Sexual assault in the workplace is a serious issue, an issue that has garnered a lot of extra attention as of late, with many big companies facing allegations and investigations right now. The media has been all over big brands in the last couple...read More
Yesterday was Random Acts of Kindness Day and somehow I missed it. I was offline for most of the day but it still seemed weird that I was completely unaware. I’d love to think I am practicing kindness every day, but we all know...read More
In light of the the Graham James parole request that is making headlines across the country today, Theo Fleury has decided to forego making a comment about this story, and instead use the opportunity to promote the more important message—healing. Right now, Fleury and his team...read More
Labels. When I look back at my life thus far, it seems every segment of it has been defined by a label someone gave me. My biggest mistake, was letting myself believe they were true. My childhood labels were generally harmless, imposed upon...read More
In my past life I was a counsellor at an organization that provided support for women and children who were experiencing homelessness, poverty and family violence. It took me a long time to recognize that I was dealing with unacknowledged trauma of my own....read More
It’s Mental Health Week in Canada, a time for our country to reflect on the elephant in the room—mental health. Mental health affects every Canadian, whether directly or indirectly; 20 per cent of Canadians will experience mental illness first-hand in their lives. This means that we...read More
I have heard many stories, shared in deep sadness and pain, and also been witness to the immense inner-strength and resilience present in so many people affected by trauma. However, when I speak of trauma, it is not based solely on definitions such as...read More
Trauma is defined as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience, a definition that describes mass shootings and terrorist attacks perfectly. Violence, especially when it’s targeted towards a specific group, has very widespread effects. The survivors, family and friends of lost ones, and the world...read More
Today is my last day of counselling for the treatment of sexual abuse. I went to 25 sessions, spread out over two long years. When I started, probably fortunately, I had no idea what I was letting myself in for. I remember my counsellor saying...read More
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A national movement powered by an Orange Wave of Courage, the Victor Walk gives a voice to those affected by trauma throughout their lifetimes.
One of the main focuses of the Breaking Free Foundation is to help make trauma healing more accessible for everyone. One of the ways we are doing this is through our...
The Breaking Free Foundation (BFF) is excited to announce groundbreaking events at The Commons, BFF Meetups: group healing through conversations. Our President, Theo Fleury leads a group conversation about trauma and healing. Attendees can...
As part of our “The Power of Me Too” movement, we created these bracelets with the intention of generating open conversation, while also supporting therapy for our grant recipients. With the...