WHAT WE DO
We are an online community for women suffering with post concussion symptoms. We strive to create real relationships and connections between those who have struggled with life after a brain injury. Our main message is: you are not alone!
All women (18 and older) who have had a TBI and have had lasting symptoms associated with their injury (longer than one month) are encouraged to apply to be a part of our community.
Once your application is accepted, you will be placed into a session with other traumatic brain injury survivors who are interested in the same topics as you! Members will be divided into two groups: participants and listeners. This means that you can be a part of our community regardless of where you are in your recovery or your willingness to share your story to others in a video setting.
Meetings will be a supportive place where members can share what obstacles they have overcome, and what specific strategies or activities have helped (or not helped) them throughout their TBI journey. For each meeting there will be a different topic, and a moderator will help keep the conversation going by providing questions for each topic before the meeting.
After the meetings, you can communicate with other members of your session in a message board on this website (here)! This is a great place to expand on what was talked about during the meeting, or to vent your frustrations about what you're going through to people who understand. A meeting summary will also be available to all members of the session, which will contain the specific strategies or activities that were mentioned in the meeting so you don't have to remember everything.
Applicants may be put on a waiting list, depending on the amount of applications that are received. We plan to start sessions every 8 to 10 weeks. See our Updates section on our home page (here) or subscribe to our mailing list (at the bottom of the page) for up to date information on when the next session(s) will start!
To share and spread knowledge and experiences about navigating post concussion symptoms in a positive and supportive environment through the sharing of each individual’s personal traumatic brain injury (TBI) journey
To share those experiences with those who are in need of guidance and emotional support
MEMBERS CAN EITHER BE A PARTICIPANT OR A LISTENER
Those who would like to actively be a part of the conversation during the video meetings. They are interested in sharing what has been helpful or not helpful for them in their personal TBI journey
The number of participants that are allowed in each session are limited to promote true connections and reduce overstimulation during meetings (4 to 5 participants per session on average)
Those who do not want to share during the video meetings, but would like to listen to the participants’ experiences
Ideal for those whose injury has been more recent
Listeners will have the opportunity to communicate with all members of their session in the community message board after each meeting on this website
Someone who has personally experienced post-concussion symptoms
They come up with questions to stimulate and steer the conversation
They help facilitate the conversation during the meetings and makes sure everyone has a chance to share
THE MEETING SPECIFICS
Time based on members' availability
Frequency every week
Duration of meetings 30 to 45 minutes
Length of session 6 meetings (6 weeks)
Start of session See our "Updates" section at the bottom of our home page (here) for current information about when the next sessions are starting
Topic Each meeting will consist of a different topic, dependent on member interest, such as "Managing relationships with family and friends" or "Exercising with post-concussion symptoms"
INTERESTED IN JOINING A SESSION?
Fill out a membership application here!
Thank you for your interest in joining our community! Depending on the amount of applications we receive for each session, you may be put on a waiting list. We plan to start a new session every 8 to 10 weeks!