Traumatic Brain Injury in Adults and Children
Did you know that 1.7 million people, including 475,000 children, sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the United States each year?
This statistic comes from the Brain Injury Association of America, as well as this fact:
3.1 million individuals live with life-long disability as a result of TBI.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Injury Prevention, the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries are:
Symptoms of Brain Injuries
One of the problems with milder forms of brain injury is that the symptoms vary dramatically from person to person. The symptoms are often experienced internally, but are not obvious to the outside observer.
There are elusive and fluctuating physical symptoms like dizziness, occasional nausea, and greater sensitivity to light; while cognitive and emotional symptoms may include difficulty with concentration, thinking that is not clear, and one’s memory not working as well as before.
Very often, this milder form of brain injury leads to people feeling like perhaps they are “crazy.” It can also create tension with loved ones who don’t have a grasp of what’s going on and don’t know how to help.
With more severe brain injury, in addition to the hidden and elusive symptoms, there are overt symptoms to the outside observer such as an obvious disruption in the ability to organize movement and often times, impaired speech.
Traumatic Brain Injury Rehab: Anat Baniel Method Provides Breakthrough Results
When an adult has had a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or stroke, when a veteran is injured, or when a person suffers from debilitating illness, often times, the Anat Baniel Method℠ (ABM) can provide breakthrough results.
What is often overlooked is that after trauma, the brain is a changed brain that needs to manage a changed body. It can no longer manage the body and organize itself the same way it did before the trauma.
The importance and centrality of the brain and the nervous system is universally recognized. However, the big challenge is how to access the brain to help it heal from trauma.
Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injuries with the Nine Essentials
When a brain is traumatized, its capacity to perceive and organize in relation to the stimulus that is coming in is greatly compromised. For the brain-injured person, the incoming stimuli is often times experienced as a blur that is hard to decipher.
The Nine Essentials of the Anat Baniel Method help the brain of the brain-injured person improve its capacity to perceive differences. The perception of differences—visual, auditory, olfactory, or kinesthetic—is the source of new information to the brain.
The more the brain is capable of perceiving finer and finer differences in the stimuli that is coming in, the more it has information to work with. These perceptions drive the creation of new connections, new patterns, and new solutions—physical, cognitive, and emotional.
The good news about the Essentials is that they are easy to learn and easy to implement.
Most importantly is that there are ways to access the brain, to help it heal, and do its job of organizing all action better.