Making a Fresh Start for Spring if You’re Feeling Stuck

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The coming of Spring symbolizes a fresh start, a chance to reflect upon what areas of your life need a refresh or a change. And for those of us who find ourselves feeling a bit ‘stuck’, this time of … 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 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

The Impact of Abuse on a Child’s Brain

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This coming Saturday, is World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse, a global awareness initiative to bring attention to child abuse and how to prevent it.

Child abuse is sadly still a very prevalent problem, and the effects … 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: 

  • Rankin Inlet, Nunavut: Pivaalliqtitsiniq Program. November 1
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Upcoming events: Where to catch Kim and Theo over the next while

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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: 

  • Nelson, BC: Supporting parents, supporting kids.
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CWAR Chat Highlights: Learning to Cope with PTSD

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In case you missed it, yesterday we hosted an amazing discussion and Twitter chat, where Kim Barthel and Theo Fleury joined people across the globe in a conversation about learning to cope with PTSD.

If you happened to miss out this time, … Read the rest

Why you should write about your trauma

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When someone experiences something traumatic, whether first-hand or by witnessing, they can develop stress reactions or develop PTSD. Symptoms of trauma can range from flashbacks, difficulty sleeping, detachment to disorders like depression, addiction or other mental health issues.

There is … Read the rest

The Trauma of Mass Shootings and Terrorism

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The world has watched in shock and sadness as the trauma of the Orlando shooting at an LGBT nightclub over the weekend unfolded. This horrific event was the largest mass shooting in US history, with 50 people losing their lives, and … Read the rest