Several days ago I created an eBook to share a selection of video presentations on having relationships after a brain injury. Today, I am creating a video presentation of the article announcing the video presentation eBook. I am doing so to alert individuals who learn through watching and listening to the availability.
To listen to and watch the video presentation of the eBook, you may click on this link: Relationships after a Brain Injury Video Presentations eBook
To read the PDF file of the Video Presentation eBook, you may click on this link: Having a Relationship with Myself and other People after a Brain Injury Video Presentation eBook.
Below is an excerpt from the article, introducing the video presentations eBook
Following a brain injury, many questions arise. Many of which are very difficult to answer. One of these questions involves having relationships. Relationships with ourselves and with other people.
Trying to understand who we are after a brain injury can be very difficult enough. Then trying to figure out how to have a relationship with ourselves and with people can leave us feeling baffled and confused. Such frustration and confusion can leave us feeling hopeless.
In my confusion and frustration, I found myself baffled for many years. Because of ongoing frustrations and disappointments, I became sick and tired of being sick and tired. Being sick and tired of being sick and tired motivated me to look for solutions.
As I looked for solutions, I found hope.
Over the course of nearly 10 years, I have written a series of articles to share what I discovered that has helped me to grow in a relationship with myself and with other people. To offer the information in a different format, on July 31, 2011, I began creating video presentations of my articles.
I began creating video presentations of my articles to offer the information within my articles to individuals who learn through watching and listening. In this eBook, I share a selection of the video presentations that have helped me to have a relationship with myself and a relationship with other people.
To access the video presentation within this eBook, click on this link: Having a Relationship with Myself and Other People after Brain Injury Video Presentations eBook. Click on the video presentation links within the eBook and they will open for you on YouTube.
You may download this eBook by clicking on this link: Having a Relationship with Myself and Other People After a Brain Injury Video Presentations eBook Download. Please realize the if you download this eBook, the links to the video presentations will not work.
In 1967, at the age of 10, I was in a motor vehicle accident with my Dad, Mom, and Brother. Per my injuries, I sustained an open skull fracture after being hurled forward from the back seat behind my Dad who was driving. My open skull fracture occurred after I hit the inside of the windshield of our Volkswagen Beetle. On the way to the windshield, I snapped my left femur (thighbone) on my Dad’s bucket seat. I was not expected to live that night. Following the accident, I remained in a coma for 3 weeks.
Once my external wounds healed and I looked “normal”, the impact of the injury to my brain was never again discussed. After being tutored at home in the 5th grade I was mainstreamed back into elementary school in the 6th grade. Because I was able to learn how to walk, talk, read, write and speak in complete sentences nothing seemed out of the ordinary. In 1967 there was little known about brain injuries nor the impact of brain injuries. Little did I know that I was navigating relationships while living with the impact of a brain injury and an invisible disability.
Living with the impact of a brain injury, an invisible disability and because I looked “normal” created questions that no one could answer. After a long series of getting and losing jobs, as well as difficulties that I encountered in both undergraduate and graduate school I found answers. What I began to realize was that the difficulties that I had been encountering were not because I did not work hard, because I worked very hard. What I discovered was that the difficulties that I encountered in my relationships were due to the impact of my brain injury.
Through a series of events, I became aware of what could no longer be denied. Through a series of events, I became aware that something needed to change.
As I began to come out of my own denial what became apparent was that I was the one who needed to change. What I mean by, “I was the one who needed to change” is that I needed to stop expecting other people to “understand”, so that we could have a “relationship”. I began to understand how living with the impact of my brain injury and an invisible disability impacted my relationships. As I became increasingly aware I realized that I needed to grow in my own awareness, acceptance, and action.
Not only of how my brain injury impacted my relationship with other people but how my brain injury impacted the relationship that I had with myself. In this eBook, I will share with you what I discovered that has helped me to begin to have a relationship with myself. I will also share what I discovered that helped me to understand where I ended and where other people began in my effort to have a relationship with them. Through this video presentation eBook, I will share what I discovered about having a balance with myself and with other with other people.
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