Helping doctors deal with trauma

Today is ‘National Doctors’ Day’, a day for celebrating all the amazing and hard-working doctors out there. Doctors belong to a powerful demographic of people who dedicate their work to helping others: medical professionals, therapists, first-responders, etc. As a result … Read the rest

What to do if a loved one is self-harming

Today is ‘Self-Injury Awareness Day’, a day to start a conversation about a side of trauma that deserves some awareness.

If you’re not familiar with self-injury, it means someone hurts themselves on purpose, such as cutting skin, burning skin, hitting … Read the rest

The part of cancer we forget to talk about: mental health

Today is World Cancer Day, a day to raise awareness about one of the leading causes of death in the world. Did you know 9.6 million people die from cancer each year? And that cancer is the second leading … Read the rest

Why you need more hugs in your life

Today is ‘National Hugging Day’, and while hugs can be comforting, did you know they can actually calm us down and boost our happiness? It’s true!

When we are feeling anxious or triggered, there are many ways in which we can … Read the rest

“Helping is Healing”: words to reflect on for International Volunteer Day

Helping is healing. It’s such a profound and true statement that Kim Barthel and Theo Fleury wrote an entire chapter about it in ‘Conversations with a Rattlesnake’. These are perfect words to reflect on today, for International Volunteer Read the rest

Upcoming events: where to catch Kim and Theo next

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

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Occupational therapy and trauma: what is it and how does it help?

 

October is Occupational Therapy Month in Canada, and it’s a time to recognize and celebrate the amazing work Occupational Therapists (OTs) do for so many people, including those who have suffered some form of trauma.

Kim Barthel is one such … Read the rest