Welcome to Your Unique Brain
A podcast of hope helping those with brain injuries to increase compassion.
I am Sabine and I’m a psychotherapist who experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury.
I am striving to creatively connect the Bodies, Minds and Hearts of people living with a Traumatic Brain Injury. Together we work with what is wholesome, unique and special about ourselves.
Can you relate?……..
Are you dealing with Sensory Sensitivity?
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Do you have any of these symptoms?
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It may be due to a traumatic brain injury, an accident, a traumatic experience, Lyme’s disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a disability or simply because of burn out.
If this is you, then you know the debilitating consequences this challenge has on your life; physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, professionally and financially.
Your nervous system and brain have difficulties processing and organizing information. Neurofatigue may be the reason that everything is just too much, too fast, too loud, too busy. Most of the time you feel overwhelmed and feel strained.
You wonder if you are crazy because one day you feel fine and the next day you are experiencing brain fog. You may be having difficulties functioning at home, let alone in complex environments like at a supermarket, at school or at work.
Do you have days where: You Miss Yourself – the person you were before your life changed? Do you remember feeling vibrant, active, engaged, energetic, professional and intelligent but can’t get to that level of being anymore?
If you are like me, this can cause self-loathing and loss of confidence. Frustration is common due to a lack of understanding by others who think you look just fine – and you know you are not! The most powerful words that someone could say to you, especially when dealing with an invisible disability are, “I believe you!”
Do you long to relate to people who “get what it is like” to live with these challenges?
The question we must ask ourselves is: Am I able to take the hand that has been dealt out to me and allow it to make me a better person? Am I getting bitter or better?
Everyone needs support after a life changing experience has pulled the rug out from underneath them! If this is you, then you are at the right place. Here, on this website, you will connect with people who echo your experience, who provide education, skills, tips and strategies so your focus shifts from thinking about what you can’t do to what you can and how. I’d like to share the wisdom I have gained from having a Traumatic Brain Injury myself. I believe sharing this is priceless to others in a similar situation. I’ve combined my experience of living with a TBI, my background of being a psychotherapist, my love of movement, nature and art to continue helping myself transform and others also.
Here you will be inspired and encouraged by other people’s success. Confidence is built by focusing on your strengths and not weaknesses and by being content with both your strength and struggles. Here you will learn to change your perspective by witnessing others’ journey, sharing resources, receiving support and compassion.
One of the goals is to get to a place of higher functioning by slowing down.
Increase the quality of your life, by slowing down!
This is more than an educational forum. It is also a place to find meaning from the challenges we face, to find acceptance, and to fully take advantage of that one life we have been given.
Your challenge/symptoms are now an element of yourself, an alteration of your being, a new definition of yourself. We will bring forth that which is wholesome, unique and special about ourselves. To show each other what it means to be a full human being that can contribute.
I foresee unexpected benefits and possible life changing experiences for us by connecting here.