In my own ongoing brain injury recovery process I have found tremendous benefit in repetitive mirrored movements. Alternating identical movements on both sides of my body engages both sides of my brain, creating hope in my life. One Skill and One Skill Set at a Time What I do with the right side of my body (my dominant side) I then repeat with the left side of my body (my … [Read more...]
Building Self-Esteem after Brain Injury
Self-esteem is slowly stripped away following a brain injury. The individual often find that their relationships have changed. The relationship they had with people and the relationship that they had with themselves. What was once familiar, may now seem foreign. What was once a way to build a sense of self may no longer work. As a result the individual living with a brain injury may have a difficult time relating to themselves and to other people. Articles in this category are written to help the individual living with a brain injury to re-build a relationship with themselves.
In the process of rebuilding a relationship with ourselves we gain a sense of self. In the process, we create our new sense of what it means to esteem ourselves. As we build a relationship with ourselves and gain a sense of self we gain the power to follow our dreams. Follow our dreams in ways that work for us. In the process we learn how to relate to other people in ways that work for us. In the process, we build self-esteem. Although our relationships may have changed, we discover the value of having a relationship with ourselves.
For many years after my brain injury I experienced frustration, discouragement, disappointment and disillusionment. In January 2015 I wrote an article, and created a video and slideshow presentation to share what helped to change my perspective and give me hope. Below are links to the article, a video presentation and a slideshow presentation to share the information in … [Read more...]
To read the full article, click on this link: Grieving the Guilt and Shame of a Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke Scroll down to watch and listen to the video presentation of the article. For many years I had no idea how I had internalized shame and guilt because of my brain injury. In this video presentation of my article, I share what helped me to understand my guilt … [Read more...]
In today's article, I would like to ask a favor of you. I need your help. I need your help because I feel at a disadvantage. What Happened As I have shared in my About Page, my traumatic brain injury occurred in August 1967 when I was 10 years old (open skull fracture, right frontal lobe damage, severe brain bruise with brain stem involvement. Coma 3 weeks.) Process … [Read more...]
Living with limitations can leave you and I believing that we are stupid. That we are less than and insignificant because we do not fit into a prescribed “mold”. Several years ago I wrote and published the article, Living with Limitations Can Leave you and I Believing that We are Stupid. Recently, I noticed that I had not created video presentation of this article. To … [Read more...]