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April 10, 2020 - Keeping connected in self-quarantine with support group leader Michele Kauffman



Summary

Brain injury survivor and support group leader Michele Kauffman joins Deborah Crawley to offer her experience and advice for folks trying to manage their lives and keep connected during the ongoing coronavirus-imposed quarantines. Michelle brings joy, laughter, empathy, important information and a whole lot of love to the show.

Show Notes

Brain injury survivor and support group leader Michele Kauffman joins Deborah Crawley to offer her experience and advice for folks trying to manage their lives and keep connected during the ongoing  coronavirus-imposed quarantines.  Michelle brings joy, laughter, empathy, important information and a whole lot of love to the show.

Links to FREE online wellness and entertainment:
Subtle Body Solutions - Heidi Frank Palmer, guided meditation Sunday mornings - SubtleBodySolutions.com 

Liziah Therapies - Liziah Richards, meditations plus gentle yoga coming soon! - LiziahTherapies.com

King County Library System - audio & ebooks, movies, art classes, educational videos - KCLS.org/online-resources/

Brandon Blake’s Bonus Time Music on Facebook shares music, education, love and compassion after his brain injury recovery.
“Bando” plays music, reads and interacts with kids and parents - BonusTimeMusic.com

Resources for mental health and addiction: 
NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness - NAMISeattle.org 
Phone: 206 783 9264 Text: 206 207 7765
Email: helpline@namiseattle.org 
Referral and information helpline.
Monday - Thursday 9:00 - 5:00. Leave a message and call will be returned as soon as possible.

AA / NA Alcoholics Anonymous: www.seattleintergroup.com
206 587 2838 24-Hour phone line. 
Schedule available on website. Most meetings are online; however, you can still find some groups meeting in person with social distancing. The 24-hour phone is staffed by sober alcoholic volunteers. You can’t leave a message, so keep trying if busy. We have several folks in our groups who are willing to chat if you are looking for help in your recovery.

Alcohol and drugs may feel relieving at the moment - just remember, “There is no long-term help in the bottom of the bottle.” 

Crisis Clinic - 24 Hours: 866-427-4747 
National Domestic Abuse Hotline: 800-799-7233 
Suicide Hotline: 800-273-TALK OR 800-273-8255 / 800-SUICIDE OR 800-784-2433 

Inner Smile Meditation: “I breathe in, I calm my body, I breathe out, I smile, dwelling in this moment I am well.” - Tich Nhat Hanh

What is Brain Injury Today?

Brain Injury Today is the official podcast of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington. Join Executive Director Deborah Crawley for insightful and inspiring conversations from members of the brain injury community.

For more resources related to traumatic brain injury go to:
Brain Injury Alliance of Washington – biawa.org
The Pooled Alliance Community Trustspactrusts.org
Brain Injury Art Showbraininjuryartshow.org
Brain Injury Today Podcast braininjurytodaypodcast.com

This episode of Brain Injury Today is sponsored by the Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Council and was produced and edited by Goal17Media.com and is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify.






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