2022 Radio Show Archive

2022 Radio Shows

Kim and Caren Discuss Brain Fundamentals 101 – January 2022 with Caren Robinson and Kim Justus

Much like each computer has a Motherboard (The motherboard is the backbone that ties the computer’s components together at one spot and allows them to talk to each other. Without it, none of the computer pieces, could interact.) Similarly, the Brain acts as the Motherboard for the body. When it malfunctions, the brain components, and indeed many times other parts of the body stop running in synch. Brain Injury feels like we’ve been hijacked by malicious software, or a breakdown of key hardware components. All systems are not GO, and we suffer brain interruption. Tonight we’ll discuss brain basics, what each section corresponds to, and how injury can interrupt the entire bodily system.

Self Advocacy To Love For Self and Others – February 2022 with Caren Robinson and Kim Justus

With Valentine’s a few days off, we decided to discuss Self Love (where a successful relationship begins) – how to become and self advocate, both formally and informally. Self love mean not settling for less than you deserve, and having a high regard for your own well being and happiness. When we learn that, we are free to share and pass it on, while tapping into our own higher selves.

There has been so much isolation among so many demographics these past couple years, perhaps Valentine’s Day may take a different turn for many – Those who pay the love forward, to others in need. Random acts of kindness for others, can make all the difference right now. Unite and fight for what we all really want on the bottom line – To love and be loved, and appreciated. It starts with us.

Peer Pressure and Brain Injury – March 2022 with Caren Robinson and Kim Justus

Kim and Caren will be discussing Peer Pressure as a causal factor for Brain Injury. Whether it’s a Gang or a Frat House, Sports, Social Media Dares and more .. Young people have been experiencing even more dibilitating or deadly brain injuries. These injuries level the playing field, because regardless of race, finances, religion, etc – Brain Injury doesn’t discriminate. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and this topic is one seldom discussed. This is unfortunate, because most of these injuries are preventable. Join us and see how you can help.

Grief and Renewal  – April 2022 with Caren Robinson and Kim Justus

Easter actually began as a pagan festival celebrating spring in the Northern Hemispherelong before the advent of Christianity. “Since pre-historic times, people have celebrated the equinoxes and the solstices as sacred times,”   Later, Easter became recognized as the highest celebration of Christianity. Because the resurrection establishes the belief in life after death. Happy Easter if that’s youHowever you believe, spring signals a time of renewal, when new life and color emerges.

Add the Virus and other news hot topics the past few years, and there has been ample opportunity for us to have reason to grieve. With more isolation, lock downs, fear mongering .. Grief over real losses of all kinds, has perhaps been even harder to bear. Grief is stressful enough, but add everything else mentioned, and no one has been immune to grief. We must take time to grieve, or we would never fully appreciate gratitude.

Tonight we discuss grief and renewal for brain injury survivors. We’ve felt the sorrow, now how do we refresh and move forward?

Alternative Treatments For Chronic Pain  – May 2022 with Caren Robinson and Kim Justus

It doesn’t take a brain injury to suffer from chronic pain, but many who have experienced brain injury, also suffer from chronic pain issues. Many of us don’t want to add addiction to our laundry list of potentially life long health issues, are seeking alternative or more holistic ways to deal with pain. Tonight Kim and Caren will talk about some of the treatments that have helped them, the doctor probably hasn’t mentioned.

Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and How It Can Help You  – June 2022 with Caren Robinson and Kim Justus

Join Kim & Caren to discuss Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), which is a psychological approach that involves analyzing strategies used by individuals who apply them to reach a personal goal. It relates thoughts, language, and patterns of learned through experience to specific outcomes. Neurolinguistic programming is an approach that focuses on how you communicate with yourself and others, and how this affects your behaviors and outcomes.

Proponents of NLP assume all human action is positive. Therefore, if a plan fails or the doesn’t go as planned, the experience is neither good nor bad; it simply provides more useful information. Depending on who you source, NLP practitioners believe there are 5-6 natural levels of learning, communication, and change. Neurolinguistic programming is an approach that focuses on how you communicate with yourself and others, and how this affects your behaviors and behavior outcomes. Included tonight, Caren will lead us in a brief journey of guided imagery.

Lack of Motivation After Brain Injury  – July 2022 with Caren Robinson and Kim Justus

Adynamia: Understanding Lack of Motivation After Brain Injury When survivors demonstrate a lack of motivation and seem disengaged in daily activities it may be a condition called adynamia, which can result from damage to the frontal lobe.

Low motivation after brain injury is more a symptom ofbrain injury than a personal choice to be lazy. It’s important to understand why this occurs.  Join us on the show as we discuss Adynamia, how to utilize some strategies to manage it, and bring awareness to the possibilities of its affects.

Mental Health After Traumatic Brain Injury  – August 2022 with Caren Robinson and Kim Justus

Kim and Co-Host Caren, will be discussing Navigating Mental Health after a Brain Injury, and reframing our thought patterns. Can a brain injury lead to mental health conditions? How can we help ourselves self-regulate?

Simon Says: In My Absence Help Resources  – September 2022 with Caren Robinson and Kim Justus

Kim and Caren will be discussing the many matters of the brain, from injury impact, through what recovery will be, to adapting to what comes next and the possible add-on conditions from the original trauma. And what a long road it is. Introduction of some additional “help” resources  HOPE TBI Co-Op and the “Dear Joyce Exchange.”  Discussion of PTSD/PTS. 

Open Mic for anyway who would like to discuss their trials or triumps with Brain Injury. Join Us 🙂  Simon is recovering from a series of procedures and can’t make it tonight as hoped .. Our thoughts and prayers are with him .. As well as with Craig for complete resolution and healing.

The Miracle Child  – October 2022 with Caren Robinson and Kim Justus

Caren and Kim will be hosting Kelly and Mike Lang, authors of The Miracle Child: Traumatic Brain Injury and Me.  See: themiraclechild.org

Kelly’s brain injury advocacy career began after she and her 3-year-old daughter were injured in a horrific car accident in 2001. Kelly has served on the Board of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia and is a member of the Brain Injury Association of America’s Brain Injury Council as well as the Virginia Brain Injury Advisory Council. Kelly has worked with the National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems’ Brain Injury Learning Collaborative and is a member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Leadership Group and the Person-Centered Advisory Group. She has published articles and spoken to university classes, support groups, and other professionals regarding her family’s experience with brain injury.

Mike earned his Certified Safety Manager (CSM) designation in 2020 and has retained his Project Management Professional (PMP) designation since 2005. Michael is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), National Association of Safety Professionals (NASP), and a program committee member of the National Safety Council.  

Seasonal Affective Disorder and the Process of Change – November 2022 with Caren Robinson and Kim Justus

Be it seasonal affective disorder or change in general, adjusting to the “New & Different” is never without it’s challenges. Join Kim and Caren, call in and weigh in yourself too!

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