On March 22, 2023, I will be giving an in service presentation “Believing in Ourselves through Self-Advocacy — A Guide to Owning Our Power after Brain Injury and Stroke Presentation” to PT, OT, ST, Nurses and other staff at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in York, Pennsylvania through Zoom.
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Believing in Ourselves through Self-Advocacy — A Guide to Owning Our Power after Brain Injury and Stroke Presentation
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,ooo ways that won’t work.” Thomas A. Edison
“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” Albert Einstein
“History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking encounters before they triumphed. They won because they refused to be discouraged by their defeats.” B.C. Forbes
Abstract to the Presentation
I believe that an ongoing brain and stroke recovery process needs to involve the whole person.
Body, Soul, Spirit, Mind and Emotions
Brain injury and Stroke recovery is a marathon, not a sprint. Consequently, once individual leaves the hospital and rehabilitation setting, self-advocacy becomes essential to their ongoing recovery process.
This presentation will offer information, that can in turn be shared. Shared with those in your care to facilitate their ability to advocate. Advocate for themselves in their mind, body, spirit, soul and emotions.
Premise to Success
“Big things have small beginnings.” Prometheus
Inch by inch, life’s a cinch. Yard by yard, its very hard.
“Believe in yourself. Go after your dreams and do not let anyone put you in a box.” Daya
“When setting out on a journey, do not see the advice of someone who has never left home.” Rumi
“Those who danced were considered to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.” Angela Monet
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something is more important than fear.” Ambrose Redmon
“Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s okay. You’re here to live your life, not to make everyone understand.” Banksy
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