Meet Your Speakers

Kim Barthel, OTR/L, C/NDT

Kim Barthel’s overall mission is to support the conscious evolution of the human spirit. Kim is an occupational therapist, multi-disciplinary speaker/teacher, mentor and best-selling author who is active in supporting people in many contexts globally. She is passionate about understanding neurodiversity,complex behaviour, neurobiology, sensory processing, movement, attachment, and mental health. In her work that highlights and expands Trauma-Sensitive Practice, Kim pulls together information from many academic disciplines and combines them with a wealth of experiences from her 38+ years as an OT. In 2019 Kim was honoured to receive the Award of Merit from the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy. For more info about Kim and her team at Relationship Matters, see: 

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