Conversations with a Rattlesnake: Raw And Honest Reflections On Healing & Trauma by Theo FleuryConversations with a Rattlesnake: Raw And Honest Reflections On Healing & Trauma by Theo Fleury

Conversations with a Rattlesnake: Raw And Honest Reflections On Healing & Trauma

byTheo Fleury, Kim Barthel

Hardcover | November 8, 2014

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Following the release of his mind-blowing first book, Playing with Fire, Theo Fleury joins forces with world-renowned therapist Kim Barthel in a new book, Conversations with a Rattlesnake, coming out November 2014. The book is a raw and honest conversation, loaded with personal insights and cutting-edge information about healing from trauma and abuse.

Fleury calls Barthel the "Wayne Gretzky of therapy" and within their emotionally safe relationship he bares his soul so that others can learn from his mistakes, triumphs and new learnings. Fleury's story will inspire not only those overcoming their own trauma but friends, parents, teachers, coaches, therapists and health practitioners-anyone who is in the critical position of supporting someone who needs to share their own story.

Co-author Kim Barthel provides an in-depth explanation of early childhood attachment and addiction that ties into the reasoning behind our behaviours and the science of how our brains work. Barthel explains how understanding groundbreaking scientific and psychological research can eliminate the unnecessary and damaging shame that so often accompanies abuse and trauma. Her dialogue with Fleury illuminates self-awareness, mindfulness and the power of relationships. Fleury's life experiences and Barthel's informed interpretation combine to provide a unique look at the healing process that is easy to read, entertaining and transformational.

Theo Fleury is as passionate about understanding trauma and healing as he was about being a professional hockey player in the NHL, Olympics and World Juniors. His best-selling book Playing with Fire woke up the world to the shock of his childhood trauma and the emotional pain that surrounded his every move. Now Theo’s mission has evolv...
Title:Conversations with a Rattlesnake: Raw And Honest Reflections On Healing & TraumaFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:480 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:November 8, 2014Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:177141071X

ISBN - 13:9781771410717


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational A great perspective on how our brains develop and how we deal with trauma. This book touches on addiction, trauma and mental health. Kim and Theo are a brilliant team; Kim bringing the professional psychology approach and Theo putting things into layman’s terms. Refreshing outlook!
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Honest Healing and Powerful Positive Thinking Conversations with a Rattlesnake has truly made a difference in my life. I truly thank both Kim and Theo for the raw truth, the open vulnerability, and what I see as a saving grace.
Date published: 2015-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Real Life Read This book is an absolute must for any survivors of abuse or any professional who works with survivors of abuse! The safe relationship between Theo and Kim provides a great building block.
Date published: 2014-12-09

Editorial Reviews

"Theoren Fleury was a magnificent and world-class hockey player, but in witnessing his personal growth, it is an understatement to suggest that he is an even more impressive man than he ever was a hockey player. Theoren's spiritual growth is a map and model for those who want to discover who they truly are . as people, not what the world expects them to be. The transformation is nearly complete and I couldn't be more proud of him."