Yesterday, I created the 1st video presentation Enough with Brain Injury Awareness Video Presentation in a series of articles that I have written surrounding the subject of Brain Injury Awareness. I have written these articles to address the topic of Brain Injury Awareness in a new and light. In today’s video presentation, Will Brain Injury Awareness Leave you Bitter or Better? I will share how the movie Ground Hog Day changed the way in which I looked a brain injury awareness. Bill Murray’s character Phil Connors illustrates how moving from bitter to better through going beyond awareness to a place of acceptance and action made the lives of people in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, his TV’s crew and his life better.
In the event that your brain injury awareness is leaving you bitter, may this article and video presentation leave you believing that your brain injury awareness can lead you to becoming better in life, by taking a different course of action, to move beyond being aware, to create a good life for yourself.
“Several days ago I wrote an article, Enough with Brain Injury Awareness. In that article I shared that brain injury awareness is good, however that moving beyond being aware for the “believer” — one who acknowledges and realize that their life has been impacted by a brain injury — is essential to creating a good life. Awareness, in and of itself; can leave the individual angry and stuck if that awareness does not lead the individual to accept what that awareness has revealed to them. That was my case for years after I became aware that I had experienced a traumatic brain injury when I was 10 years old. With out getting to a place of acceptance the “mental ascent” or “awareness of my traumatic brain injury” seemed irrelevant, because I had not grasped the significance of my awareness because I bought into denial. Both my denial and the denial of other people, who wanted or needed me to remain in denial; for whatever reason. What I discovered through my process was that I needed to grieve my awareness to be able to move from being bitter to better in my life. I needed to grieve my awareness, to come out of isolation.
“In my experience, I needed to move from a place of mental assent to being able to own my awareness through grieving my awareness (reality) before I could move beyond being bitter to becoming better in life. In my experience, I needed to move from a mental assent of my awareness to an acceptance of my awareness to be able to move from being bitter to being better to be able to create a good life for myself through taking action.” Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA”
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