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
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
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
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:
- Sidney, BC: Trauma-Informed Practice, South Island Education
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Today is ‘Family Literacy Day’, and a study by The American Academy of Pediatrics proves that reading to your children will help nurture more than literacy skills.
Research has shown that parents who spend time reading to their children … Read the rest
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
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
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
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
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