The Global Brain Injury Peer Support Network serves individuals globally.
Serving Individuals in the United States, Brazil, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Russia, China, Hong Kong, India, France, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands and South Africa.
Serving individuals living with the impact of a brain injury and an invisible disability in their mind, body, spirit, soul and emotions.
Through Second Chance to Live in my articles, e Books, video, slideshow, zoom presentations and inspirational posters.
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Believing in Ourselves through Self-Advocacy — A Guide to Owning Our Power after Brain Injury and Stroke
I Am More than My Brain Injury Zoom Presentation in 3 Parts
“I Am More than My Brain Injury — Understanding the People we Interact with as Individuals living with Brain Injuries” Part 2 Zoom Presentation
Understanding the Impact of Invisible Disabilities in 3 Parts
“Understanding the Impact of Invisible Disabilities — The People We Interact with as Individuals with Invisible Disabilities Part 1” Zoom Presentation
“Understanding the Impact of Invisible Disabilities — Acceptance and Discovering a New Normal Part 2” Zoom Presentation
“Understanding the Impact of Invisible Disabilities — Why do I Feel so Misunderstood and Shunned? Part 3” Zoom Presentation
Below these engagements there are several testimonials from individual who asked me to speak to their organizations via Zoom
Below is a list of articles and video presentation titles placed in different categories. Categories designed to encourage and empower individuals in their ongoing brain injury recovery.
By clicking on the titles, the article will open for you. As you read the article (s) and watch the video presentations and questions come to mind, please share them with me. If the articles and video presentations help you, please leave a comment. Please also share your insights with me.
As you have questions, please ask. All questions are good questions and welcomed.
Below are my 12 e Books in PDF form (click on the link to read)
Living with a Brain Injury, What Helped Me to Stop being my Enemy and Create a life for Myself eBook
To download each of the eBooks, you may click on each of the below links. They are free to download at this time.
Living with a Brain Injury, What Helped Me to Stop Being my Enemy and Create a Life for Myself eBook
How I Use the Principle of Neuroplasticity to Create new Neural Pathways and Brain Reorganization
Below are links to short video presentations showing the progression of how the concept of neuroplasticity through repetitive mirrored movements has benefited my mind, body and spirit.
I began my process of using repetitive mirrored movements through different martial art disciplines in October of 1998.
In August 2013 a friend of mine made a video presentation of the progress that I made using the principle of neuroplasticity. Other friends have helped me to make video presentations of my progress in each year since 2013. Below are links to YouTube presentations of the progress made using repetitive mirrored movements. To watch the progress made using the principle of neuroplasticity over the past 5 years, click on the below links.
Create Your Own Program
In the event that you have not begun, I would encourage you to create a program. Create a program that will empower you to create neural pathways and brain reorganization. Brain reorganization through repetitive mirrored movements on your dominant and non-dominant sides of your body. Brain reorganization to improve and enhance your quality of life and well-being.
Neuroplasticity through Martial Arts 2013
Neuroplasticity Demonstration August 2014
Brain Injury, Neuroplasticity and Personal Gains August 2015
Balance and Coordination through Repetitive Mirrored Movement 2016
Brain Injury Recovery and Repetitive Mirrored Movements 2017
Improving Our Brain and Body’s Ability to Excel after Brain Injury 2018
Because of a shoulder injury and Covid I was not able to record in 2019 and 2020.
Below are recent demonstrations of my using these different disciplines through repetitive mirrored movements to work on small and large muscle groups / gross and fine motor skills.
Stick Fighting, Knife, Western Boxing and Wing Chun Drills Created September 2, 2021
Hand Eye Coordination and Precision Drills using Fine Motor Skills Created September 12, 2021
Neuroplasticity, Martial Arts and Second Chance to Live Created February 14, 2022 Monday
Below is a link to a power point presentation that I created and am available to present at coming conferences
In April of 2019, at the encouragement of a friend, I created a Facebook Community. Building Your Life after Traumatic Brain Injury Facebook Community. You are welcome and encouraged to join our inviting community.
You have my permission to share my articles and or video presentations with anyone you believe could benefit, however, I maintain ownership of the intellectual property AND my articles, video presentations and eBooks are not to be considered OPEN SOURCE. Please also provide a link back to Second Chance to Live. In the event that you have questions, please send those questions to me. All questions are good questions. I look forward to hearing from you. More Information: Copyright 2007 -2021.