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Living with a Brain Injury — “it’s all up in your head” — Lest I be lulled back into Denial Video Presentation

Posted by Second Chance to Live on November 11, 2014

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to have you around my table. Several days ago I wrote this article, Living with a Brain Injury — “it’s all up in your head” — Lest I be lulled back into Denial. To share the information with individuals who learn more effectively through watching and listening, I create video presentations of my articles. Today, I will create a video presentation of this article. Below is an excerpt from the article. If you have heard this “it’s all up in your head, or some thing similar, I believe that you will benefit from watching and listening to this presentation.

“Hello and welcome Back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to have you around my table. The reason why I am writing this article is to share what I discovered through my own process and journey of being told, “It’s just up in your head and if you just…then you would not be impacted by your brain injury”. If you have head this phrase or some thing similar, I believe you will benefit from reading this article.

Several days ago I wrote an article: Living with an Invisible Disability — Accepting Ourselves when Other People Can’t. In this article I shared how became aware of the impact that denial was having upon my life and well-being. In my experience,  I stayed in denial for many years because I internalized what was denied and defended surrounding the impact of the traumatic brain injury that I experienced when I was 10 years old. As I shared in yesterday’s article, once my external wounds healed, the impact of the traumatic brain injury that I experienced when I was 10 years old was no longer considered relevant.

Because I bought into the denial system, by my actions; I engaged in validating and defending the denial system that kept me striving in my attempt to overcompensate for what was not seen or understood. As a result, I found myself engaging in a cycle of justifying, answering, defending and explaining why I could not do more, to be more than what was being denied and what was expected of me. This ongoing cycle left me in loose /loose relationship with denial, myself and others. The loose / loose relationship with denial, myself and others that held me captive to a system that “promised” me freedom, yet kept me deceived. 

Let me explain:

To watch and listen to the video presentation of the article, please click on this link: Living with a Brain Injury — “it’s all up in your head” — Lest I be lulled back into Denial Video Presentation

In the event that you would also like to read the article from which this video presentation is created, please click on this link: Living with a Brain Injury — “it’s all up in your head” — Lest I be lulled back into Denial 

Video Presentation of the article that I speak to that helps me to not be lulled back into denial, as presented at the bottom of the article : Living with a Brain Injury — “it’s all up in your head” — Lest I be lulled back into Denial 

Living with an Invisible Disability — The Consequence of Denying My Reality — Part 1 Revisited Video Presentation

Living with an Invisible Disability — The Consequence of Denying My Reality — Part 2 Revisited Video Presentation

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I look forward to hearing from you.

Craig

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