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...


  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.

  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

    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!

  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.

  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!

  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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