Happy National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) | Week of 10/14/22
In this newsletter
Brain Health Education (videos)
Brain Referrals & Resources
Other TBI Support (Research)
TBI Meeting dates/times/link
I. Virtual parent support group for their children with brain injury
This Wednesday 10/12 8:15 pm to 9:15 pm PST: thank you Talin!
Please click below to register for link directly (this link bypasses all of the unnecessary clicks/calls!)
Great resource because it is facilitated by a pediatric neurologist and a pediatric neuropsychologist (participate at NO cost!)
This group is for any parent of brain injury - no matter child's current age!
II. State TBI Advisory Board, CA Dpt of Rehabilitation meetings
Tuesday 10/11/22 Subcommittee Meetings
8:30 am PST = Data Analytics
11:00 am PST = Education & Public Outreach
2:00 pm PST = Public Policy & Funding
Monday 10/17/22 Full Board Meeting
9:00 am to 3:00 pm PST (Call in: 408 638 0968)
Meeting ID: 857 7202 4194 Passcode: 45906377
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) & Adverse Family Experiences (AFEs): The “Advent of Autonomic Dysfunction” - Thank you Victoria!
Friday October 14th at 11:20 am to 11:40 am:
There has been lots of interest in this topic as of late about how early adversity and chronic stress can result in sensitizing of your nervous system in a way that makes the body more susceptible to brain injury symptoms!?
Medical Speech Therapy for Brain Injury - Thank you Maureen!
Friday October 21st at 11:15 am to 12:15 pm PST
Tracking Symptoms with Power of Patients - Thank you Hannah!
Saturday October 29th at 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm PST
IV. Ruben is currently taking personal time to manage his health ♥
Please join me in sending well wishes & prayers for a full recovery! He will be stepping away from the network temporarily and will return next week ☺
BRAIN HEALTH EDUCATION:
see all past presentations on our website, CLICK ME
I. Cognitive Rehabilitation Classes: Session 5 recording below
Download the Slides: CLICK ME
II. How does your memory work?
♪ Memory happens in 4 stages ♫ - Thank you Miss Katie!
III. Global Grief presentation from Swami Sivansankari (10/07/22) - thank you Sym!
Grief is a loss of ANYTHING (old self, old abilities)
Be curious! Maybe it’s different, than what I thought?
You can Stretch, Breathe, Chant
- Thank you Carley!
REFERRALS & RESOURCES
I. Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center with Swami Sivasankari
Monthly free yoga open house: https://sivanandala.org/satsang/ Click the “JOIN” during the posted days/times to join via Zoom!
M O R N I N G S A T S A N G
Thursday special program = 6:00–7:15am PST – JOIN
E V E N I N G S A T S A N G
Wednesday = 7:30–8:45pm PST – JOIN
Sunday = 5:30–6:45pm PST – JOIN
B O N U S :
International Online Satsang with Swami Sitaramananda
Thursdays = 6:00–7:30am PST – JOIN
Email at email@example.com to be put on the list to receive Satsang updates.
II. “Goal Setting” Assistance 7147186415 (text 1st) - Thank you Bruce!
Living with brain injury can be incredibly disheartening because your previous goals may seem out of reach… but take a moment to reflect on what your values are first ♥
Would you like some assistance with identifying your values?
See video below & CLICK ME
“Taking progressive steps forward toward a goal that is personally meaningful in the future… gives you motivation in the present!”
5 Attributes when setting a GOAL: Thank you Carley!
Relating to yourself and relevant—WRITE down
Specific: what do you have control over?
Measurable: how you will achieve it
Achievable: a deadline
OTHER TBI SUPPORT
I. Contribute to brain injury research by completing the survey below!
Discuss your difficulties and disabling experiences below - Thank you Dylan!
II. The largest NIH study on concussion is happening right now!
CARE4Kids Study Website
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL MEETINGS
130 West Bastanchury Rd., Fullerton, CA 92833
Friday, 10/14/22 @ 11 AM to 1 PM PST
open group format
Saturday 10/15/22 @ 11 AM to 3 PM PST
Both In-Person & Virtual
11 am - 1 pm PST Cognitive Rehab Course
1 pm - 3 pm PST Support Gathering
If you haven’t already, please complete survey to obtain directly relevant resources from St. Jude Brain Injury Network and other services, then email back to Daniel.Ignacio@stjoe.org (for assistance contact our office at 714 446 5626)
MISSED A MEETING?
Click button below to view all of past newsletters. Also available on our website in the Resources tab.
Best regards and have a fantastic day!
Daniel Ignacio, PhD LMFT CBIS
St. Jude’s Brain Injury Network