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The Brain Health & Wellness program offers non-clinical, wellness, and life-skills classes, specifically designed for those affected by Brain Injury. These FREE classes provide opportunities to acquire new skills, socialize, and take ownership of their health and well-being. Classes are being offered virtually via Zoom.  


UPCOMING CLASSES:


As part of Brain Injury Awareness Month, we have a new 3-part Brain Health and Wellness Class Series in collaboration with the UW TBI Model System


UW TBI Model System Collaboration Part 2: Discussing Your Brain Injury with Others

Talking To People About Your Brain Injury with Whitney Morean, PhD

Wednesday, April 10th: 12 - 1 pm

Whitney Morean, PhD is a disabled psychology fellow at University of Washington. She obtained her PhD in clinical psychology from Seattle Pacific University 2023. Her clinical and research interests have been influenced by her work as a case manager and her insider-professional perspective on disability having the lived experience of transitioning from a disability outsider to having an acquired disability.

This class will discuss how the type of relationship you have to a person impacts what and how you talk about your brain injury. Additionally, we will provide some example scripts for how to talk to others depending on the relationship and context.

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 UW TBI Model System Collaboration Part 3: Physical activity and exercise after brain injury 

Thursday, May 9th: 12 - 1 pm

More details and registration links will be up as classes are developed!




PRIOR CLASS RECORDINGS:

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UW TBI Model System Collaboration Part 1: Brain Injury Awareness Advocacy

Disability and Self-Advocacy: Why, Who, When, and How with Silas James, MPA

Silas is a disabled advocate who has worked in brain injury research for more than 15 years. He was a chair of the Seattle Disability Commission, has created several TBI InfoComics, and co-teaches a class on disability allyship for future health care professionals at UW. You can see his work at TBI InfoComics (washington.edu)

This class explores the reality of unsolicited actions or comments that disabled people regularly deal with. We will consider microaggressions and the options we have to respond. I will also propose a method you can use to know productive ways to respond when appropriate. At the end of our discussion, I will leave you with a tool to build your skills in self-advocacy by learning from our mistakes as well as successes.

*As part of Brain Injury Awareness Month, this is a special extended class. We will run up to 2 hours, with a 20-minute break halfway through the presentation. As always, the class will be available on our YouTube channel following the live presentation.

Visit our YouTube Channel for all prior class recordings

The information provided during our virtual wellness classes and other material contained in the course are for informational and educational purposes only. The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 

These sessions will be recorded and posted to BIAWA's YouTube channel. By participating in these classes, you consent to audio, video, and/or images of you and your participation in these classes being recorded.

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