Have you ever been so overwhelmed you couldn't finish a task? What about feeling overstimulated in a grocery store, to the point of panicking? Many brain injury survivors experience overstimulation and brain fog. This is a great episode to learn some tools on how to process this, whether you are a survivor yourself or a caregiver learning how to identify this for your loved one.
Overstimulation and brain fog can be frustrating both for the survivor and for the people around them. This week on Hope Survives® | Brain Injury Podcast, Taryn Barlow is here to teach us some tools on how to evaluate our environment, lifestyle, and symptoms to figure out the source of overstimulation. We talk about practicing Sensory Awareness, how to have a "battle plan" of strategies to help, and the importance of being patient with yourself.
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9:00 Introducing Taryn
15:15 Lifestyle Beyond Therapies
20:00 Overstimulation - Sensory Awareness
29:00 Brain Fog
31:00 Making Your Battle Plan/Strategy
36:00 Finding the “Something” Source of Overstimulation
42:30 Cognitive Tasks
44:50 Letting Go of Perfection
48:30 Overdoing It Leads to Fatigue
51:00 Words of Hope
MEET OUR GUEST:
Taryn Barlow is a Cognitive Health Coach (TM) which is a unique combination of her background in Speech-language Pathologist, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. Taryn is the owner of a virtual private practice (The Well Brain), that combines her knowledge of cognition and brain healthy lifestyle balance to support adults who have sustained brain injury. She facilitates a support group with the BIA of MA and enjoys supporting the BIA of MA in community outreach. Taryn has worked in healthcare across a variety of settings throughout her career supporting people through their medical healing journeys, listening, and turning individual intentions into action to improve quality of life.
Connect: IG- @taryn_thewellbrain Email- [email protected]
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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