A beautiful broken brain

June 21, 2016

Stroke affects 15,000,000 people year across the world ….it can happen to anyone,anywhere, anytime. In the early hours of a Monday morning in November 2011, 34 year-old Lotje Sodderland was woken from her sleep with a pain in her head so excruciating that she lay on the floor waiting to die. She was experiencing a […]

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Thinking outside the box

June 14, 2016

They always say time changes things But you have to change them yourself Andy Warhol   I am taking the action to change my mind, I have a choice, it is my body…. I am the one in control,  I can regain function. There is no magic pill that can transport me back to how […]

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Breathing in and breathing out

June 10, 2016

I love this little video that I discovered on the Feldenkrais online website. It perfectly illustrates of the main tenets of The Feldenkrais method, we’ve all done this before….. Its taken stroke to set me down a similar path of discovery. The great power of the brain, is that it’s plastic! Once you learn something […]

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Slow down, you move too fast

May 31, 2016

Ok, I hold my hand up (the good one, lol), I’m so guilty… always in a rush, caught in the “fast – track”, that is up until now when life’s cruel circumstance has forced me to slow-down. Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going fast- you also miss […]

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My brain is plastic, its fantastic

May 26, 2016

My goal is to get better, I want to return to the same level of ability that I enjoyed prior to my stroke. Ok ok , I needed to establish this, even if it may seem to you that I am stating the obvious! I’m finding life after stroke takes a lot of energy. Recovery […]

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A stroke of luck

May 24, 2016

Hi, this is Kathy James founder of ShrinkRap. Over the next few weeks I have decided to share my personal experience of stroke, and in particular with The Anat Baniel Method On December 26th, full of Christmas plumptiousness I arose full of energy, and decided to head to my local rec. centre to work off […]

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April 2nd is Autism Day

April 1, 2016

April 2nd is Autism Day and all of April is Autism Month. The recent increase of diagnosis of Autism poses a huge challenge to families and a great burden to society. Thousands of highly qualified people, from activist parents, to researchers, to therapists and innovators are hard at work looking for ways to help the […]

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Signs of a Stroke

March 18, 2016

I am posting this video because its quite personal. On December 26. 2015 I suffered a stroke. I was at the gym. I knew instinctively what was happening to me. I was immediately assisted by the gym attendant and lifeguard from the pool and they implemented F.A.S.T. gave me oxygen, and called 911. I was […]

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