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Part 4. Internal Themes of Loneliness and Brain Injury

In this blog series, we have delved into the epidemic of loneliness, specifically examining its unique impact on individuals who have endured a brain injury or stroke. Of particular significance is our exploration of the study conducted by Lowe et al. (2021), which focuses on the INTERNAL experience of loneliness and identifies five themes [...]

Part 3: Internal Themes of Loneliness After Brain Injury

In this blog series, we've been looking at how people with acquired brain injuries often feel lonely and lose social connections for a long time. This leads to ongoing experiences of feeling alone and socially isolated. We've been discussing a study by Lowe et al. (2021), where 11 survivors of brain injuries were interviewed [...]

Part 2: Lonely In My Head

Let us review what we know about loneliness and brain injury. Loneliness is often described as a silent epidemic affecting individuals in modern society, with a unique impact on those who have experienced adversity such as traumatic brain injury. According to the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA), brain injury stands as a leading global [...]

Part 1: Unlocking the Layers of Loneliness in Individuals with Brain Injury

Navigating the intricate tapestry of life after a brain injury, loneliness emerges as a silent companion, intricately weaving its threads through the internal landscape of those on the journey to recovery. As a therapist at Colorado Brain Injury Therapy, I'm eager to embark on a three-part exploration that sheds light on the profound impact [...]

Unveiling the Veil: Ableism, Hidden Disabilities, and the Stigma of Brain Injuries

Ableism permeates society, affecting individuals with disabilities in diverse ways. One aspect often overlooked is the discrimination faced by those with hidden disabilities, like brain injuries. In this blog post, we'll explore the intersection of ableism, the stigma surrounding hidden disabilities, and the specific challenges faced by individuals with brain injuries. Hidden disabilities, including brain [...]

Personality Changes & Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

Personality changes often accompany traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). In fact, there is a threefold increase in personality changes following a TBI. It's not a specific personality syndrome, but rather a range of changes that reflect the challenges and coping strategies developed by TBI patients. These changes can involve amplifying existing personality traits or developing [...]

Empowering the Soul: Seeking Counseling After a Brain Injury

A brain injury—what a life-altering event. It's as if the world as you knew it suddenly shifts, and the challenges that lie ahead seem insurmountable. But here's the thing, my friend: seeking counseling after a brain injury isn't a sign of weakness; it's an unbeatable display of your inner strength. In this blog, we'll [...]

How is Narrative Therapy Effective in Navigating Life After Brain Injury

Brain injury is a life-altering journey, one that often leaves individuals grappling with profound changes to their sense of self. As a therapist, I've had the privilege of working closely with individuals who have experienced brain injury, and their narratives have shed light on the complex and deeply personal ways in which they redefine themselves [...]