Survivors have choices for building a new life after brain injury. This tip card compares negative and positive approaches to coping, recovery, and adjustment of persons with brain injury. It contrasts the value of focusing on the past and what has been lost to focusing on the present and what can be done. It is the beginning of a search for a “New Normal” after brain injury.
The information and tips on reactions, emotions, abilities and attitudes are useful for brain injury support groups as well as individuals. This tip card is a useful tool for discussions with family members, counselors, and peers.