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Nowinski on How Raw Concussion is & Legacy's Left w/ Kim Justus on Recovery Now

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Chris Nowinski is co-founder and executive director of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the sports concussion crisis through education, policy, and research. He also serves as co-director of the BU CTE Program. Nowinski also serves on the NFL Players Association Mackey-White TBI Research Committee, the Ivy League Concussion Committee, Positive Coaching Alliance National Advisory Board, and as a consultant to Major League Lacrosse.  He is a Ph.D. candidate in Behavioral Neuroscience at Boston University School of Medicine.

Chris’ interest in brain trauma stems from personal experience. An All-Ivy defensive tackle for the Harvard University football team, after graduation, he began working for the life sciences consulting firm Trinity Partners, LLC. While there he decided to explore his passion for professional wrestling, and enrolled in wrestling school at night. Eighteen months later, in 2002, he debuted on WWE’s flagship program Monday Night RAW. From there he gained new perspective on concussions, also penning his book Head Games.  See: concussionfoundation.org

This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery. This is a "we" recovery program, because it is in the "we," that we find the new "me."We focus on the four A's of Recovery: Awareness, Acceptance, Action and Adaptation. This is a place for survivor's striving to become thrivers.

 Host Kim Justus author  In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond  inaflash.org & "Like" at facebook.com/inaflash.org & braininjuryradio.com