One of the biggest challenges brain injury survivors face when returning to work is a lack of understanding from their employers.

Living With Head (Brain) Injury

picture from

https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/

One of the biggest challenges brain injury survivors face when returning to work is a lack of understanding from their employers.

see

https://www.facebook.com/headwayuk/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf

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One of my biggest dilemmas/conflicts has been what (and how) to share with my potential employers, as it’s so hard for people (let alone many health professionals) to understand the full nature and effects, so complex,  of head/brain injury.

NB:

With experience, I found honesty (absolute) is always the very best policy!

Also see “But you don’t look disabled”

from

https://www.facebook.com/headwayuk

Incidentally. Headway UK were a great help to us with most helpful and valuable info in “the/our very dark days” of 1988/89 *

In the days before widely available “info” on the www.

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”
enough there for…

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An Open Book: My Story, My “little” Life

Living With Head (Brain) Injury

51sCb8Q9G3L._SX312_BO1,204,203,200_An Open Book: My Story, My “little” Life

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see Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=craig+lock+%2B+an+open+book

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=craig+lock+%2B+my+story

and

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All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

MINE!

“When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

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pictures from https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2015/12/05/its-through-the-cracks-that-the-light-gets-in/

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Brain Basics

Sharing some Information and Thoughts on Head and Brain Injury

Introduction

The brain is incredibly complex. Here we’ll show you the major parts, where they are located, and some of what they are responsible for. As each view and section appear, you’ll see a description here. The description will include what might happen when different areas of the brain are injured.

Please keep in mind that brain injuries can be as complex as the brain itself. A blow to one part of the head can potentially cause damage on the opposite side or even throughout the brain.

see

http://www.brainline.org/content/2012/08/brain-basics.html

and

https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/

There’s are an interesting page at

http://www.brainline.org/content/2011/07/lost-found-what-brain-injury-survivors-want-you-to-know.html

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”
enough there for now, c!

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Executive dysfunction after brain injury

Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI)

Executive dysfunction is a term for the range of cognitive, emotional and behavioural difficulties which often occur after injury to the frontal lobes of the brain. Impairment of executive functions is common after acquired brain injury and has a profound effect on many aspects of everyday life.

This page explains what executive functions are, why they are so important and which part of the brain is responsible for controlling them

see

https://www.headway.org.uk/about-brain-injury/individuals/effects-of-brain-injury/executive-dysfunction/

from

https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”
enough there for now, c!
LIGHT from www.facebook.comespirationalphotos
picture (great) from

pictures from http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

https://writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com/

http://www.writingintothelightbook.wordpress.com

and

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

Shared by craig (“Information and Inspiration Distributor, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder”)

(well my friends and family say I’m “safest” just writing and encouraging others)

head in the cloudsPS
Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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PPS

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

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IF: “If I can throw a single ray of light across the darkened pathway of another; if I can aid some soul to clearer sight of life and duty, and thus bless my brother *…”

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

Source: IF: If I can throw a single ray of light across the darkened pathway of another; if I can aid some soul to clearer sight of life and duty, and thus bless my brother *…”

pictures from http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

and

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

Shared by craig (“Information and Inspiration Distributor, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder”)

(well my friends and family say I’m “safest” just writing and encouraging others)

PS
Best wishes from the First City to see the light

dawn-best2

PPS

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

Share, encourage and spread HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT

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A World Turned Upside Down

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”