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TBI Workbooks for Survivors

Self help books for survivors, adults and veterans

These self help books for survivors of TBI have practical user friendly information on concussion and brain injury with exercises and activities for cognitive improvement, living independently and advancing recovery. 

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Brain Injury Coping Skills: A support and education program for adults with brain injury and their caregivers

Brain Injury Coping Skills was developed to advance evidence-based practice to help families and survivors cope with the effects of brain injury. This intervention includes supportive psychotherapy, psychoeducation, stress management and problem-solving skills via use of cognitive behavioral therapy approaches. This unique approach to helping adults with brain injury and their caregivers in the community uses a 16 week cognitive behavioral treatment intervention. The manual documents content for 20 sessions with detailed instructions for facilitators, session activities, homework assignments, and a CD for handouts and worksheets. Winner of 2009 McDowell Award by American Society for Neurorehabilitation

Item: BICS
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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 an introductory set of eight (8) coloring pencils.

Item: MAJR
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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
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Brain Tips: Inspirational and Motivational Calendar

Many Survivors look for ways to exercise and strengthen memory and attention. Brain Tips Inspirational and Motivational Calendar encourages you all year long, as you use it year after year. This collection contains quotes to inspire people daily as well as tools and strategies to deal with the cognitive consequences of a brain that does not function as well as it once did. This could be from an injury or a variety of medical reasons including stress, illness, medication, menopause, radiation, chemotherapy or the effects of aging.

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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.

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After Brain Injury: Telling Your Story, A Journaling Workbook

This workbook by Barbara Stahura and Susan B. Schuster guides survivors of brain injury and blast injury through the powerful healing experience of telling their own stories with simple journaling techniques. By writing short journal entries, survivors explore the challenges, losses, changes, emotions, adjustments, stresses, and milestones as they rebuild their lives. Journaling after brain injury helps written and verbal communication skills and provides cognitive retraining for following instruction. It helps promote self awareness as well as recognition of strengths and difficulties after brain injury. It is a tool for planning for the future and discussions with family members. Journaling can be done individually, in a group or with assistance from caregivers or family.

"Click Here" to listen to an recent interview by Barbara Stahura on how her husband's brain injury impacted them and how well he is doing in his recovery.

Read an interview with Barbara Stahura Barbara Stahura.

After Brain Injury: Telling Your Story is also available as an eBook - click here.

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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.

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Survival Kit

Persons with brain injuries often have difficulty with planning and organization due to cognitive challenges. This new planner and organizer is filled with tools, strategies, checklists, schedules, reminders, logs, and charts. They are designed to help survivors develop compensatory strategies for everything from the tasks of daily living to organizing their household and routine. This new second edition of the popular Survival Kit is more compact, portable and affordable for easy use. The Survival Kit is ideal for use in rehabilitation, out-patient programs, residential settings, at work, at home and in the community.

The CD for the Survival Kit is included with files to print additional forms.

Item: SKIT
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Survivor Strategies Package

Buy both the Survival Kit (SKIT) and Lost and Found (LFSG) as a special Survivor Strategies Package and save 20%. Based on the advice and experience of authors who are also survivors of brain injury, this package takes a detailed and practical approach with tools and strategies to help individuals not only get through the day and week but to rebuild their lives and future.
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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.

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