Kim and Theo release exclusive CWAR video series

It has been nearly five years since Kim Barthel and Theo Fleury released their best-selling book, ‘Conversations with a Rattlesnake’ (CWAR). As was commonly described by Theo, the writing of the book was truly a “lived experience” for both … Read the rest

Using TV to further trauma discussions

Over the past couple of years, trauma has been a common theme in characters and storylines in television shows or movies. The prevalence of these topics can help to further the conversation surrounding trauma and healing, when done well. We … Read the rest

The importance of baby-father relationships

As we celebrate Father’s Day this weekend, many of us reflect on our relationships with our fathers and father figures. For many years, it was long assumed that the mother-child relationship was the most important one in a child’s development, but … Read the rest

Thoughts on apologies and amending relationships

Trauma affects everyone, whether you’ve been through it, or know someone who has, relationships are just one of the casualties of trauma and abuse. Recognizing where these faults in your relationships lie, is the first step along the road to … Read the rest

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