Books for Survivors of Brain Injury

Books for Survivors of Brain Injury

Books with information for survivors of brain injury

Survivors or persons with brain injury face many challenges as they rebuild their lives at home and in the community. These books describe their cognitive, physical and social challenges and provide coping strategies and tools for adjustment and rebuilding relationships.

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Lost and Found: A survivor's guide for reconstructing life after brain injury

Coping with life after brain injury is not easy. This practical and user friendly workbook and guide for survivors and their families is packed with everyday strategies, tips and accommodations to address the cognitive challenges of daily life.

Based on the author’s experience as a survivor and as facilitator of hundreds of support groups, Barbara Webster gives tools and methods for overcoming challenges, envisioning goals, and continuing the healing process at home and in the community.

This collection of “brain injury survivor wisdom” gives users a wide array of compensatory strategies and cognitive techniques that can be used each day, no matter where one is in the journey of recovery. The workbook comes with a CD or flashdrive to print all forms and worksheets.

Item: LFSG
Price: $30.00
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Not What I Expected: My Life with a Brain Injury (I didn’t know I had!)

Recovery from her physical wounds was all that seemed to matter back in 1977 when Sara’s legs were badly broken in car crash that upended her college graduation and shiny new career plans.

Imagine living your life with an undiagnosed brain injury. No one told Sara Lewis about the “severe concussion” noted by a doctor at the hospital. So she lived for nearly 3 decades with a brain injury she didn’t know she had. During those years, frustration over thinking problems grew. Wrong turns, misunderstandings, and defeats at work and at home led to emotional and behavioral meltdowns that are the hallmark of so many brain injuries. Public awareness was growing, but not fast enough to save Sara from ruining her career, losing friends, and becoming more and more isolated.

Even after her traumatic brain injury was diagnosed, it took another decade and another trip to graduate school to become a speech-language pathologist for her to understand its impact on her life. Acknowledging and adapting to her brain injury has finally freed her to live her life fully as a survivor of a brain injury.

Not What I Expected is also available as an eBook click here.

Item: NWIE
Price: $15.00
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The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Stress Reduction

Stress is a part of life—but it doesn’t have to take over your life. With this guide, you’ll develop the skills needed to help you manage difficult emotions, cultivate self-compassion, adopt positive physical and emotional habits, build resilience, and connect with your true values.
Item: MWSR
Price: $25.00
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The Practical Guide to Cognitive Rehabilitation: Overcoming Cognitive Neurological Impairments

Authors Dr. Kimberly S. Hutchinson and Lawrence S. Dilks have developed a workbook filled with readings and exercises designed to assist persons with neurological impairments in the recovery process. Each section has activities and worksheets with a variety of visual and cognitive activities. Sections include orientation, attention and concentration, processing speed, memory, executive functions, language redevelopment, visual perception, anxiety and depression, and extra activities. This workbook is for individuals, caregivers, and clinicians.

If you are a therapist or clinician, please see the special package for clinicians titled For Clinicians - The Practical Guide to Cognitive Rehabilitation. click here.

Item: PGCR
Price: $30.00
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MANDALAS and JOURNALING: A Colorful Pathway to Healing the Brain

This workbook provides therapeutic activities (directed journaling and coloring mandalas – spiritual and ritual symbols representing the universe) that focus on fine motor skills, attention/cognition, creative expression, and developing right hemisphere creativity. The workbook is for individuals with brain injury on their journey of recovery. When shared with caregivers and family members, the activities will provide a glimpse of what the survivor sees through the lens of a brain injury.

This workbook reflects years of practical application and research on how to use directed journaling statements and the complementary mandalas to exercise the right hemisphere creative centers and promote an alternative, holistic approach to healing.

Included with the workbook is a starter set of coloring pencils.

Item: MAJR
Price: $15.00
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To Root and To Rise: Accepting Brain Injury

Accepting a changed new life is one of the greatest challenges brain injury survivors face. It’s also one of the most important. Coming to terms with brain injury can mean the difference between a mournful life spent looking backward and a meaningful life spent moving forward.

In this book, long-term brain injury survivor Carole Starr mines her own acceptance journey for nuggets of wisdom to help others. Each chapter contains numerous strategies survivors can use.

This book is more than the story of one survivor accepting brain injury. It’s also a workbook that readers can use to apply the strategies to their own brain injury journeys. The opportunity to think, write and talk about one’s own experience makes this book a powerful resource.

You can watch Carole's keynote speech about resilience (Oct., 2017) at the Vermont Brain Injury Conference! Here's the link:to the video.

Item: TRTR
Price: $20.00
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Learning to Live with Yourself after Brain Injury

Also available as an eBook click here.

Jeff Sebell explains how we can go about regaining our "Sense of Selves" in a step by step, easy to follow way. Starting with "Resetting Zero," and moving on to "Discovery" and your "Relationship with Your Brain Injury," Jeff maps out the path we can follow to living a fulfilled life.

Jeff, a 40 year TBI survivor, dives into the nitty gritty of living life after brain injury, examining the meaning of what has been lost, and showing us how we can rebuild ourselves.

With honesty, clarity, and a determined sense of self, Jeff shows brain injury surviviors that there is a difference between recovery and discovery. This short book is full of lightbulb moments. A worthwhile read for anyone struggling after a brain injury. - Reviewed by Rosemary Rawlins

Jeff has added "Lecturer" to his long list of accomplishments in this video.

Item: LLWY
Price: $12.00
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Living Life Fully after Brain Injury: A workbook for survivors, families and caregivers

Editors Robert Fraser, Ph.D., Kurt L. Johnson, Ph.D., CRC, and Kathleen Bell, M.D. , along with a impressive group of co-authors have compiled an impressive and practical workbook on the long journey of brain injury. Whether you are a civilian or veteran who has survived a brain injury, a family member or caregiver, a clinician, advocate, or direct care staff, you will find this workbook is a valuable resource and tool for living a full life after brain injury. It pulls together…

· Scientific information from evidence based research

· Range of topics from coma to living in the community

· Compelling personal vignettes to illustrate content

· Tools for personal assessment and practical strategies

· CD with worksheets for personal and professional use.

This is the publication that has been missing up to now in the field of acquired brain injury. With chapters by 19 national experts on brain injury, it is informative at a “cutting edge” level but presented in a format and writing style that is empowering and clear for individuals and families. A CD contains 46 worksheets that can be printed and used by survivors, families and clinicians.

Read an interview with author Richard Fraser.

Item: LVLF
Price: $35.00
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Tell Me This: Encouragement and Hope after Brain Injury

This thoughtful, sensitive, and engaging pocket guide gives athletes, veterans and individuals hope and encouragement as they navigate the challenges of living with a brain injury or concussion. Designed as a pocket guide for quick reading and reference, it will give you far more than a pocketful of readings and reminders of what’s important for your recovery. LeBlanc best describes her writing as "wisdom nuggets or little soul energy packets wrapped as words."

Tell Me This will lift you up when you are feeling down. It will restore your belief in yourself. It will help others understand your triumphs and your disappointments.

Item: TMTH
Price: $7.00
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Meditations on Brain Injury

As a survivor who has lived with brain injury since 1989, Mike Strand’s short book offers a perspective on the ups and downs - triumphs and challenges - of not just survival but living life fully. Unlike books that chronicle recovery day by day, his format of short essays provides insight into his personal struggles and achievements. They will cause readers to pause and reflect on the meaning of brain injury for their lives.

Read an Interview with Mike Strand.

Item: MEDIT
Price: $10.00
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