Year: 2014 Source: Influence Publishing.(2014).453 p. SIEC No: 20140609

Fleury calls Barthel the ÒWayne Gretzky of therapyÓ and within their emotionally safe relationship he bares his soul so that others can learn from his mistakes, triumphs and new learnings. FleuryÕs 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. FleuryÕs life experiences and BarthelÕs informed interpretation combine to provide a unique look at the healing process that is easy to read, entertaining and transformational.