In life there are many things that keep us feeling trapped. Trapped because of a lack of awareness. The good news is that by growing in awareness we can then take action that will free us from traps. Freedom from our past. Resentments leave me stuck believing that I am a victim of some thing that I am powerless to change. But as I let go of resentment (s), I am able … [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.
Neuropsychological Evaluations are Guides, not Definitions of Self-esteem, Self-worth or Self-value. In 1967 I sustained an open skull fracture, with right frontal lobe damage, severe brain bruise, brain stem involvement. In 1968 2 EEGs, a neuropsychological evaluation. Results The results from these tests revealed that I was not expected to succeed beyond high school … [Read more...]
Following a traumatic or acquired brain injury many things change. Among these changes is a lose of purpose. With our lose of purpose, our self-esteem, self-worth and self-respect. With these loses we may be discouraged, disheartened and disillusioned with life. In my presentation I share hope. Hope in finding our purpose, self-esteem, self-worth and … [Read more...]
In response to my recent article, Several Ways that Help me to Own my Power, Just for Today, I received a comment/ question. “So who did you give your power away to?” After thinking about this question I decided to write this article, Bullying and Anxiety — So Who Did You Give Your Power Away To?. Over the course of time I have given my power away. In the process, I have … [Read more...]
Through my recovery process, I discovered that I had given away my power. With my awareness, I realized that I needed to own the power that I had given away. In the process, I discovered several ways that would help me to own my power. Ways that would help me to own the power that I had always owned and possessed. Taking On Not taking on responsibility for other … [Read more...]