My name is Craig J. Phillips. I was in a motor vehicle accident when I was 10 years old in 1967. In the accident I sustained an open skull fracture with right frontal lobe damage, a severe brain bruise with brain stem involvement, remaining in a coma for 3 weeks. Although not expected to live the night of the accident, nor succeed academically beyond high school, I obtained my undergraduate degree in 10 years and my graduate degree in 3 ½ years. During my ongoing recovery process I have used repetitive mirrored movements to create new neural pathways and reorganize my brains through neeuroplasticity.
Click on the picture to watch a 1 minute and 50 second demonstration of my use of neuroplasticity to create new neural pathways and brain reorganization.
On February 6, 2007 I created Second Chance to Live to share my experience, strength and hope and what has helped me to succeed far beyond all reasonable expectations. During the past 17 years I have incorporated the principle of neuroplasticity into my on going recovery process. Several months ago I wrote an article to share the benefits of neuroplasticity with my readers: Neuroplasticity, Small Successes and Learning Skill Sets. I am 57 years old. I would encourage anyone, regardless of their age; to begin using the principles of neuroplasticity.
On August 22, 2014 I gave a demonstration surrounding the benefits that I have gained using the principles of neuroplasticity during the past 17 years: Martial Arts, Neuroplasticity and Recovering from Brain Injury. In my experience I have used different martial arts disciplines to mirror and create new neural pathways and brain reorganization. The discipline that I have gained through repetitive movement has enabled me to achieve and accomplish goals that I never dreamed possible.
Through using the principle of neuroplasticity, I been able to accomplish things that I never dreamed possible through the use of repetitive body movement on both my dominant and non-dominant sides of my body.
I would like to be of service to you and the individuals whom you serve through both sharing my story, explaining the benefits of neuroplasticity and by providing a demonstration of how using the principle of neuroplasticity has benefited my life. By doing so I would like to encourage your staff and the individuals whom you serve to begin using the principles of neuroplasticity. Please let me know when you would like me to be a part of your mission of helping individuals in their recovery process.
You have my permission to share my articles and or video presentations with anyone you believe could benefit, however please attribute me as being the author of the article (s) video presentation (s), and provide a link back to the article (s) on Second Chance to Live. In the event that you have questions, please send those questions to me. All questions are good questions. Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you. Copyright 2007-2016.