Brain injury

WA State TBI Support Group

Hosted By
Nick
Tuesday, Dec 05, 2023 | 05:00pm - 06:00pm PST
Free
Meeting Full
HeyPeers
About this meeting
The session will be focusing on discussing our automatic routines in daily life. Our brains are highly efficient and seek to minimize the energy necessary to execute tasks, thus relegating much of our actions and behaviors to our subconscious. However, when establishing a “new normal” after sustaining a brain injury, it can be beneficial to embrace mindful thinking, as it can aid in identifying the beliefs and reasons one behaves. Through awareness, change can truly occur. Through discussion and practice, the group will explore the best strategies for enabling mindful thinking when living with a brain injury 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
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
Great discussion and session. Nick is AWESOME.
Feb 08, 2024
Nick may shave been reading the meeting notes when he gave his talk about the subject we spoke about today. I am going to read it now, with great interest. The meeting helped a lot, but I feel I am a little unprepared to join in the discussion aspect.
Feb 08, 2024
Sorry I got disconnected
Feb 08, 2024
Good session.
Feb 07, 2024
Registration Closed
Attendees (10)
kevin AlexJones Panda6622 JacobT mrpettit Steph Kevin Tim Smith Lorelei Shelby365
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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)