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My guest this week is Lillieth Grand, MS, MT-BC, Executive Director of Milestone Music Therapy. She has been a music therapist for over 18 years specializing in working with children who have neurological impairment, traumatic brain injury, autism, developmental disabilities, and chronic health conditions.
Mental illness and Christianity have been at odds with each other for a number of years. For a long while, it was thought that any sign mental illness or cognitive impairment was a result of demonic possession. Later, those who suffered from these disorders were locked up in an institution away from the embarrassment of the family. Further still, as our medical knowledge grew, our diagnostic abilities have expanded our understanding of how the mind works. And yet, even today, the topic of mental illness is still a taboo subject.
For Christians who suffer from some type of mental illness or disorder, it may hit a double impact. For the godly woman who is torn between her faith and her health problem, she may be having a hard time with reconciling the condition of her soul with the condition of her mental health.
Do godly women and mental illness go hand in hand? Are they compatible with each other? Can a woman of faith still suffer from bipolar depression or anxiety attacks? Is her faith dependent on her mental state?
We'll be talking about this and more with our guest Barbara Rupp, author of The Woman at the Well Bible Study guide. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app. Or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/7625919 Tune in!
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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Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa and a staff physician at the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Hospital, where she teaches medical students and resident physicians, sees patients in traumatic brain injury and therapeutic lifestyle clinics with complex chronic health problems that often include multiple autoimmune disorders, and conducts clinical trials.
She is also a patient with a chronic progressive neurological disorder, secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. But thanks to the power of the Wahls Protocol™, which is based on Functional Medicine and the Wahls Paleo™ diet, Dr. Wahls restored her health and now pedals her bike five miles to work each day.
To learn more or to participate in Dr. Wahls’ clinical trials, visit: www.terrywahls.com
Ray is a young stroke survivor. It has been found that he was suffering from a rare condition called thoracic outlet syndrome or TOS for short. This caused an aneurysm to form in his subclavian artery. TOS sent him through a round of surgeries and stays in the hospital. Doctors started going over all his brain scans and investigating and found by comparing brain scans done before that he had suffered a stroke sometime around August of 2011. He recovered. then one morning with a horrible headache that would not go away, it was also accompanied by nausea and uncontrollable vomiting. He stayed home but on the 2nd day the pain was so unbearable and that he decided to call the doctor and was told to get to the ER. He went and the last thing he remembered was a voice saying, “you have significant bleeding in your brain and we are not equipped to handle this.” He was having a hemorrhagic stroke. They had to do an emergency craniotomy to drain the blood from his brain.
This show is about stroke and brain injury and is for anyone interested in stroke with bits and pieces thrown in for inspiration, ways to be healthy, less stressed and more. I want to be here to share and to lift up other stroke survivors or warriors. I want to help you find out there are others going through what you have gone though. Maybe not the same journey but a survivor none the less. To give positive information, inspire and embrace what you have and continue moving forward.
The TEAM WORK READY RADIO SHOW is hosted by Jeff Rose, Ms. Carmen Watkins, Frankie Sanders, Mrs. Pamela Rose, and others plus great guests.
Segment 1: "How Impairment Rating Impact Your Claim"
Segment 2: "Amanda Taylor - CEO of Today's Marketing: The NEW Team Work Ready Smartphone App for Android & iPhone"
Segment 3: "Your Injury Is Not Just YOUR Injury"
Segment 4: "Mike Pete - COO of Today's Marketing: How TWR Works With Its Partners"
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My name is Beau Chatham and I am a Master Coach with The Burris Institute.I am also the CEO & Tribal Leader of Warrior Life Coach, an Atlanta, GA-based executive coaching practice, where I work with business professionals, athletes, and combat veterans.A little bit about my background – I was a commissioned Infantry officer in the United States Army. I am Airborne Ranger qualified, saw ground combat in Grenada during Operation Urgent Fury, and served in numerous other command and training positions.I left military service after 10 years and found myself in the world of biotech and pharmaceutical commercialization, where I marketed injection and oral drug therapies. I also served as a corporate trainer, where I conducted and coordinated medical education programs for sales representative, focusing in the areas of anatomy, physiology, and disease state management. My areas of teaching were in cardiovascular and neurological disorders. It was here, that I was first introduced to the concept of Evidence-Based therapies and how important they are in gaining measurable outcomes. This is what ultimately led me to finding The Burris Institute methods of coaching. remember following the country’s combat actions of post 9-11, not from the newspaper or the talking heads on the TV, but rather through medical journals. Of particular note, I recall the longitudinal studies of Dr Charles Hoge published October of 2004, in the New England Journal of Medicine that addressed the growing mental health burden being produced from extended combat operations.As a warrior and medical educator, I knew that I wanted to help our returning combat veterans, so I started looking in to life skills coaching. The problem was that so many of the life coaching schools insisted that coaching was for “healthy” people and that the emotional states of fear, guilt, and anger were best suited for psychiatry.
This week on Moving Forward in Faith, Terri will be speaking with special guest, Dr. Michelle Bengtson. Dr. Michelle has been in private practice for 15 years and is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist with more than 20 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and mental disorders in children, adults, and seniors. Speaker, author and physician, Michelle is also a woman—a wife, mother and friend. She has experienced her share of trouble and trials and knows the pain of losing someone she loves as well as the despair that can follow trauma or illness.
Combining her professional expertise and personal experience with her faith, Dr. Bengtson is on a mission to instill hope in the hearts of those who are suffering from or caring for those with ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, developmental disorders, head injuries, dementia, and the neurological side effects of illnesses such as Epilepsy, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, and Cancer, as well as psychiatric disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder.
Everyone goes through hard times, but you are not alone. Hope is the key to the survival of your soul. Dr. Michelle Bengtson provides sound practical tools, affirms worth, and encourages faith. She instills hope to unlock joy and relief—even in the middle of the storm.
Links to connect with Dr. Michelle:
Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/DrMBengtson (DrMBengtson)
Meet Cam Compton as I talk about my journey before and after stroke. I am a new host on Brain Injury Radio every second Friday of the month. I will interview stroke survivors and others to educate and inspire my listeners to continue their recoveries. I hope that my journey will offer my listeners insight into stroke recovery.
This show is about stroke and brain injury and is for anyone interested in stroke. I throw in bits and pieces to offer inspiration, and suggest ways to be healthy and less stressed that have worked for me. I hope to share and lift up other stroke survivors or “warriors.” I want to help them find out that there are others going through the same journey. Though our journeys are not the same, we are all survivors nonetheless.
More Horse Racing News! Bruno De Julio has been a workout analyst and thoroughbred owner for the past 20 years. He is the author of “Bruno on Workouts: Exposing the Mystery.” Racing With Bruno.
Kostya Kennedy knows baseball! Kostya Kennedy is the NYT best-selling author of 56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports,and Pete Rose: An American Dilemma. http://www.kostyakennedy.com/
Meet Dr. Damon Dye: Dr. Damon Dye is the author of Know When To Hold ‘Em: A Guide For Spouses Of Problem Gamblers and is a National Certified Gambling Counselor. Dr. Damon Dye has spent over a decade working with problem gamblers and their families. During that time, he has learned that problem gambling is a largely misunderstood, hidden impairment. http://www.knowwhentoholdem.info
Alzheimer's Speaks is sadden with the loss of one of it's experts living with dementia. On April 1st, 2015, Dena Dotson planned to leave this world in hopes of a better life. Although everyone may not agree with her decision, it is important for us to honor her work and advocacy to improve the lives of others living with dementia. We will not judge her decision but accept the fact that none of us can really know what decision we would make if to walk in her shoes.
Today Dena no longer suffers from the symptoms of dementia which made her life unbearable. Today we will celebrate the gifts she gave us while here and grieve her loss together as a community.
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Everyone is to be respectful to Dena and her family. There will be no tolerance for anything less. We can and will debate the issue of life and death choice with dementia at a more appropriate time.
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