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Tai Chi for survivors of brain injury and stroke

With a background in Chinese martial arts (tai chi and kung fu), Dr Giles Yeates demonstrates a Tai Chi routine for survivors of brain injury and stroke to try.

Positive Minds: Introduction to returning to work

Returning to work or a meaningful purposeful activity is an essential part of many people's journey's following a brain injury or stroke. Dr Giles Yeates looks at what is entailed in the journey back to work.


Positive Minds: Returning to work post brain injury

Dr. Giles Yeates looks at the complicated journey back to work after a brain injury or stroke and the need for support from employers and clinical services.


Positive Minds: Returning to work - challenges and support

Returning to a work role post-brain injury can be daunting. Dr. Giles Yeates looks at some of the challenges and the support required for vocational rehabilitation.


Positive Minds: Finding new ways to reclaim sexuality after a brain injury

In part three of this series, Dr Giles Yeates looks finding new ways to reclaim sexuality after a brain injury.

Positive Minds: Impact on sexuality from brain injuries: physical, cognitive and emotional

Dr Giles Yeates looks at the physical, cognitive and emotional impact on sexuality from brain injuries and the impact for survivors from medication and from relationship conflict.

Positive Minds: Sexuality After A Brain Injury

Many aspects of a survivor’s body and mind can change in diverse ways following brain injury (e.g., mobility, sensation, memory and thinking). 


Positive Minds: Rehabilitating Love Post Brain Injury - Part Three

After the physical recovery and return to independence has been maximised, often the complex psychological needs between a couple become more prevalent.

Dr Giles Yeates recommends the following leaflets available at Headway.org.uk for further reading: https://www.headway.org.uk/about-brain-injury/individuals/information-library/ 

Positive Minds: Rehabilitating Love Post Brain Injury - Part Two

Dr Giles Yeates looks at the brain science of love and ways to support brain injury survivors and their partners to find their way back to each other.

Positive Minds: Rehabilitating Love Post Brain Injury

Love is the most celebrated aspect of our human lives in culture: through music, poetry and films. We make the biggest decisions of our lives in relation to our romantic partners. However love can be the most complicated and challenging aspect of any person’s life, and romantic relationships can become harder, taking the brunt of the impact from acquired brain injuries with significant strain on relationships and separation a common consequence. However Love is rarely talked about in rehabilitation or prioritised as a goal for treatment. 

Positive Minds: How the widening ripple of brain injury impacts family members

Dr Giles Yeates continues to look at different family relationships after a brain injury. In this video, he talks about the perspective of the extended periphery of the family, including an often overlooked member of the family in support sessions - siblings.




Positive Minds: Family relationships after a brain injury

For the partners of survivors of brain injury, there can be a really profound impact on the state of mind, the mental health, the emotions, the quality of life of the non-injured partner. Part two of Dr Giles Yeates videos looking at the impact of a brain injury on family relationships.




Positive Minds: Introduction to the impact of brain injury on families

When many people think about brain injury, they think primarily about the individual who sustained the injury. Dr Giles Yeates looks at the impact on relationships around a survivor and the significant others in their lives.


Positive Minds: Executive function

Executive functions are complex and inter-related – and include problem-solving and regulating emotions. Professor Jon Evans talks about the impact brain damage can have on them and the challenges that can bring to everyday life.


Positive Minds: Memory

We have many different memory systems. Professor Jon Evans explains how brain injury can affect one or more of those systems – most frequently prospective memory, like remembering to pay a bill or post a card.

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