• 03:04

    "Brain Injured Moments" with Dr Maria on Recovery Now with Kim Justus

    in Health

    Regular Recovery Now contributor Dr Maria Romanas is back to discuss a familiar issue in our community!


    "Most brain deficits are not constant skill deficiencies. They only make trouble at certain times and in certain places—this is why we call them “Brain Injured Moments” or BIMs. Learn where, when, and how you make them so you can stop making them. To teach yourself these lessons, you should fill out a Self-Therapy Log each time you notice a BIM—it directs your self-therapy to focus on the tasks and situations that require you to do something in a new and different way." - Larry Schutz, PhD


    Recovery Now is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. I introduce topics, and guests 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! This is a "we" recovery program, because it is in the "we," that we discover 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.  :)


    Some nights we will have a featured guest, others we will introduce a topic of recovery, encouraging callers 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  and  “Like” me at facebook.com/inaflash.org


     


     


     

  • 00:42

    Healing the Injured Brain

    in Family

    Looking Inside the Brain


    Background: For the last century, scientists have been able to use the x-ray machine to examine the bony parts of the living human body, but they were not able to x-ray the living human brain. Since the 1970s, however, new computer technology has been devel- oped that goes far beyond the capabilities of the x-ray and allows scientists to exam- ine a living individual’s functioning brain. Because of this new technology, scientists have learned a great deal about how we think, feel, and perceive.


    Sports are a major cause of brain injuries to children and young adults. Studies show that 7 to 10 percent of all football players will sustain at least one concus- sion while playing. Pat LaFontaine, a star American-born professional hockey player, had to retire from the National Hockey League after 14 years and six con- cussions. Multiple concussions can result in memory loss, difficulty with think- ing and concentrating, and even more serious problems. Doctors and brain researchers are cautioning all athletes about the dangers of brain injuries.


    SUGGESTED RECALL QUESTIONS: 1. What is a concussion? A concussion is much more than being “knocked unconscious.” Neurologists define a concussion as any change in mental status resulting from trauma. Such changes can include headaches, nausea, sleeplessness, moodiness, and an inability to focus one’s attention.


    How did Pat LaFontaine’s brain injuries affect his family relationships? He became depressed, had a personality change, and even had difficulty reading stories to his children.


    The brain can recover from concussions if it has time to heal. Multiple concussions, especially in a short period of time, can increase the risk of serious brain injury.


    VISIT OUR NEW BRAIN WEBSITE

  • 01:26

    Brain Injury Awareness 2 at Brain Injury Round Table

    in Education

    Brain Injury Round Table is a place for Ideas, discussion, and recovery for people seeking solutions, to bridge the gap between understanding your brain injury and how to change your life for the better. Brain Injury Round Table is a place of discovery and exploration of the sacred moments in ordinary events. It is a place where you will find your center when the world is spinning out of control. In so doing you will unlock secrete pathways in your heart and gain greater enlightenment. So be prepared to hear some great information to motivate and inspire us and change the World.
    In honor of Brain Injury Awareness we will speak with the always interesting Tai Campbell, a survivor of two severe childhood brain injuries. Tai is a tireless activist who is leading the effort to take back his community by empowering the youth of his community to create a better world. Since his last appearance on the show he has lobbied business and civic leaders to expand job development. And, last week heasthe took part in Brain Injury Awareness activities at the U. S. Capitol. He'll report on what he heard and said. You can reach Tai at www.tbocn.org.

  • 03:04

    Late Night with Joeygiggles Live on Brain Injury Radio

    in Education

    Hey everyone,

    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... 

    Blogtalkradio Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/braininjuryradio

    Call in number: 1-424-243-9540

    Call in anytime for questions and comments... Invite youre friends it will be a great show form the mind of yours truly Joeygiggles

  • 01:31

    WTF? - w/Kevin A. Phillips - Is it STILL Brain Injury Awareness MONTH?

    in Self Help

    There is nothing new in the Universe, just new to YOU! ~Gzus

    Interviewer: Brain Injury Awareness Month you find...


    Kevin A. Phillips: Superfluous


    Interviewer: Why?


    Kevin A. Phillips: You're going to regulate Brain Injuries to a Month?


    Interviewer: Oh, come on.


    Kevin A. Phillips: What do you do with yours? Which month is Drama Awareness Month?


    Interviewer:  (pause) Well, I'm not a Dumb Retard Asking for More Attention (D.R.A.M.A.)


    Kevin A. Phillips: Okay, Which is Ignorance Awareness month?


    Interviewer: there isn't one.


    Kevin A. Phillips: Oh really? Why Not? Do you want one?


    Interviewer: No


    Kevin A. Phillips: Right, neither do I, I live with my Brain Injury every single day.


    Interviewer: How are we going to fix this?


    Kevin A. Phillips: Stop beLIEving something is wrong and start UNDERSTANDing each other more.

    Join us tonight as Kevin and the Marvelous Maggie bring to light some misperceptions that could inhibit your FUNctionality about Brain Injury Awareness the 11 other months out of the year.

  • 01:31

    Brain Injury Round Table with Louise Mathewson,

    in Education

    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.

  • 01:24

    Brain Injury Awareness at Brain Injury Round Table

    in Education

    Brain Injury Round Table is a place for Ideas, discussion, and recovery for people seeking solutions, to bridge the gap between understanding your brain injury and how to change your life for the better. Brain Injury Round Table is a place of discovery and exploration of the sacred moments in ordinary events. It is a place where you will find your center when the world is spinning out of control. In so doing you will unlock secrete pathways in your heart and gain greater enlightenment. So be prepared to hear some great information to motivate and inspire us and change the World.
    In honor of Brain Injury Awareness we will revisit two previous guests of Brain Injury Round Table. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to the amazing Cheryl Kempf and the intrepid Tai Campbell. Tonight we catch up with these two survivors for updates on their selfless advocacy since their last appearance on the show.
    Cheryl is Chair of the Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council for the state of Texas. She also shares her story with audiences in an effort to inspire awareness and motivate change. Under her leadership the council has been involved changing the world for brain injury survivors through new legislation. Tonight, Cheryl will describe their activities and bring us up to date on their progress. You can reach Cheryl at Ckwords@aol.com
    Our other very special guest tonight is Tai Campbell, a survivor of two severe childhood brain injuries. Tai is a tireless activist who is leading the effort to take back his community by empowering the youth of his community to create a better world. Since his last appearance on the show he has lobbied business and civic leaders to expand job development. Yesterday he took part in Brain Injury Awareness activities at the U. S. Capitol. He'll report on what he heard and said. You can reach Tai at www.tbocn.org.

     

  • 01:31

    Brain Injury Communication with Michael Idell presents Open Mic Night

    in Education

    Brain Injury Communication with Host Michael Idell presents this night for brain injury survivors, caregivers, and the public get to know each other by speaking and listening to each others stories.


    LETS LEARN ABOUT EACH OTHER!!!


    Please join us all over the world in getting to know each other in the brain injury community to get to have fun, laugh and put personalities together. We have some motivational, fun loving people who love to stand up for brain injury awareness month.


    PLEASE CALL 424-243-9540 TO LISTEN IN OR TO CHAT!!!

  • 01:00

    OUT SMARTING BRAIN INJURY

    in Education

    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?

  • 03:02

    Bouncing Back after Brain Injury - Dream Catchers - Les Paul Morgan

    in Dreams

    Bouncing Back after Brain Injury - Dream Catchers - Les Paul Morgan


    It’s far easier to fall flat on your face than to bounce back after Brain Injury or at the least that’s what they all say. But is that true or false? The reason I asked the question like that is far too often we the people living with Brain Often Tend to fall into That False Narrative That the Statement Must Be True.


    Because this is brain injury awareness month and because so many people have felt as if they have fallen through the cracks of society.  I want you to help me set the record straight because people traumatic brain injuries and similar injuries are some of the most amazing productive and talented individuals on the earth!!!



    Name some recovery tools
    Resources, resources, resources, make a list.
    Developing coping skills
    mastering your mindset
    individual support/legislative support
    self-confidence
    Open floor open Mic!


    This is brain injury awareness month; let’s go live it, feel it and go make a difference in the world now! Let’s help others along the way! Join me for live chat, phone calls and listening on your PC as well because we’re the world’s biggest support group helping one person at a time finding resources to turn their lives into a triumph over tragedy!

  • 03:02

    Brain Injury Awareness Month - Share your story with Craig Sicilia

    in Social Networking

    March is brain injury awareness month, there are so many stories, so many successes that survivors have had.  Let us share some of those stories tonight.  Kind of an open mic night about brain injury stories.  Your story could be the story that helps someone through their challenges and hard times so please share your story tonight


     


    Listen in tonight and make sure you call in and share your individual story, be that voice in the dark of the night be you

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