Something often overlooked in brain injury recovery is the effect of trauma or PTSD on the survivor. Trauma symptoms can have a lot of overlap with brain injury symptoms, as both stimulate the Autonomic Nervous System. Dr. Jen Blanchette helps us to uncover what this overlap can mean, and explains how addressing trauma can often be a missing piece that can really help to further along brain injury recovery.
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5:15 Introducing Dr. Jen Blanchette
9:09 Neuropsychology vs. Therapy
14:03 What is “Trauma” exactly?
19:45 Trauma Symptoms
20:45 PCS/PTSD Overlap
24:15 What is Trauma Therapy?
26:25 Role of Autonomic System
31:05 Strategies to Help
32:00 Importance of Community
38:30 Different Types of Trauma Therapy
45:05 Words of Hope
MEET OUR GUEST:
Dr. Jen Blanchette is a Maine based licensed psychologist, trauma (PTSD) expert, fitness/yoga professional, and concussion clinician. She has over 10 years of training and experience in brain injury therapy and neuropsychological testing. Her superpower is curiosity and out of the box thinking to aid in finding new ways to thrive. She helps determined, ambitious brain injury survivors gain the tools and support they need to LIVE again. Dr. Blanchette is also the host of the TBI Therapist podcast, which discusses the intersections of meaning, mental and emotional wellness, and acquired brain injury.
Connect: @tbitherapist | tbitherapist.com
Hear Cristabelle's interview on Episode 16 of Dr. Jen's "TBI Therapist" Podcast: https://tbitherapist.com/episode/hope-after-concussion-with-cristabelle-braden/
Cristabelle Braden is an award winning singer/songwriter, keynote speaker, podcast host, brain injury survivor & advocate.
Connect: @cristabellebraden | cristabellebraden.com
About This Podcast
Have you or a loved one experienced a traumatic brain injury, stroke, concussion, or ABI? This podcast is for you. Sharing hope, support, and education for brain injury survivors, caregivers, and families. Hosted by award-winning TBI survivor, advocate, and singer/songwriter Cristabelle Braden, this is an uplifting podcast to bring hope to your darkest days. Subscribe and stay tuned for messages of encouragement, interviews with professionals, and survivor stories.
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