Rebuilding After Brain Injury
This innovative 24 week program is usually offered twice a year, and teaches the anatomy of the brain, the causes and effects of brain injury, neuroplasticity and rehabilitation after brain injury, coping strategies and the problem solving process for issues such as:
- Sleep problems
- Headaches and chronic pain
- Changes in hearing and vision
- Decreased attention and concentration
- Memory problems
- Slowed thinking
- Grieving process
- Irritability and anger
- Lack of motivation
- Changes in self identity
Connect, Learn and Grow (CLG):
Connect, Learn and Grow provides 1 ½ hour educational discussion meetings that run weekly. There is no start or end date, and each week has a separate topic. This allows participants to join the class when they wish, and not worry about what they missed.
Content is largely based on the “Rebuilding After Brain Injury” course. Discussions involve brain injury related topics, including the physical, cognitive, and emotional effects of brain injury, and the impact of injury on daily life.
Each session is divided roughly into three segments:
- presentation of educational information
- discussion and sharing about individual experiences
- suggestions and strategies about how to improve coping with situations, and day-to-day functioning
This is a 12-14 week program (depending on class structure) with two hour classes once per week.
In between classes, the facilitator meets with the survivor, and family members, for 1:1 sessions to help integrate newly learned skills. This program runs on average about once per year, depending on need and class size.
The program utilizes a behavioral approach, with a focus on learning and practicing specific skills to aid in the management of anger.
Family After Brain Injury Program:
(Coming soon!) This program will run in the evening, once per month. Family After Brain Injury will provide education and support for family members who work during the day.
It will have an educational component, and provide opportunities for sharing and problem solving. Each week a specific topic will be picked.
Substance Abuse And Brain Injury:
This is a one hour presentation and discussion about the effects of substance on brain injury, and has the flexibility to be held at our office, or wherever needed (such as in treatment or correctional centres).
And, due to PG BIG’s adaptability and flexibility, a new educational program can be created and implemented any time there is a need. Some examples may include: Anxiety Management, Stress Management, Communications, and Problem Solving.