United Way funds workshop for caregivers on brain injuries

United Way is helping the Caribou Brain Injury Society to put on a workshop March 27 for caregivers of people with a brain injury.

A donation from the United Way is helping the Caribou Brain Injury Society to put on a workshop March 27 for people who take care of people with a brain injury.

The workshop leader is Colleen Butler, B.A., C.R.C., an author, international speaker and lifestyle coach. Butler has firsthand experience recovering from a brain injury.

Her book, Concussion Recovery, is a practical compendium of information, techniques, and insight written from first-hand experience compiled from her own journey to understand brain injury and to find her path to recovery.

Her extensive experience in helping those who are coping with the challenges of brain injury has led her to develop innovative solutions to give hope and speed to the recovery of survivors.

The workshop objectives are:

• To provide coping tools for caregivers.

• To enhance lives of those struggling with an injury.

• Address the mental, physical and emotional issues of a brain injury to increase energy levels.

• Individual strategies for caregivers to enhance their lives and the lives of those they are caring for in a sustainable way.

Caregivers will learn:

• What it feels like to experience a brain injury.

• Strategies to help the injured heal.

• Techniques to prevent burnout.

• Skills to enhance your life.

To register for the workshop contact Courtney Mailhot at 250-392-7772 or by e-mail at wlcbis@gmail.com

The workshop takes place at Thompson Rivers University, March 27. The registration fee is $50.

Butler is also available by appointment to make small presentations to organizations that are not able to have representatives attend the workshop.

 

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