Episode #20: It’s me this week! I’ve received this question so many times while working with my courageous survivors, and recently a listener. Dr. Jen…why am I so angry? How do I stop feeling so pissed off!!
I talk about this and my journey to understand this complicated emotion and in the words of Berne Brown…a powerful catalyst but a life-sucking companion.
It’s ok to be angry! But don’t stay there. Find ways to use it as a catalyst as it is a life-sucking companion.
Work through your nervous system. There are probably great physiological reasons why you are feeling anger. Check out my free email course below, I talk about that a bunch there!
Be mindful of your physiological state. Wearable technology has come a long way! Use measures of physiology as guides to rest and take a break when you are triggered or angry.
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My email course, it’s free! https://view.flodesk.com/pages/606e5015d0ab2d0103020f8a
Bonus, a re-air from Hope After Head Injury! Have you wanted to learn about other therapies for concussion or acquired brain injury? This week on the podcast I talk about EMDR and we have a re-air of a podcast from Cristabelle Braden’s podcast, Hope After Head Injury. I link the original episode on her podcast here: https://hopeafterheadinjury.com/hopesurvives/ I thought you would get a ton of value from listening to her questions. You can also hear me talking about EMDR here on a therapy focused podcast: https://thingsyoulearnintherapy.buzzsprout.com/ All the trauma things last week! Finally, I co-authored a blog…I will get it up on my site when I get some help with that! Until then, check it out on Veronique's blog: https://www.weirdwonderfulbrain.com/post/emdr-processing-trauma I also provide this therapy in my clinical practice in the state of Maine. Spend a week (or a couple days) with me in beautiful Freeport, Maine and heal from the trauma of your injury. www.newlifeofmaine.com. ...
Some notes about the program...I will be back in a week or two with a solo series on brain injury emotions :) ...
During this conversation, Melissa and I talk about mental health and concussion. She shares her insights about concussion recovery and mental health. She is such a wonderful resource for concussion information and hope! There’s always something that you can do according to this brain expert. Meet Melissa: Melissa Biscardi is a Registered Nurse and osteopathic therapist. She calls herself a brain crusader. Her practice and research focuses on concussion treatment and brain optimization. She is the founder of Concussion Rehab Lab and Brain Tool Kit Concussion Rehab Lab is her clinic space for patients and an online group for clinicians who want to learn more about concussion management from a non pharmacological approach. The Brain tool kit is an affordable, easy to use app that patients can use on their own or with a clinician for eye exercises, concentration, memory and word recall. Things we discussed: The importance of finding a functional neurology specialist. Melissa says that her intake is 4 pages long! She finds that a detailed assessment on each system of the body is essential in order to assist in finding solutions to your symptoms. We talk about pillars such as sleep, nutrition, and mental health. These are the foundations of the house for recovery. There is always room for improvement! You can always get it in a better direction. We talk about mental health and trauma and how this may impact your symptoms. She discusses concussion subtypes, Melissa added that 30% ...