What does it mean to have a creative mindset - and how can it help brain injury recovery? Let’s talk about it!
This week on Hope Survives® | Brain Injury Podcast, Cristabelle is joined by fellow survivor Ali Rheaume to discuss the benefits of creativity, and how having a creative mindset can aid in adaptability.
Ali will also share how incorporating creativity in rehabilitation helped her go from a 10% functioning level and nonverbal after TBI to where she is today! Creative activities can help with learning skills post-TBI like trying new things, expressing emotions, and coping with change. This is an encouraging episode full of practical tips and application points!
Listen below or on your mobile device by subscribing on podcast platforms!
2:25 Cristabelle: Applying Creativity
10:35 Introducing Ali
13:25 Ali’s TBI Story
20:50 Creative Mindset in Recovery
23:30 Planning, Pacing, & Balance
28:05 Benefits of Creativity Post-TBI
32:40 Tips for Trying Something New
36:50 Creative Mindset Helps us Cope
29:30 Words of Hope
MEET OUR GUEST:
Ali Rheaume is an encouraging light in the journey of overcoming brain injury. She writes microblogs on social media and engages in public speaking to help multiply hope, provide new perspectives, and apply her gift of teaching to educate and advocate. Ali is the Community Manager of Concussion Compass, an involved member of the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts and of America, and serves on the Brain Injury Council of Massachusetts. She is passionate about people and bringing community together. Ali also started the brand "embracing unique" to share her art and creativity, while reminding people to honor who they are and what they bring to world.
Connect with Ali on IG: @alison.rheaume ; @embracingunique
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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