When I began to confront my own denial after my brain injury, I found myself challenged by family and friends with the message of “its”:
“It’s just up in your head and if you just…then you would not be impacted by your brain injury”.
What was becoming apparent to me, was resisted by what could not be understood or accepted by family members and friends created pain.
This conflict left me both sad and frustrated because I was shamed and blamed for what I could not and was powerless to change.
To read the full article, click on this link: Challenged by Family and Friends after Our Brain Injuries
To watch and listen to the video presentation of the article, click on the start >
For more detailed information about my process and journey click on this link: Detailed About Page.
For more insight into what you may be experiencing, please click on this link: Traumatic Brain injury and the Identified Patient.
For resources that have empowered my ability to learn how to thrive because of what is in my head — my brain injury — click on this link:
In August 2007 I wrote a 2 Part article and a 2 Part video presentation of the article to share what helps to keep me from being lulled back into denial.
I would invite you to read this 2 Part Article Series by clicking on the below links:
I would invite you to watch and listen to a 2 Part Video Presentation Series by clicking on the below links:
Living with an Invisible Disability — The Consequence of Denying My Reality — Part 1 Revisited Video Presentation
Living with an Invisible Disability — The Consequence of Denying My Reality — Part 2 Revisited Video Presentation
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