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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."
Welcome to another episode the Brain Injury Round Table. 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 Round Table 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 live 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.
Diana Adkins is deeply committed to understanding the nature of 'life, the universe and everything else', and her passions have taken her around the world - from barns to boardrooms, mountains to monasteries and from seeking to surely finding. Toltec teacher, minister, coach and author of How to Potty Train Your Brain, Diana focuses her work on the Toltec Mysteries, yet she blends her training in Shamanism, Spiritualism, Wicca, Science, Energy, Pranayanna Yoga, Buddhism, Native American Church, Christianity and Life in her work. She is a Reiki Master and is certified in the Law of Attraction, Rays, the Dervish Healing Order and Shamanic Healing. How to Potty Train Your Brain details Toltec philosophy, giving 30 tools to guide us to understand how and what we’re really doing inside – and how to retrain our brain to serve us rather that being a slave to our thoughts. A ‘recovering accountant’, Diana worked as CEO/CFO for non-profits in ID, WA, CA, NM, TX and Indonesia…until she stopped. She says, “I’ll be one of those people that, at the end, skid in sideways saying - Wow, what a ride!” Diana has a free gift for our listeners, so be sure to hear the show. Her website is http://makeitsacred.com
At the top of the show, it's the Starseed News with Anastasia, bringing topics of interest to starseeds that you won't hear in the mainstream!
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I HAD A DREAM
M.L.K. is the master of advocacy a advocacy that changes hearts and minds knowing it takes generations of advocacy and hard work he began a journey that was not popular in the minds of those who stood to lose the most and those they influenced. It was a fight started a hundred years before him and will be going on a hundred years after. But the king taught man to stand up for what they believe, to not accept how things are. He as well paid the ultimate price for his believes. Until Dr. King we humans did not know what it was to stand up for something greater than ourselves To stand up to change what people think and how they treat another person. We will Honor Dr. King and talk about his history as it relates to our future.
So many of us who are living in the aftermath of a brain injury understand this. And as people, our communities and society in general are largely clueless what brain injury means. Hell it takes us survivors who live with it everyday years to even begin to understand. We asking people to understand and accept something they cannot see. And in many cases something we can’t explain or cope with. And most of the time by the time we can begin to explain or understand it, there is no one left to share it with. And like most movements those who feel so deeply and step up to bring change will never see the change in people’s hearts and minds. You can have all the laws and acts and everything else but none of it means a thing until it is in people’s hearts and minds.
How do we change hearts and minds, how do we find each other. Reach out find someone don’t be alone, then together find others. Find that voice that we have in common and change the world.
Many people have an issue with anger, frustration, lack of time and are always wrapped up in their own lives to make time for others. Two worlds collide with this aspect for the brain injured: 1. Communication with others to understand what survivors go through. 2. Caregivers, friends, and loved ones need to listen with an open mind.
PATIENCE IS NEEDED TO MOVE FORWARD.
Listening skills are something most people in our lives need to improve. Strategies are there for learning how to improve these communication barriers. Individuals with brain injuries may not be noticeable to the naked eye but if a common trait by people to stop, listen and ask open ended questions; the frustation and anxiety easily subsides for caring and empathy.
We have a brain injury radio show to broadcast tonight, January 2nd at 8pm-9:30pm Eastern Time (*5:00pm-6:30pm Pacific Time). How many of you can come up with New Years Resolutions associated with brain injury- caregiving or surviving one? That's what the topic will revolve around. Anyone can call in! Call in and speak with us! GUEST CALL-IN (424) 243-9540
Our brains are finely attuned to distraction, so today's digital environment makes it especially hard to focus. "Distractions signal that something has changed," says David Rock, co-founder of the NeuroLeadership Institute and author of Your Brain at Work. Tune in this week to hear how you can brain your brain for success.
As my co-host Dallas Shepard with the Harmonized Brain Center of C/S will give you more insight on how our brain works and using the LENS system. (Low Energy Neurofeedback System) LENS, is a proven safe, effective and the most efficient neurofeedback system on the market for both the client and the practitioner
Dallas is a certified LENS Practitioner and a registered psychotherapist in the State of Colorado with a passion to help others with their neurological challenges. Having been a caregiver of a child that suffered from Traumatic Brain Injury, Dallas has been involved in his son’s rehabilitation since 2003. Dallas has been an entrepreneur since 1987 and is excited about opening up the Harmonized Brain Centers in C/S. Check out the website and call in Friday to ask your questions.
After a TBI, where Deb Palmer lost consciousness over asphalt, resulting in a subdural hematoma and subarachnoid hemorrhage, she was diagnosed with a seizure disorder and major depression. She knew she fell and hit her head, that something was wrong, but didn’t know what. She kept thinking it would go away with more sleep. Nobody referred her to any resources for help or support. Doctors obviously weren’t trained on how to address the long-term sequelae of brain injury or how to help someone who has had one. Deb didn’t want what happened to her to happen to others.
Deb decided to turn anger into something constructive; and, with the help of other survivors and some professionals, published five free newsletters to educate about brain injury. The demand for the publication was greater than expected so she decided to form a nonprofit organization. Thus, the Brain Injury Connection (BIC) was born. www.braininjuryconnection.org
This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. I introduce topics, and survivor's share their experience, strength and hope. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery.
More will be revealed! Tune in, stop in and call in. 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.
Front half of show is a featured guest. to join us in the discussion. The second part of the show is Open Mic and some great Indy Music, sure to inspire!
Host is Kim Justus, author of In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond found at www.inaflash.org & "Like" at www.facebook.com/inaflash.org
Please join Julie Kintz in welcoming Dr. Ana Durand, Rehabilitation Physician, Professor and Researcher from one of the Top Brain Injury research centers, Indiana University Medical School. We get a bonus for this show, Dr. Crystal Massie, Occupational Therapist, Assistant Professor and Researcher at Indiana University Medical School will also be joining us! Tune in, call in and together we can make a difference in the lives of so many.
Join us Tuesday for our first episode of the New Year!
Special guest Michael S. Wilbekin of New York City will give his take on Pope Francis and Mario Cuomo.
On the docket:
- Recap the Year in Review, 2014
- Pope Francis, rabble-rouser, international came-changer, or both?
- Remembering former NY Governor Mario Cuomo
- The trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
- ANYTHING ELSE that's on your mind.
CALL US at 347-850-8445 and join the conversation!