ABSTRACT

Session 6 – Mood and Behaviour Changes after Brain Injury

As with the previous two sessions, the main objectives are to increase the individuals’ acknowledgement and understanding of the impact of their brain injury, in particular on mood and behaviour, and how this affects their everyday life and of the rehabilitation process.

On the flip-chart write ‘Mood and Behaviour Changes’ in the centre. Ask the members to identify mood or behaviour changes they have noticed within themselves and each other. Write on the flip-chart in a spider diagram format. Next, ask the group what they feel about these changes and what do these changes make them feel about themselves? Write the responses 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.