Coping Strategies Help

September 2, 2014

I still use my coping strategies. They’re just a part of my normal life now. It took a while to adjust and start using them, but I soon saw the benefits. Looking back, I don’t know why I didn’t use them sooner. They made life so much easier.

September 8, 2014

I struggle with holding my attention after the brain injury. This can be troublesome during conversations with multiple people or if there is any background noise that distracts me.

I give myself and others the best chance by:

  • Making people aware of this invisible challenge
  • Having one to one conversations for important subjects
  • Silence or limited background noise

These strategies are worth thinking about if you know someone who has a brain injury and is struggling with attention.

September 15, 2014

During brain recovery you certainly won’t have it all figured out!

Keep going forward the best you can. Reach out for support when you need it.

Things can improve.

September 19, 2014

I packed up my tools up at work, for the last time. It was a sad day. I would miss the lads who I had grafted with for 18 years. It was a privilege to have worked with them. I would take away great friendships and fond memories.

Leaving this career is frightening but I know it’s for the best. There will be something else out there for me.

September 20, 2014

I feel nervous but I am looking forward to seeing what lies ahead regards work. At the minute I have no plans. I need to finish rehabilitation first. I will evaluate my strengths and capabilities and embark on a new career being the best I can be.

September 25, 2014

I have frontal lobe damage which has affected me cognitively.

P.A.U.L For Brain Recovery has worked in partnership with the Department of Psychological Services, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to produce a booklet on Cognitive Effects of Acquired Brain Injury. Here’s a link if you’re interested:

P4B Cognitive booklet

September 27, 2014

I do have difficulties with my brain function, but I am a stronger person than I was before.

Keep going and you will get there.