The Experience of Stroke and Other Brain Injuries
Following Mary’s major hemorrhagic stroke while attending the 1999 Winter Brain Mind Conference we embarked on a journey of healing. Our emphasis has been on encouraging her organism to move toward wellness. We were determined to take advantage of Mary’s background and motivation. Biofeedback/neurofeedback played a large part in the process with most every modality being involved at some time. We have kept our eye on the journey rather than the destination. After 5 years major changes are still happening.
This workshop is an opportunity to understand the stroke experience from a unique perspective. Some of the topics to be covered are:
The medical decisions made during the acute phase of the recovery.
Mary's experience of the stroke.
· The use of biofeedback, neurofeedback, and HEG including the choice of placements, filters, and modalities.
· The rehab hospital experience and our decision to take over the process ourselves.
Our approach to the risk/benefit issue.
Application of our experience to the rehab setting.
Expect a lively, informal, challenging workshop with ample time for questions
Suggested reading: My Exciting Stroke by Mary Deits