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.Welcome to another episode the Brain Injury Roundtable. I am your host, Constance Miller, brain injury survivor of 32 years; author of the original brain injury owner's manual entitled From The Ashes. This innovative guidebook was featured on Super Bowl XXXIV. Miller is Managing Director of Brain Injury Resource Center, located on the Internet at http://www.headinjury.com. Also joining us will be Tai Campbell, my invaluable contributor who is a tireless community activist, and founder of Taken Back Our Community (TBOC) http://www.tbocnow.org. Also of note he is the survivor of an incredible history of childhood brain injuries. I'd like to thank: all our listeners for bringing our voices, to your home, or your mobile device wherever you are around the world. Additionally, I’d like to give a big thank you to this show’s sponsors: Martha Marcum, mother of a brain injury survivor and author of MARTHA'S FABLES and Gordon Johnson, attorney of http://www.TBILaw.com .
The Brain Injury Roundtable is a place for Ideas, discussion, and recovery for people seeking solutions, to bridge the gap between understanding brain injury and insights on how to change life for the better so be prepared to hear some great information to motivate and inspire us and change the world. The main reason we are tackling this topic this evening is that even a seemingly minor concussion can have life-long, life altering consequences. And that is the topic of tonight's discussion. The plan is to learn from one another and to educate one another about TBI and its aftermath. We know personally just how a traumatic even a concussion can be.
You do not have to be brain injured to be involved in the brain injury community. What you will learn about is how we are each others family in many cirumstances. Because brain injuries don't just involve a traumatic brain injury, a stroke, a person who is mentally handicapped, or someone seen with a walker; there are hundreds of us who are with masters degrees, major accomplishments, happy families, children, marraiges, and careers who are brilliant and well mannored.
So many in the public dont understand who we are. They don't understand this could be them in a moments notice as life events occur at any given time. Survivors and caregivers unite and we build a family of our own! We talk about what we have become and how well we stand together!
What we can do and will do is educate the public! We show individuals life is way too short and need to enjoy every second we have while we are here ALIVE! We do not let people whole us down! We will not allow anyone to talk down to us. We are strong and we are proud we have accomplished so much.
Join us together for a positive approach in life! Whining and complaining about how bad your life is, is just a waste of valuable time!
We Talk About What We Have Become and How Well We Stand Together!
The Layers of Brain Injury – With DJ Asselin
Welcome Back DJ after he finds himself rehabilitating from yet a second brain injury, the hurdles that he has had to go through, the system, the support, the everything. There is so many layers to brain injury and there seems to be no consistency anywhere. And as a survivor and their family or supports go through this, things are usually at their worst. Join Dj as he talks about these layers that will blow your mind. It will leave you thinking.
How do you accept your brain injury without pushing it under the rug to forget it or have it come up in every conversation with others?
It All Starts With You!
After a clinical setting, survivors wondering where they go from here, who understands, and questions comes up. From building confidence, self-esteem, empowerment and optimism; self-help groups help meeting others in the community going through similar circumstances in real life dealing with emotions, struggles, and encouraging stories of those who got past their dilemmas.
Support services to build assistance these people into a normal life style to get back on track in a comfortable, safe, caring and optimistic atmosphere to empower them and build their self-esteem. Support groups are equally beneficial when psychotherapy has been established for a client as it builds strength and character for them they can do this on their own. Statistics show how life improvements for clients and those who want to volunteer their own time have made a vast improvement with the ability to help others in a time of need. This helps who is trying to get back into the work force, helps assist others in need, and helps bring friendships and understanding to people who think no one understands.
Listen in tonight with Penny and Kathy as they talk about brain injury and the challenges that it brings along with struggles and pain. They will be talking about ways and strategies to compensate and overcome some of the challenges that is brain injury. In order to live life again after brain injury we need to develop tools that work for us individually. And tonight we shall through some out for you to consider. The more we know and understand the better quality of life we will have. Don’t Miss tonight encore presentation?
Brain Injury Movement - Why its failed for decades - with Craig Sicilia
Egos, Pride and Disconnect,
Our movement is has been plagued by big egos where advocates argue about who is better who is more popular, even whose injury is worse. The lack of willingness of our community to work with each other has crippled our movement for decades. As I learn about our moment in the 80' 90s and on I am beginning to understand why we are the silent or hidden epidemic, and why there is so much profit in us.
It seems we will do anything for that moment of fame and judge one another while people using our voice for profit have been speaking for us profiting keeping us in a medical model leaving those who survive brain injury isolated and alone.
Every movement from the beginning of time has been successful because those effected always lead, what is happening now is apouling . They put studies together of experts in living with a brain injury yet at the most there will be a token survivor or two. It would be like the whites leading the civil rights movement or a male Moslem leading the woman movement.
But there we are fighting among our selves stuck in our pride and egos not seeing the big picture. We need to work together everything thinks they created these new ideas all of them have been used before but this is our time to empower each other to lead the path for future survivors what you going to do about fit each other or change our world.,
Welcome to another episode the Brain Injury Round Table. I am your host, Constance Miller, brain injury survivor of 32 years and Managing Director of Brain Injury Resource Center, located on the Internet at http://www.headinjury.com I'd like to thank: all our listeners for bringing our voices, to your home, your mobile device wherever you are around the world. Additionally, I’d like to give a big thank you to this show’s sponsors: Martha Marcum, mother of a brain injury survivor and author of MARTHA'S FABLES and Gordon Johnson, attorney of www.TBILaw.com. Also joining us is Tai Campbell, founder of http://www.tbocnow.org, tireless community activist, and survivor of childhood brain injuries .
Have you ever sustained a brain injury have you ever known anyone who had a concussion? These days there is a lot of talk in the media about domestic violence, football players and Post Concussion Syndrome, PCS. However, the general public doesn’t really understand how serious a seemingly minor concussion can be. One of the main reasons we’re tackling this topic this evening is that even a seemingly minor concussion can have life-long, life altering consequences. And that is the topic of tonight's discussion. The plan is to learn from one another and to educate one another about TBI and its aftermath. We know personally just how a traumatic even a concussion can be. Please call in (424) 243-9540 and tell us a little about yourself, your TBI; how it happen and how things are going at this time and we'll put our heads together and offer the benefit of our experiences and hopefully in all of that we'll find solutions that work for you. Tonight's format is "Brainstorm."
How do you see yourself moving forward if your focus is on the past? Who keeps you down? Who picks you up? Who decides what gets to you? YOU DO!
The physical trials after surviving a brain injury we may not be able to always overcome. We may still have a cane, a walker, a wheelchair, some trouble speaking, walking or hearing but one thing we can control is our own happiness. We decide on what aggravates us, what keeps us down, and what bothers us. It's time to take control of our lives in a positive fashion.
Positive reinforcement and outlook is the only way to move ahead in life. We, as survivors, have had our bouts since our brain injuries but no one is to say life is over now. This is a subject that hits us at home but s a struggle all people go through in life. We decide on how things affect us. We can let things overcome our focus and willpower.
Why let the things we can't control overwhelm us instead of just controling the things we can- happiness.
Small rewards in brain injury rehabilitation lead to larger goals of accomplishment, self esteem, empowerment, and confidence. This affects our outlook, the way we portray ourselves to others, and helps our own bodies grow healthy to remain there. If anything to be happy about, we are alive!!!
Please call into our show, join the conversation and listen in to the callers speak. Call in to speak with the host (424) 243-9540
This call is for those involved directly and indirectly with brain injury. Public awareness is needed globally as well. This may be you or your loved ones one day. Families and friends need to learn about brain injury too!
I'm proud to announce my partnership with the great Brain Injury Radio Team on Blogtalkradio... I will be doing a show there called Late Night with Joeygiggles , taking the place of the Matt Duffin Show , for a short period of time, due to illness...
I will than have two regular hour and a half slots on Brain injury radio after this point... Please join me for great guests, lots of jokes and fun... and of course the great knowledge and information to get from WIRN Internet Radio...
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Call in anytime for questions and comments... Invite youre friends it will be a great show form the mind of yours truly Joeygiggles
Many of us have hard days in life just as anyone else does but with a brain injury, coping strategies are hugely different.
Positive reinforcement may need to come from family, friends, and caregivers but how can we do it within ourselves?
Emotional impacts on the brain injured have a different level than the general public but it isn't impossible to achieve rewards through positive coping strategies. Let's discuss what we do to help, ideas what may be better, and alternative measures than medication.
We have a weekly conference call Mondays for anyone who would like to learn about brain injury and share their stories:
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At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial into the conference line. When prompted, enter the meeting ID followed by the pound key. To join the online meeting, click on the meeting link listed above and follow the prompts to join the meeting.
Juliet Madsen has served in the US Army since she was 17-years old. She was involved in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. While serving her country, Juliet suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury and at least one stroke, which changed her life forever.
Every TBI survivor and caregiver has encountered a fork in the road that has diverted his or her life-plan. A car accident, a fall from the roof, doing one more chin-up, an IED blast, or a door literally slamming one in the face are just some causes of traumatic brain injury. College, walking down the aisle in the perfect dress, or the coveted job quickly slips from reality as dreams turn to struggle. These unexpected life-happenings that divert one from his or her chosen path in life can be devastating.
But as Yogi Berra once said, “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Life is all about choices!
To learn more about me, please visit my blogs.
Survivng Traumatic Brain Injury Blog: survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com
Donna's Blog: donnaodonnellfigurski.wordpress.com
Internationally published in numerous anthologies, including the bestselling Cup of Comfort series, award-winning author Louise Mathewson has always written about the sacred moments in everyday experiences. Today, those experiences hold even deeper meaning.
Her book, A Life Interrupted: Living with Brain Injury, is a collection of transformative poetry chronicling her emergence from a coma following an auto-accident in which she suffered a serious Traumatic Brain Injury, her recovery journey, and triumphant return to her writing career. Writing poetry became her lifeline.
A Life Interrupted: Living with Brain Injury speaks to all who face the daily physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of living with any life-changing physical or mental health condition, including the family and caregivers who support them. Louise believes that writing is healing and research supports that. She also loves sharing resources that she found helpful in transcending trauma. Louise, who holds a Master’s in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University Chicago, a Bachelor’s in Latin, is a lover of words. She used to facilitate support groups for children of divorce, alcoholism, and grief, teaching children healthy ways to express feelings of loss. Louise is a passionate advocate for the many who face the daily physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of living with a disability. http://www.pearlsong.com/alifeinterrupted.htm,
A native of Chicago, Louise lives, writes and advocates from her new home in Sarasota, FL. Her website is www.louisemathewson.com.