Brain injury

WA State TBI Support Group

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Thursday, Nov 30, 2023 | 05:00pm - 06:00pm PST
20 seats remaining
About this meeting
The session will be focusing on discussing the concepts of defusing your thoughts. To create a willingness for change, it can be of benefit to let negative thoughts come and go rather than holding onto those thoughts. Defusing your thoughts can take away their power and not allow them to affect your everyday normal. Through discussion and practice, the group will discuss various types of cognitive diffusion techniques and provide opportunities for personal support and reflection.

About the host
Hello! My name is Nick, and I am a mental health professional out of Washington State, working as a licensed mental health counselor. For several years now, I have been facilitating TBI Support Groups on Hey Peers, and would like to expand myself to being certified on here too.
Motivation for help
My motivation to help is centered around my empathy for those that have struggled with finding themselves following a major life change. I have experienced it myself and it is something that can really benefit from simple social support.
Recent reviews
Really nice to have Nick there to help us through the meeting. The topics and questions are great.
May 16, 2024
Nick is an amazing group leader, and this was my first time attending a group meeting. Everyone made me feel welcome, and heating everyone's experiences made me realize that I am not alone. I look forward to attending more sessions. Thank you!!
Apr 24, 2024
Awesome group!!!
Mar 28, 2024
Awesome session. Really helped me after a tough day.
Mar 21, 2024
Larger group tonight. Went really well. Nick officiated it like a champ.
Feb 22, 2024
Very genuine! Patient and kind. Listened to everyone
Feb 22, 2024
So kind and caring
Feb 21, 2024
Great session. Had a caregiver come in who just went through a major thing and everyone was awesome. Nick was the leader and let everyone talk naturally and it was nice. This is the norm for him. Just saying.
Feb 21, 2024
Wonderful session. Nick is awesome and interactions went smoothly.
Feb 15, 2024
Registration Closed
Attendees (10)
Jamel Panda6622 JacobT Ben L15 Tim Smith Steph Shelby365 David Lorelei
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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Support

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Support Groups

Washington State


Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Strategic Partnership Advisory Council of Washington State provides Support Groups through the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) that emphasize connection, education, and engagement in life after sustaining a TBI.


Our Support Groups are predicated on the concept of a person-centered approach that can aid in the development of long-term knowledge and generic problem-solving skills to help attendees overcome barriers to sustaining a fulfilling life.


These Support Groups may provide a therapeutic effect, but they do not provide therapy and instead focus on delivering organized bodies of knowledge and resources for the betterment of attendees.


The group rotation will consist of scheduled groups of one to two per week. Each group focuses on a specific topic geared towards individuals who have sustained a brain injury, their families, and providers.
*Please note, groups with "Private" in the title are for specific groups and are not open for public entry.

*Closed captioning is offered at indicated sessions.

National and Local Resource Links:


Washington 211


988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline


Community Living Connections


What is Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI? (Video)


Cognitive Behavior Changes with TBI (Video)