There are a lot of layers when it comes to brain injury symptoms. In the middle of it, how do you even begin to start to tackle your symptoms in order to move forward? Some days are up, some days are down. It can be overwhelming and emotional when you are just trying to get through each day.
This week on Hope Survives® | Brain Injury Podcast, Natalie Mackenzie joins Cristabelle to discuss advice on managing symptoms, identifying triggers, how to cope, and work towards a plan to improve over time. There is always hope!
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5:15 Introducing Natalie
7:00 Emotional side of Managing Symptoms
17:05 Identifying Triggers/Symptoms
19:35 Growing Self-Awareness
27:00 What’s Not Working vs. What Will
32:00 Investigating your Symptoms
42:30 Uncovering the Layers
46:15 Common Symptoms to Look For
51:15 Facing your Struggles
53:15 Asking for Help from Loved Ones
55:45 Words of Hope
MEET OUR GUEST:
Natalie Mackenzie has worked in the field of Neuro Rehabilitation for nearly 20 years. As a Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapist and Certified Brain Injury Trainer, she has worked with hundreds of families and clients as Founder and Director of a Community Cognitive Rehabilitation service in the UK.
Natalie is also known as The Cognitive Rehab Coach, providing online support and education, blog writing, and contributions to the industry magazine, The NR Times. Natalie has trained a huge number of employees, as well as other industry professionals and spoken at conferences, whilst holding board positions for charities. She strives to increase standards in long term brain injury rehabilitation in the UK and providing more support to those struggling with any level of brain injury.
Natalie holds a BSc in Psychology and MSc in Cognitive Neuropsychology, and is currently completing her ADHD Coaching qualification with IACT. Natalie has a wealth of experience and training in the field both with adults and children, across severities of TBI from concussions to severe injuries. Natalie focus on a large range of goals, identified with the client, from day to day functional skills to return to work or education settings.
Connect: @thecognitiverehabcoach or at https://thebiss.co.uk/
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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This podcast is for education and informational purposes only, and not intended for medical advice. If you need specific medical advice, please consult your physician.