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Traumatic Brain Injury and the Grieving Process — Awareness — Part 5 Video Presentation

Posted by Second Chance to Live on December 18, 2013

If you have not watched Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 of this video series, I would encourage you to do so as each Part builds upon the previous Part. To watch each of these 4 Parts please click on each of these links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 

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. In today’s article I want to introduce Part 5 of the article series that I wrote in May of 2008: Traumatic Brain Injury and the Grieving Process. The information in this series was pivotal for me. 

Below is an excerpt from Part 5 of this article series:

“In part 4 of the Traumatic Brain Injury and the Grieving Process, the impact of anger and resentment upon the grieving process was discussed. In part 4 I shared how my life had been negatively impacted by the anger that I turned inwards on myself. I then went on to share how denial sought through shame to thwart my spiritual and emotional energy.

In part 4 I shared how I discovered that my shame — fueled by my internalized anger – perpetuated my denial, negativity, criticism and a judgmental attitude toward other people and myself. I found that the impact of my negativity, criticism and my judgmental attitudes proved to be counter-productive to being able to accept my reality. Through my process I discovered that I desperately needed to address my shame, anger, negativity, criticism and judgmental attitudes.

Once I realized that I needed to address my shame, negativity and critical nature I found myself back in a familiar anxiety. Upon further examination I found that my anxiety stemmed from my fear of physical and emotional abandonment. In the process I discovered that my fear of abandonment was firmly attached to my core belief that I did not just make mistakes, but that I was a mistake. As I have shared throughout this series — for many years — I believed that I did not just make mistakes, but that I was not a mistake. Consequently, I lived in a state of shame.”

To watch and listen to Part 5 of the article series, please click on the following link: Traumatic Brain Injury and the Grieving Process – Awareness – Part 5 Video Presentation

To read Part 5 of the article, please click on the following link: Traumatic Brain Injury and the Grieving Process – Awareness – Part 5

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