It’s healthy to experience a range of emotions. But after brain injury, you may feel overwhelmed by difficult thoughts and feelings. Dr Zoe Fisher offers a helpful new perspective on sadness, stress and anger.
Dr Zoe Fisher shares a metaphor for accepting or avoiding difficult emotions – to help you move towards the things that are important to you, instead of struggling against painful thoughts and feelings.
When we experience negative emotions, it’s usually because we’re dwelling on something in the past or worrying about the future. Mindfulness can help you to be present. Lowri Wilkes talks through a simple exercise to get you started.
Dr Zoe Fisher discusses the benefit of positive emotion and experiences following brain injury, talking you through some exercises that have been shown to improve wellbeing that you can practice at home.
Professor Andrew Kemp explains how positive health behaviours - such as engaging in regular exercise and adopting a healthy diet - complement psychological interventions for improving wellbeing following brain injury.
Dr Giles Yeates explains why, following acquired brain injury, survivors often need their world to be predictable and routine-based to manage day to day. However an unavoidable aspect of life that is very unpredictable is the presence of other people – their actions and communication.