Use summer as an excuse to connect with yourself

Summer has arrived, and with warmer temperatures comes more excuses to spend time outside. You may have heard the notion that sunshine and fresh air are great for our overall health and wellbeing, but there is actually some science to … Read the rest

Kim and Theo: Now What? Let’s Connect!

After co-authoring the best-selling book, ‘Conversations with a Rattlesnake’, Kim and Theo have been busy visiting schools, prisons, companies and non-profit groups around the globe, bringing their unique approach to trauma-informed education and learning.

So, now what?! Kim and … Read the rest

Why you need to hear Kim and Theo speak

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Co-authoring the best-selling book, ‘Conversations with a Rattlesnake’ was just the first step for Kim Barthel and Theo Fleury. Since the release of their book, they have co-facilitated hundreds of talks and workshops on trauma, healing and many different topics … Read the rest

When it comes to addiction, do you ever ask “why”?

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Questions surrounding addiction continue to be at the centre of the media and headlines lately, asking things like: should we change policy to prevent addiction? Should gaming be a mental health disorder? How does the opioid epidemic Read the rest

In lieu of New Year’s resolutions…

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As we bid farewell to 2017, many of us will start to craft our New Year’s resolutions; but have you ever noticed that resolutions seem to point out all the things that are wrong about ourselves? Resolutions often take shape … Read the rest

How to quiet trauma triggers and stressors during the holidays

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Post-trauma, other people (and even 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

How to set boundaries during the holidays

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The holidays are a time for gratitude, traditions and togetherness, but without boundaries, this time of year can be emotionally draining and stressful for some.

A boundary refers to a limit, but when we speak about boundaries in psychological terms, we … Read the rest