Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury and the Grieving Process — Part 2 Video Presentation
Posted by Second Chance to Live on December 9, 2013
In the event that you have not watched Part 1 of this presentation, I would encourage you to do so, in addition to watching Part 2 of this video presentation. You may watch Part 1 by clicking here: Part 1
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 am going to introduce Part 2 of the article, Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury and the Grieving Process. Below is an excerpt from Part 2 of the article.
“Before I began my grief work, I saw denial as an ally. When anguish motivated me to begin my grieving process I began to see denial as an active adversary. As my eyes slowly opened I saw that denial was seeking to keep me trapped in a system that would or could not allow me to realize or accept my reality. In collusion with my fear (s), denial shamed me for not being enough even though I sought to do my very best. Denial also sought to keep me distracted so that I could not see a way to my destiny. Denial led me to believe that I was my disability, deficits and limitations.
Denial minimized my passion and discounted my gifts, talents and abilities. Denial — in practice — sought to silence my voice. Denial kept me shrouded by a societal stigma that devalued my worth because of my traumatic brain injury. Denial kept me subservient to what other people thought of me. Denial undermined my self-worth and self-esteem. Denial kept me crouched in the shadows of isolation. Denial told me that what I thought and felt were of no accord. Denial sought to keep me distracted so that I could not see the truth. Denial sought to disparage my value and worth because I did not live up to denial’s expectations.”
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