Mindfulness

Most brain specialists will tell you that one of the best things that you can do for your brain to heal is mindfulness aka meditation.  Calming the brain into a relaxed state not taxed by thoughts can make you feel less anxious, more positive & even help manage pain!  These are only a couple of the benefits shown in studies.

I have no training in this & will post what I have learnt from my own self-training during my rehabilitation.  It has helped me control emotional problems, engage better with my physical and mental self, and luckily manage my migraines so that I do not need pain killers.

Jumping straight to “emptying your mind” is likely too much for a beginner, even concentrating on your breath won’t be enough.  Therefore, I created other exercises to help me as I progressed my skills in mindfulness.  I will cover some of these in the blog.  As reading can be a challenge with a mild TBI please let me know if you want me to post audio recordings of the mediation exercises & I will arrange for some to be made.

For all exercises make sure that you won’t be disturbed throughout.

Enjoy them!

Some links about mindfulness below

TBIs & mindfulness

Brainline article
Medscape article 
Vinland Center webinar (presentation)
Traumatic Brain Injury Support
A fellow TBI sufferer’s story

Mindfulness generally

Psychology Today
The Guardian Lifestyle – How to Meditate
TED talk by Andy Puddicombe

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