ABSTRACT

Session 4 – Physical Changes after Brain Injury

This session focuses on increasing the group's understanding of the effects of the brain injury; increasing the awareness of the impact of their brain injury on their physical abilities and how this may impact their everyday life, emotions, identity and behaviour, increasing their understanding of the rehabilitation process.

On the flip-chart, write ‘Physical Changes’ in the centre. Ask the members to identify physical changes they have noticed within themselves and each other. Write on the flip-chart in a spider diagram format. Next, write the groups feelings about these changes in a different colour radiating out from the changes. Following this, discuss and write what has helped the group cope with these difficulties since their brain injury. Finally, at the bottom of the flip-chart, write any suggestions of who the members can turn to for help and advice. Recap the session at the end.