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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.
My name is Lori Purdy Faitel; I am a survivor from a car wreck/TBI/7 day coma back in 1986, and I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant/ COTA. I have worked in Metro Detroit Since 1992. I went to college for OT with one thing in mind and that was to work with the brain injured. In the last 2 years I have been blessed to do so. Our Father God has given me guidance throughout my life and I find when I listen; and when I follow his guidance I realize abundance. I see abundance as happiness in life, and I am happy.I pray for all who are troubled, so that you may also find happiness.
Tonight I want to dedicate my show to a someone very close to me who is recuperating from Cancer Surgery. Robin Navarolli, I love you and look forward to many years of happiness with you.
I will share broadcasts from motivational, inspirational and Christian speakers. PLEASE do not let the religious overtones turn you off. I know that I had the strength to overcome the brain injury because of listening to things like this. The best I can do for others is to share what worked for me, you don't have to believe what I know is true, just listen and perhaps gain a new perspective on your life and future happiness.
We are all different people with different circumstances, if one iota of something that helped another was able help someone within our brain injured community, BRING IT ON. Listen live tonight or at anytime in the archives (recorded shows)
Welcome The Science of Happiness, There is Life After Brain Injury
My name is LoriPurdy Faitel and I am your host
I am a Survivor of a Traumatic Brain Injury & 7 Day Coma, 6 years before I felt like a regular person again.
I am a state Licensed and Nationally Certified OTA (Occupational Therapy Assistant,) I have worked in the world of the non brain injured for more than 20 years.
It has only been the last 5 or so years that I have concentrated all my energies in giving back. I currently work in several TBI rehab facilities, I am an author of a memoir “Am I Brain Damaged” which is available in audio on iTunes or as an ebook on kindle and in paperback directly from me.
I never dreamed of being a radio host, and I am learning so very much!
Tonights show is an interview I did with a fellow/female TBI survivor-Nancy Bauser. Listen as I talk to Nancy about what it was like when she was injured in the 1970’s, as we talk about life post TBI and her views.
Please send me good wishes for tonights broadcast. I will be listening live with you, I will keep my eye on the chat room and I will interrupt the interview to give additional insights.
I hope you enjoy this show.
Cognitive neuroscientist and author of FLICKER, Your Brain on Movies Jeff Zacks talks with Jennifer Ouellette about the history of cinema and the latest research to explain what happens between your ears when you sit down in the theatre and the lights go out.
Zacks is the Director of The Dynamic Cognition Laboratory in the Psychology Department at Washington University in St. Louis.
"Research in the lab explores two main areas - how we perceive and represent temporal structure in everyday activity and how we process spatial relationships between the body and external objects. Research methods combine behavioral experimentation, functional neuroimaging studies, and information technology design." Follow @JenLucPiquant
EES (Energy Enhancement System) - What is it? Find out how it helps Brain Injured People to heal. Fantastic Frank tells about his experience in the Heart Forgiveness Program he attended in April. Emily and Branden are veterans of the program and are eye witnesses to Fantastic Frank’s experience. Michael Barrett explains how his breakthrough program has been helping people find true mental wellness.
Your host: Fantastic Frank Johnson was trapped in a fire and carried out in a body bag! He survived and thrives today by helping thousands of people with a TBI and/or any other challenges to overcome them.
Fantastic Frank’s inspired, free newsletter and guide: www.turndisabilitytoability.com
Fantastic Frank’s other resources: www.fantasticfrankjohnson.com
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Thank you for listening!
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.
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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
My name is Lori Purdy Faitel and I am your host for The Science of Happiness. This show airs on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. I am a brain injury survivor from 1986. I was in a car accident on a local freeway one morning on my drive to work. At the time I was almost 25 years old, I was working full time in a job that I loved and I was on track to marry the man of my dreams. AFTER the car accident; it took about 6 years to relearn, readjust and redevelop into a functional adult. The man of my dreams was a guiding light thru it all as, was on specific friend. Alan and Robin who are both very important to me to this day. Alan is my husband of 25+ years and Robin is my best friend. Life is different and challenging to all of us. Let us take a 90 minutes to discuss how we can increase the happiness in our lives. Join me as I welcome my Guest Marc Gersenburger. He is a martial arts teacher, Husband, Father and Happy man-lets pick his brain to see his secret to happiness. Tonight at 8 PM EST.
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?
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