Resources

RESOURCES – OIM has no opinion on any of these topics. They are simply a resource which you may or may not find useful.

MEDICAL

(2016) From The Trauma Center at JRI, “… Bessel A. van der Kolk M.D. has been active as a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of posttraumatic stress and related phenomena since the 1970s. In Dr. van der Kolk’s most recent 2014 book, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma, he transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring—specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies. …” Read more about Dr. van der Kolk and the Trauma Center at JRI:

http://www.traumacenter.org/about/about_bessel.php

(2016) From Luna Productions, “… My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian C Diamond, from Luna Productions. (Five tips for a healthier brain … the pure joy of studying the Brain for more than 60 years). Diet, Exercise, Challenge, Newness, Love…” Click on the link below to watch (6:18)

http://lunaproductions.com/marian-diamond/

(March 2011) Discover Magazine article Back From The Brink “…Dr. Joseph Giacino, 52 and director of rehabilitation neuropsychology at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston is an expert in disorders of consciousness … reports … along with Weill Cornell Medical Center neurologist Nicholas Schiff & chief of the department of medical ethics Joseph Fins also at Weill Cornell, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center neurologist Fred Plum, and a handful of other neurologists around the world … ‘They are called vegetables but many still have thoughts, feelings and memories .. they are human beings who seem to have lost their humanity … but is that really the case’.” The nine page article:

Rediscovering Consciousness in People Diagnosed as “Vegetative”

BRAIN-INJURED, FAMILY, CAREGIVER, COMMUNITY

(September 2017) A Stroke survivor and regular OIM meeting attendee walks again!  Many in the medical community thought this was not possible. Watch Sharon display her vision, purpose, faith, and gratitude. Bravo, Sharon!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD84RLM-lwQ&feature=youtu.be

(January 2014) From Arizona 12NEWS, “… 50 Year Old Man Goes From Death To Perfection 28 Years After His Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) …”  Click on the link below to watch (3:06)

 

http://archive.azcentral.com/video/3029835164001

http://www.thestantravisstory.com

(May 15, 2016) From CBS News Sunday Morning”… This recovering TBI young man never said ‘NO’ to any challenge …  and this doctor, Dr. Joseph T. Giacino PhD, a neuro-psychologist at Boston’s Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, is among a growing number of experts warning of what he calls a “rush to judgment” in cases of consciousness …” Click on the link below to watch (8:28)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/just-keep-going/

(February 2016) From www.independent.co.uk … “When Lotje Sodderland woke up in hospital following a stroke, she charted her recovery by making videos on her iPhone. The resulting documentary – My Beautiful Broken Brain produced by David Lynch – is on Netflix. Access the link below for more information about her and three other brain injury recoverers who are using phones as lifelines to heal ….” 

independent.co.uk

(April 2016 Newsletter p.8) From the Acquired Brain Injury Network of Pennsylvania … “Mom Prevented Organ Donation”

abin-pa.org

OIM [Our Incredible Mind, a tax deductible 501(c)(3)] is accepting Financial Contributions to continue growing OIM.

What is OIM?
OIM is the brain injured community’s access to meetings and fellowship, activities and resources and a work program.

Why OIM?
OIM is today similar to what Alcoholics Anonymous was back in the 1930s. There are traumatic brain injured (TBIs) and acquired brain injured (ABIs) that have found a way to recover and improve from their seemingly hopeless state. The tragedy is that most do not know of this way. Some are dying without hope. “We exist to share our experience, strength, and hope with one another to recover the best we can if we want to.”

Where can I contribute my funds?
OIM is growing each of the three components of recovery.
Meetings and Fellowship: The goal of meetings is to provide hope to those who still suffer. The OIM program is based on the medical communities’, religious communities’ and survivor communities’ experiences.
Activities and Resources: Our goal is to have the most up to date online resource center with best practices from medical, religious and survivor experiences and connections to activities where survivors may find value and benefit.
Work Program: Our goal is to have an OIM chain of farms and restaurants where the brain injured community can work and serve. To connect the brain injured community to companies’ and organizations’ work programs.

What is TBI?
An alteration of brain function caused by external force: Falls, Motor Vehicle, A Strike, An Assault, etc.
What is ABI?
An injury after birth including Stroke, Tumor, Aneurysm, Viral Encephalitis, Multiple Sclerosis, etc.

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