Brain injury can affect everything.

The road to recovery and life beyond brain injury can be long, slow and challenging.

How do you do it? With resilience and determination, a positive outlook and by looking ahead. The support of family, friends, and community cannot be underestimated.

We will be developing this little corner of our website into a space for inspiration and hope.

We would like to hear from you!

We are collecting survivors’ stories – would you like to share yours? Please send us your brain injury recovery story and lessons learned along the way – fellow survivors can draw great strength from your experience – email or call us if you would like to share a story in this space.

In the meantime, here is some inspiration from our brain injury survivor community here in Nova Scotia.

Threading the Needles of Life

Our provincial survivor rep, George Crocker, is a published author.

George’s Threading the Needles of Life is a candid and courageous account of the author’s personal journey that will inspire and encourage other brain injury survivors and their families and anyone who is threading their own needles.

Copies available at our resource library at the Hub – 615 Windmill Road, Dartmouth.

Elizabeth Peirce

Another amazing survivor in our community is Elizabeth Peirce.

Elizabeth is a best-selling author, NIA instructor, and concussion survivor.

Her latest book Lost and Found: Recovering Your Spirit After A Concussion is also available at our Metro Community Hub in our resource library on 615 Windmill Road, Dartmouth.

“Concussion is an injury that can make us want to give up. And yet it is important that we do not give up on ourselves while we are healing.” 

Music Therapy Group

Our Music Therapy Group has had quite a year.

They are enjoying the healing power of exploring music together. They have also written their own songs and performed live to a packed house at the Carleton in Halifax. A short documentary is in the works, and they now have a brand new recording.

These four original songs were recorded, mixed and mastered by John Murphy of Simple Productions (also a brain injury survivor)

We hope you love these songs as much as we do – crafted by our Music Therapy Group and celebrating resilience, recovery, and the support of family, friends, and community. This group inspires its members and everyone around them with their courage expressed through the joy of making music together.

Special thanks to Mackenzie Costrun-Li and Find Your Voice Music Therapy. Brains love music! Copies available now at The Hub, $10 each. All funds raised go toward supporting ongoing music therapy programming.

Strategies of Hope

Strategies of Hope is an innovative documentary collaboration between filmmaker Ariella Pahlke and patients, staff, and families at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre’s Acquired Brain Injury Program.

Using a variety of art forms, they explore the effects of a stroke or brain injury and share strategies for recovery.