Several days ago I wrote the article, Getting Comfortable in Our Own Skin Being Outside the Box. In my experience, the information that I share in this article was pivotal in helping me to find my identity and pursue my destiny. My encouragement would be that you process through the information that I share with in this article. I believe that by doing so, you will find your identity outside of the “box” and in the process you will find your destiny. To empower individuals who learn more effectively through listening and watching I create video presentations of my articles.
Below is a brief excerpt from the article:
“Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to have you around my table. During the past several days articles I have spoken to Is the Medical Model of Treatment Defining and Keeping You in a “Box”?, How I Found Freedom from the “Box” and Societal Stigmatization and How are We Teaching People to Treat Us?. In these articles I spoke to the awareness that I gained through my process of living with a diagnosis, a prognosis, a label and societal stigmatization.
In the next series of articles I will share what I helped me to get comfortable in my own skin and to find my identity outside of the “box.
In my experience, I discovered that before I could take the action to live outside the “box” — of a diagnosis, prognosis, label and societal stigmatization — I needed to grow in both my awareness and acceptance of myself. You see the “box” sought to convince and contain me in the belief that I was defective. In my experience, the process of growing in awareness and acceptance began when the pain of denying my reality superseded my need to deny my reality. By examining my pain, I discovered that I was being blamed for what was out of my control. By examining my pain, I discovered that I was not defective, but that I had limitations and deficits that were related to my disability.
By examining my pain, I was motivated to confront the denial that kept me believing that I was defective. By examining my pain, I discovered that my deficits and limitations did not define my worth and value as an individual. By examining my pain, I found myself empowered by hope.“
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At the bottom of the written article Getting Comfortable in Our Own Skin Being Outside the Box, I share a 7 part article and include links to the 7 Parts of the article.. Below I share the 7 Parts of the article in video format. The information included in each part of the article and then in the video presentation series can benefit anyone, regardless of whether they are a brain injury survivor or not.
Grieving helps to move past the way we would like things to be, so that we can learn to thrive in the way things are now. May you be encouraged by hope as you listen to each part of the video presentation series.
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