Validation, Recovery, and the Diane Rehm Show

Came across a link to a great blog post, talking about how important validation is for TBI survivors. Validation, Recovery, and the Diane Rehm Show. It talks about how important validation is for TBI survivors, which gives me more food for thought in my work on restoring a Sense-Of-Self after brain injury.

Validation is about more than just getting attention. It’s an important part of reinforcing who we are and who we believe ourselves to be — and who we are becoming.

The blog post also mentions a radio show where the author of “The Ghost In My Brain” talks about his experiences.  I’m listening to the show right now and enjoying it… though I have to use Internet Explorer to hear the audio – none of the other browsers I have will play it.

Gotta run and get supper cooking. I’ll listen to the show while I’m cooking.

Good use of time.


Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

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