Note: This article marks my 1300th article that I have written and published on Second Chance to Live.
Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to have you around my table. Yesterday I wrote and published this article. Today, I am going to make a video presentation of the article. I created video presentations of my articles to offer the information to individuals who learn more effectively through listening and watching. Below I will include an excerpt from the article, as well as links to the 5 part article that I refer to at the end of the article, The Benefits of Telling One’s Story as a Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor to share what I learned through writing my story.
“My friend Trina Tbi Chambers-Bradlee posted some thing on her Facebook page that prompted me to write this article: “Does anyone feel like sharing their story? It can be quite liberating, and inspiring to others…for us to share how we were injured. I think my Survival Story is still pinned to the top of the page…But I’d be interested to hear anyone else’s, if anyone feels like sharing…”. Thank you for your encouragement Trina. Your suggestion helped to confirm what I have felt led to write about in today’s article. Thank you for encouraging survivors to share their stories. I like you, believe that tremendous benefits can be gained through sharing one’s story as a brain injury survivor.
I would like to share some benefits that I have discovered through sharing my story and journey as a traumatic brain injury survivor. Ultimately, I believe that we are the benefactors of telling our stories. What I mean is that although other people may be inspired and empowered by our stories, telling our stories help us to embrace who we are as individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries. Let me explain. For many brain injury survivors, once the external wounds have healed, people — family members and friends — tend to believe that if they can’t see the injury, the injury does not exist. Consequently, as time moves on so does the notion, “that if it can not be seen, it does not exist”.”
To listen to and watch the video presentation of the article, please click on the following link: The Benefits of Telling One’s Story as a Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor Video Presentation
To read the article from which this video presentation is made, please click on the following link: The Benefits of Telling One’s Story as a Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor
The article series, Traumatic Brain Injury and Facing Denial is only available in written form at this time.
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