Traumatic Brain Injury — Stress, Anxiety and Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Part 1 and Part 2 Revisited Again Video Presentation
Posted by Second Chance to Live on December 1, 2013
Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Thank you. Several years ago I wrote an article series to share some thing that I learned through my process. Several days ago I shared Part 1 of that article with links to the 3 other Part of the article. In today’s article I would like to offer Part 1 and Part 2 of the article in video format.
Below is an excerpt from Part 1 of the article.
“A few days ago I received a request to write an article addressing stress related to the holiday season. In the following article I will address several of the factors that I believe impact the lives of brain injury survivors during the holiday season.
In 2 weeks Thanksgiving will be upon us, then 3 weeks later Christmas and a week later New Years Eve and New Years Day. For many families these 5-6 weeks — with the anticipation and preparation for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years — can be laden with anxiety and stress.
For many traumatic brain injury survivors the filters with in their brains — that monitor impulsive behavior and mood changes — are damaged at the time of their brain injuries. With increased stress and sensory overload — during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years — the brain injury survivor damage filters are taxed. Consequently, the brain injury survivor are more susceptible to impulsive behavior and unexplained mood swings. Consequently, the brain injury survivor may feel shunned and shamed as they interact with family and friends because of the invisible nature of their disability, deficits and limitations. The brain injury survivor may subsequently find themselves experiencing feelings of isolation and alienation.”
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