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Help for Brain Damage following a Serious Car Accident

01 Jul

A woman wants to know what resources might help her friend’s son, who suffered brain damage from a severe motor vehicle accident.  

Although in a coma, after 5 surgeries in 10 days. he seems to be recovering. She is also looking for help for the family.  

Here is her email:

Dear Belleruth,

My friend's son was in a severe car accident.  Some brain damage that may or may not heal. Five surgeries in the last 10 days.  But he seems to be recovering and responding well so far, although still in the ICU.

What CDs would you recommend for him to listen to?  He has been in a coma, but I know can still hear some.

And what CDs would you recommend for his mom and sister as they deal with the stress and unknown?

Thank you,  

Dear Nora,
I’d recommend our guided imagery for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) for your friend’s son.  If you want to hear a sample of it, it’s here (link to audio sample from product page)

And you’re right – there’s plenty of evidence that people in comas do in fact hear what’s going on. So chances are, even a guy in a coma can get sick and tired of listening to the same thing, over and over again. So for alternates for him to listen to, I’d suggest General Wellness, Affirmations and perhaps even our imagery for Stroke.

For the mom and the sister, who have no doubt been through the wringer every bit as much as he has, I’d suggest Relaxation & Wellness, Healthful Sleep and Caregiver Stress.

I hope this is a help.  I and our whole Health Journeys team will be wishing for the very best recovery that can be had.
All best,

Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award