The other guest speaker was Theresa Cunningham, who led a lively discussion on the basic brain anatomy and TBI ( Traumatic Brain Injury).
Terry works for the Center for Excellence in Disabilities.
Many activity professional have residents who have suffered brain injuries and it affects how they interact with others and participate in activities.
The discussion talked about the amygdala which controls our emotional response. Damage to the temporal lobe may result in someone not having any emotion or be emotional all the time. This energy and emotion in a long term care environment can cause stress for the residents and needs to be managed. Helping residents channel this emotion is where the activity professional comes in.
Some people who have cognitive disfunction still live at home, thus don't have the support of an activity professional ( or other healthcare professionals).
The Center for Excellence in Disabilities has a program that is free for anyone who has suffered a brain injury in West Virginia. The center sends out a resource coordinator who will come to their home and help determine what resources are available.
One of the programs they offer is called, Funds for you, where individual with TBI are eligible for up to $250.
The West Virginia DHHR program is funded by a grant.
All the training, support and resources they offer are free.
I enjoyed being a motivational speaker for the activity professionals, my motivational speeches were the Nerve to Serve and This Would be Funny if it Wasn't Happening to Me!
On September 23, 2014, I am a motivational speaker for the APUC ( Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp) Safety Symposium.Read More
You cannot help someone who refuses to take responsibility for his actions. For him, he deflects all criticism and remains stuck as a victim.
Victims cannot heal. Best selling author and motivational wellness speaker, Caroline Myss, suggests these stages to let go of being a victim:
Identify your injuries. Go back and look at your life to unravel the areas of pain and suffering ( wounds)that you may be holding onto.
Have a witness. Partner with someone non- judgemental who will listen and say ...that hurts, I'm sorry. This person must love you enough to walk away and not give these wounds power.
Be aware of how often and how much you use your wounds to define you. If possible keep a journal of times where an excuse
Many civil servant, government employees find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place trying to please everyone. Trouble is, no matter how good you are; you can't.
Myss calls herself a mystic in just one area in life: medicine. Not traditional medicine but the intuitive ( mystic)kind.
At the start of her career, Myss attempted to practice traditional medicine. She quickly discovered she could not not walk that path, so she turned a medical clairvoyant overnight.
Being medically intuitive , Myss entered a scary world she didn't know and left behind the comfort of a world that she recognized. Yet, she knew it was right.
Myss teaches that every part of your body resonates to a frequency, as do your thoughts. Myss also believes your biography becomes your biology.
We create our future, we create disease and we create health.
Through her work she has discovered that people have the power to heal themselves. Her definition of heal is the disease is no longer in your body and you are no longer afraid of it returning.
We heal our own body, however that perception gets watered down depending on the maturity of the soul.
If we have the power to heal ourselves, then why don't we? Because we can put the perception that we can heal in our head but it's just a perception and it's not activated.
Through her work, Myss has learned that not everybody wants to be healthy.
Our biography is important because it becomes our biology.
Motivational wellness speaker, Myss present several audio motivational speeches , you can download them here