Brain Injury Recovery Support Program

It does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not stop; don’t look back, you’re not going that way. No brain injury is too mild to ignore or too serious to lose HOPE. You don’t need to walk alone on the road to recovery. ~Anonymous

Self Directed Program – Learn At Your Own Pace

What Is The Brain Injury Recovery Support Program?

A brain injury is different from a broken limb or punctured lung. An injury in these areas limit the use of a specific part of your body, but your personality and mental abilities remain unchanged. Most often, these body structures heal and regain their previous function. Brain injuries do not heal like other injuries. The recovery process is different for everyone. Just as no two people are alike, no two brain injuries are alike. Symptoms may appear right away or may not be present for days or weeks after the injury. Some symptoms last days or weeks, while others can last years, or a lifetime. Following acute, post-acute, and/or sub-acute rehabilitation, a person with a brain injury may continue to receive outpatient therapies to maintain and enhance his or her recovery. Another important part of recovery from a brain injury is to reintegrate back into the activities of daily life. The more tools and strategies available to a survivor, the stronger their rehabilitation program.

The Brain Injury Recovery Support Program with Vital Ability, LLC is just one of those additional tools.

Different from our Life Coaching services. The Brain Injury Recovery Support Program is a self-directed program for high functioning survivors or those working with them. This means the person using it can go through the program at their own pace, choose what to focus on/utilize and when, and is able to follow through independently. The program is laid out in an educational format that includes brain injury basics, organizational tools, strategic ideas, lists of resources, worksheets, and other action steps that may assist a brain injury survivor in their recovery process. This program helps bring awareness, encourages self-advocacy, encourages the client to explore options to help facilitate their own personal growth, discovery of self, and may be an effective means of shaping neural pathways.

It is our CHOICES that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. ~ JK Rowling

What are the goals of the Program?

The overall goal of the program is to provide an impactful experience to complement whatever a person’s current rehabilitation/treatment plan is. and to assist with helping the client who is looking to reintegrate or reengage with their life, work, an event, and to offer a resource to support them in the ability to move forward with their recovery process by incorporating steps to support organization, additional communication, and establishing routines to help reduce cognitive fatigue.

It is important to remember that recovery and progress does not necessarily mean that things will be back to the way they were before the Trauma. Recovery doesn’t mean there won’t be struggles, setbacks, deficits, or even growth, healing, and further rehabilitation. While things may not be the same and may now be different or require modifications throughout your life, there are still possibilities.

Who can benefit from accessing this program?

High functioning brain injury survivors, caregivers, family members, healthcare providers, friends, and anyone in the general community seeking to have a better understanding and additional knowledge about brain injury.

The majority of people (medical and non-medical) do not always understand entirely what it is like to live with a brain injury, or understand the challenges, triggers, behaviors, and impact of life changes on individuals who have brain injuries, and their unique needs. They also may not know what approaches are more successful to these individuals. The reality of living with a brain injury is difficult to understand, unless you have had a brain injury yourself or have taken care of someone with a brain injury.

Additionally, this program has been compiled based on personal experience with brain injury, both directly and indirectly. The ability and passion to focus specifically on individuals with brain injuries through this particular program, and their unique needs makes this an exceptional resource.

May your choices reflect your HOPES, not your fears. ~ Nelson Mandela

Does Vital Ability, LLC provide neuropsychological testing, cognitive testing, or cognitive rehabilitation?

No. We specifically only offer the self-directed Brain Injury Support Program.

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. ~ CS Lewis

Some ways a person may benefit from the program

  • learn how to develop and implement functional daily strategies
  • apply skills to renew your confidence and maintain your dignity
  • get ongoing encouragement through your recovery process
  • embrace self-advocacy skills
  • develop best practices for keeping track of appointments and daily tasks
  • explore support options
  • discovering activities to find fulfillment, peace, and thriveability on the recovery journey
  • exploring possibilities while working from your strengths and values
  • challenge client to expand personal awareness through various activities provided in the coaching process
  • Learn how to access community resources
  • Develop strategies to accept new normal and adapting to changes
  • Self-care during recovery.
  • Establishing goals, and clarifying goals based on their current status
  • Strategies to renew confidence and dignity.
  • Dynamics surrounding relationships
  • Self-Advocacy when working with providers/caregivers
  • Discovering activities to assist with finding some joy, peace, and a sense of normalcy

One of the hardest things was learning that I was worth recovery. ~ Demi Lavato