Theo and Kim Speak to Youth Officers in Ontario

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Last week, Kim Barthel and Theo Fleury were in Niagara Falls, speaking to youth officers, police, parole/probation officers and teachers at the COYO Conference (Committee of Youth Officers Ontario).

The day was full of inspiring conversations and connections, and instead of … Read the rest

Your Brain on Kindness

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Today is ‘Random Acts of Kindness Day’, and showing kindness makes the recipients of those gestures feel good, but have you ever wondered why kindness makes you feel good too? It doesn’t make you selfish if showing kindness makes … Read the rest

Therapists and Compassion Fatigue

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February is Psychology Month, a celebration of the profession and the opportunity to highlight how these professionals work to help people live healthy, happy lives. But what is psychology? It’s a broad field, rooted in science that seeks to help … Read the rest

Upcoming Events: Where to Catch Kim and Theo Next

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If you are eagerly awaiting your next opportunity to hear Kim Barthel and Theo Fleury speak, here’s a list of upcoming events where you can catch them solo or together:

Kim Barthel:

  • Sidney, BC: Trauma-Informed Practice, South Island Education
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How to use ‘Conversations with a Rattlesnake’ as a professional tool

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Since the release of ‘Conversations with a Rattlesnake’, we’ve been blessed to receive many testimonials from mental health professionals, social workers, teachers and many others, who have found a way to incorporate the book into their work. In addition to … Read the rest

The Crisis of Soldier Suicide Needs Conversation

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A tragedy unfolded in Canada last week with a veteran, and now figures are coming out regarding the crisis of suicide among Canadian military members (but the issue is common around the world). At least 54 Canadian military members have committed suicide … Read the rest

The Importance of Recognizing How Far We’ve Come

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It’s a new year, and many of us are filled with that motivational pull to make big changes. But change can be a scary thing. Even if we are unhappy or unsure of something in our lives, we may still feel … Read the rest

How to be Mindful this Christmas Weekend

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Anyone who has suffered a trauma in their life, has more than likely experienced a flashback or moments of re-traumatization. The feeling of re-traumatization is essentially a relapse that jolts your body back into a state of trauma, triggered by … Read the rest

How to Reduce PTSD and Trauma Stress at the Holidays

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After trauma, other people (and ourselves) may sometimes have unrealistic expectations of how long that trauma will continue to resurface. With additional social invitations and an influx of people around, the holidays can be particularly difficult for those of us … Read the rest