Monday, 21 March 2016

Flooding - Becoming Overwhelmed After Brain Injury



This video explains a lot of what I experienced in the first year of my recovery from concussion. "Flooding" is a new term to me but exactly explains my experience of being overwhelmed when there was sensory overload. It all makes sense now...





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  1. Really excellent resource, with proper full text of the speech so users have the option of visual + text and/or sound. As resources should be.

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  2. Hi, I wanted to read your blog properly and finally found the time to catch up on the full archive. It's an interesting mix although I hope there are no more blogs about lorries! That sounded horrific. Stay safe and keep writing. x

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    1. Thank you Jane for taking the time to read my blog. I have just written a new blog post. It's been a struggle to find the energy to write because I'm so tired from work so that is what I've written about - returning to work! Yes, the lorry incident was a shocker! I must be here for a reason!

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  3. I love this video. These tips are so awesome and I use a lot of them. Once you figure out what does not work or trigger symptoms, you learn to strategize. I will be sharing this video. Thanks for sharing this Julia. You're awesome.

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  4. Thank you for sharing this video. I learned an important kernel of info at the end and that is to intentionally whose myself to just one trigger little by little at a time to raise my threshold. My P.T. was having me work on 4-5 triggers at once!

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  5. Thanks for your comment Shari. I think everyone is different in what is best for them but generally I think we are pretty good judges of what is happening to us. Hopefully your P.T can work with you at the pace that works for you. Sometimes I have needed a bit of pushing though when the next step has seemed too much so occasionally I have been asked to step beyond what I feel is possible - this has worked out well on some occasions and not so well on others. It is often a matter of try it and see. Being truly overwhelmed (flooding) though is really awful!

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