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Conversations with a Rattlesnake

Event Short Description

On the ice, Theo Fleury is known as Number 14, the battle-hardened Calgary Flames Stanley Cup champion who won gold for Canada at the Olympics in 2002. Off the ice, Fleury is an equally inspirational figure, openly sharing his experiences of abuse and addiction, and his rocky path towards personal transformation.

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5/1/2014 8:30 AM

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5/1/2014 4:30 PM

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Georgian Theatre at Georgian College


1 Georgian Drive







Full Event Description

​In reclaiming his life, Theo Fleury enlisted the help of world-renowned teacher and therapist, Kim Barthel. Barthel has worked closely with Fleury following the release of his first book “Playing with Fire”, and together Fleury and Barthel are currently co-authoring a second book, “As the story goes – Conversations with a Rattlesnake”.

Fleury and Barthel bring their personal conversations, usually shared behind closed doors, to this forum, at a one-day event called Conversations with a Rattlesnake.

When? Thursday, May 1, 2014 (8:30 am–4:00 pm)

Where? The Georgian Theatre, located on the campus of Georgian College in Barrie’s north end

Fleury and Barthel join forces to engage the audience in a unique, powerful, and eye-opening experience. This is a unique opportunity to hear Fleury’s fearlessly honest account of his tumultuous life story, along with Barthel’s expert insight into how he is shedding the pain of his past and breaking free from trauma. Attendees will witness Fleury and Barthel engage in a direct dialogue that delves into the nature of addictions, relationships, and healing, while also having the opportunity to participate in the conversation themselves through an interactive question-and-answer session.

“Kim and Theo put words to the unspeakable and provide insight to the incomprehensible, all while inspiring the human spirit to heal. I have never witnessed an audience of professionals and non-professionals so moved and captivated.” Dr. Don Castaldi, Psy.D.

"Extremely powerful... I wish every social worker in my field could have attended...” Pat McCue, Ministry of Children and Family Development

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