On March 31st I had an awesome opportunity to be a part of the 11th Annual NKY TBI Conference as a keynote speaker. I also had an awesome time the evening before the conference at dinner with staff from Kentucky’s Neuro Restorative team. Thank you for including, being so kind to me and paying for my dinner.
To listen to and watch the video presentation of the article, you may click on this link: Second Chance to Live Keynote Presentation and the 11th Annual NKY TBI Conference Video Presentation
Summarization of my keynote presentation
Last week I had the opportunity to be a keynote speaker at ELEVENTH ANNUAL NKY TBI CONFERENCE – March 31, 2017, in Erlanger, Kentucky. My hour long presentation was before 275 individuals and my topic was: Brain Injury Recovery is a Process, Not a Destination. http://www.bridgesnky.org/2017_Speaker_Handouts.php
“Brain Injury Recovery is a Process, Not a Destination”
YouTube Video: Increasing my Brain’s and my Body’s Ability to Thrive after Brain Injury
Craig J. Phillips, MRS, BA and TBI Survivor
Visit his website: http://secondchancetolive.org
During the presentation, I shared some of my history living with the impact of an open skull fracture, right frontal lobe damage and a severe brain bruise when I was 10 years old in 1967. I then went on to share a message of support, encouragement, and hope through a power point presentation. You may view the power point presentation by clicking on this link: Brain Injury Recovery is a Process, Not a Destination.
Creating Hope in our Lives One Skill at a Time
During the presentation, I encouraged those in attendance to think outside of the “box” to find ways that would work for them. I also encouraged those in attendance, if they have not already begun, to engage in a program of repetitive mirrored movements to engage both sides of their brain and body. I included a video presentation of how such a program has benefited my ongoing recovery process. To view the video presentation, you may click on the following link:
During the presentation, I shared the below resources available through Second Chane to Live. I did so to offer a way to access information that I shared during my power point presentation.
You and I are not Our Brain Injuries
As individuals impacted by brain injuries and invisible disabilities we do not have to be limited by a diagnosis, a prognosis, a label, a stereotype or a stigmatization. Instead, we can learn how to thrive in ways that will enhance and empower both our lives and the lives of the individuals whom a loving God brings into our lives. We can discover how to use our gifts, talents, and abilities, in ways that will work for us. We can learn to how to thrive, one day at a time. We can discover how to pursue both our dreams and our destinies, one step at a time.
“It is not that I am so smart, it is just that I stay with problems longer.” Albert Einstein
“Regardless of your lot in life, you can build something beautiful on it.” Zig Ziglar
“If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to live the life that you have imagined…you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau
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