unpredictable interactions, and the existential world or who we are and why we seem distinct from the other elements.  The stimulation for this understanding is neither organically derived nor financially acquired; it must be imparted through guided exploration from those ahead to those behind who then become those ahead.

We see that, when the strengths these convey are lacking, defensive or instinctual behaviors come into play and reveal an erratic or inappropriate response that seems to define impropriety in the person.  But they are only stand-ins, substitutes that back up the flailing or insufficiently energized psycho/social/spiritual values and understanding.

It is the mandate of the human being to stimulate and develop this deeper asset of mental power and acuity.  Thus, when it is not the primary attribute driving success but is replaced by other assets out of choice or necessity, instinctual responses can become the most reliable or perhaps only strength.  It is the reliance on these natural, instinctual responses as the mainstay of behavior that is revealed as improper or unhealthy behavior.  Because this is a lack rather than a damage, it is more expedient to build what is not there rather than fix what is only functioning within its design limitations.  Filling the deficit can then give a person the strength to go forward with self-determination and self-actualization, not a chronically fragile existent needing to be sheltered from the ravages of life just to survive.

The Founders

    ALBERT DE GOIAS Program Developer

    Albert de Goias is trained as a physician and practiced in Ontario from 1975 to 2015. In 2015, Albert retired as a physician and has emeritus status with the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Currently, Albert is focused on guiding users of the Understanding Change management model and on exploring more deeply into the response of the human intellect to the challenges introduced by change. He relies on his experience working as a physician as well as his extensive knowledge of physics, ontology, psychology and philosophy to analyze the needs of those who are stuck in an old behavior or unable to function competently in a new set of life conditions. He participates in the analysis of new clients both in the web-based program and private consultations, and supervises the delivery of the personal management system that he designed and has used for the past thirty plus years.

    ANDREA DE GOIAS Program Coordinator

    Andrea de Goias is a qualified addictions counselor.  She did her training at George Brown College in Toronto and her initial practical experience at CAMH.  She has worked in the rehabilitation and recovery field since 1992.  Her initial training in Hungary was in Philosophy and Liberal Arts.  Her training in Toronto allowed her the international addictions certificate, ICADC.  Andrea brings a deep understanding of philosophy and a highly spiritual impact to her work.  Andrea uses her knowledge of The Arts extensively, being able to lead clients to look at themselves objectively using cinematographic art as her canvas.  She can place anyone within a movie and get them to feel the emotions while also interpreting it within their own lifestyle.  This has brought a significant contribution to the personal management system that Prometheum uses.

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