How to be mindful when suicide is in the news

Last weekend was a hard one for many, as two bright lights in the world went out with the passing of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade. Suicide is not something we are generally unexposed to as a society, but … Read the rest

How police can cope with PTSD

It’s National Police Week in Canada, an awareness initiative created to help police connect with their communities and increase awareness about what they do.

Police officers hold one of the most courageous jobs out there, but what’s not talked about as much, is … Read the rest

Fighting PTSD among firefighters

Today is International Firefighters’ Daya day to recognize and honour the sacrifices firefighters make to ensure communities are as safe as possible.

Firefighters hold one of the most courageous jobs out there, but what’s not talked about as … Read the rest

How to cope with the trauma of Humboldt

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Throughout Canada and around the world this week, we have felt deep sadness and loss following the tragic accident in Saskatchewan that saw 15 members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team lose their lives.

While 15 people … 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

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

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

What it means to hold space for someone

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Sharing your story is an important part of the healing process, and we feel comfortable sharing when we feel safety that the person listening is present and receiving the information well. When we feel vulnerable enough to share, we are looking … Read the rest