Please note this important information about the structure of our courses:


  • Immediate access to pre-recorded learning modules & resources for 365 days from date of purchase (increased from 120 days)
  • Complimentary access to 1 x 60 Minute Zoom Q&A Session with Kim & Team as outlined below
  • 100% completion of course content + participation or viewing of Q&A session required for certificate
  • Ability to attend subsequent future Q&As on this topic for a small additional fee to continue to engage with Kim & Team
  • Financial support and group discounts are available via application links below


  • 13 Total Hours (including Q&A).

    Neurobiology Matters is a regularly-delivered series available for ongoing enrolment. Upon registration here, participants receive immediate access to the pre-recorded learning modules, handouts and resources. Access to this content expires in one year from the date that you purchase your registration.

    In addition to the immediately available pre-recorded content, this course includes one complimentary live on Zoom 60-minute Q&A session with Kim & the Relationship Matters Team. The event calendar date currently displayed reflects the date of the next upcoming Q&A session. You will be automatically assigned the next upcoming Q&A date for your complimentary session, based on the date of your registration.

    These Q&A sessions are scheduled to take place approximately every 6-8 months, with the recording of this session available for an additional year upon the date that it is made available. Course certificates are available upon request in the form provided in the course after the live Q&A session has taken place – live participation or viewing of the Q&A recording is required for your certificate (if this is an issue for you due to funding or other deadlines, please contact us here to discuss options). Registrants are encouraged to submit questions in advance and ask them live. Even if registrants are unable to make the Q&A date and time, they will still be able to see the Q&A’s recording. Upon completion of the pre-recorded lessons as well as their complimentary Q&A, registrants then meet the prerequisite of attending any future Q&A for a small fee ($30 CDN) should they wish to further engage with Kim & the team or have new questions on this topic.

    As always, financial support and group discounts are available. Please find links to apply for these below.

    If you have any questions about our courses, please contact our team here.

    We look forward to supporting you in your learning journey.

  • Financial Support & Group Discounts


      Group discounts are available (not to be combined with scholarships) for groups of 3-5 @ 15% off, groups of 6-19 at 25% off and groups of 20+ @ 40% off.

      TO APPLY FOR THE GROUP DISCOUNT, please submit the application form: Group Discount Application Form


      Some financial support available (upon request) from people in developing countries (Countries at Category B @ 50% off, Category C @ 55% off, Category D @ 60% off). Financial assistance is also possible for individual registrants from Category A countries @ 25% off when truly needed.

      TO APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP, please submit the application form: Financial Assistance Application Form


    Bringing Neurobiology to Life in Your Clinical Practice


  • Module 1: Neurotransmitters: The Backdrop To It All - Video lesson, Private Podcast Episode, PDF handouts
  • Module #2 - The Autonomic Nervous System: Manager of the Stress Response - Video lesson, Private Podcast Episode, PDF handouts
  • Module #3 - The Thalamus: Hub of Sensation - Video lesson, Private Podcast Episode, PDF handouts
  • Module #4 - The Brainstem and the Amygdala - Video lesson, Private Podcast Episode, PDF handouts
  • Module #5 - The Basal Ganglia: Refinement and Precision - Video lesson, Private Podcast Episode, PDF handouts
  • Module #6 - The Cerebellum: Inhibition and Coordination - Video lesson, Private Podcast Episode, PDF handouts
  • Module #7 - The Insulate and the Anterior Cingulate: Interoception - Video lesson, Private Podcast Episode, PDF handouts
  • Module #8 - The Right Prefrontal Cortex: Interpersonal Neurobiology and Psychotherapy - Video lesson, Private Podcast Episode, PDF handouts
  • COURSE REFERENCES + All Module Summary PDF

    Registration includes: approximately 12 hours of pre-recorded learning + a 60 minute live online Q&A Session on July 25, 2024 at 6 pm Pacific Time + a private podcast feed to listen to all of this series’ pre-recorded modules on the go via your chosen podcast app.

    Neurobiology explores the processes that occur within the brain, body and mind, which influence a person’s development, mental health, behaviour and well-being.

    This series contains edited recordings of each of the sessions that were delivered live in May - June 2022, led by Kim and supported by her Relationship Matters Team and their partners Be & Belong based in Melbourne, Australia. The series will be available to registrants for 365 days upon registration, for continuous on-demand streaming. Viewing extensions are also granted upon request, as needed.). Handouts and an extensive reference list are also available as part of the course content.

    The knowledge gained in this course will transform the way you approach your work, and provide the springboard to launch your clinical reasoning and decision-making to a new level.

    Any questions? Please reach out to [email protected]

  • How is this course is unique?

    This learning journey through the brain, body and mind offers a rich understanding of how brain and body circuitry operates as an integrated network. Through these pre-recorded learning modules, registrants will explore how this contributes to a person’s sense of identity, well-being and their relationship to others and the world. 

    Treatment models are based on brain-body science. Through exploring the neurobiological foundations that contribute to a person’s health and well-being, we can more informedly make decisions about what treatment model may be the most suitable, and increasingly meet people at their level. Neurobiology Matters helps us to determine how to do what we do, and when.

    Learning Objectives

    Visit our course page for topics and learning objectives.

     No prerequisite knowledge of neurobiology is required to participate in this course.

    All modules will provide clinical examples about how to apply this new learning to clinical reasoning and practice



    Kim Barthel

    Hi, I’m Kim – I’m humbled by your interest in what I’m up to, and inspired by the work that countless people are doing to support others – and yourselves. If this kind of thing were easy, it would be a different world we live in. Which tells me we need to nurture our relationships through attunement, compassion, humour, and mindfulness. Remember, when it works it’s treatment, and when it doesn’t it’s assessment. This means we aren’t expected to get it right the first time. I’ve been doing my best at this for over 35 years, and still learning and repairing every day. For anyone who doesn’t know what I especially like to study and teach, the hot topics that I wake up thinking about are understanding complex behaviour, neurobiology, sensory-processing, movement, trauma informed practice, attachment theory, mental health, and anything that will support people in being their best selves. Thank you for being part of the great momentum globally towards understanding, interdependence, and compassion. Please connect with our team at Relationship Matters if that’s an interest for you, and importantly, thank you for doing whatever it is that you do to help others. We may never know the fruit of the seeds we plant through our smallest gestures, but just by caring we are more connected than we know. I feel great hope.