Gray Matters Survivor Outreach

April 26, 2011

Pegasus Rising – Partnering Horses and Humans for Healing

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Pegasus Rising

Partnering Horses and Humans for Healing

Gray Matters is working with Pegasus Rising.  We  have been asked to offer Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT Program)
to the people that attend our support group, on a monthly or bimonthly.  Heidi Lerner has been through the EAT program and is now a volunteer for Pegasus Rising. Cressa is now in the Equine Assisted Therapy, 4 week session.  Lynn has visited Pegasus twice for two of our group’s sessions.
Contact Heidi if you are interested.

San Diego Support Group for Parents and Caregivers of Children with Traumatic Brain Injury

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This blog provides information about upcoming support groups and resources for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents who have sustained a traumatic brain injury.

Why attend a brain injury support group?

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* Emotional healing comes through interpersonal contact

* Sharing of similar experiences helps members feel less isolated and more empowered to deal with daily challenges

* Encouragement comes from learning about the achievements of others who have overcome similar difficulties

* In contributing, members feel useful and the experience gives meaning to their lives

* Education results from the exchange of information and personal experiences

* Enhances interpersonal skills

* Socializing establishes and teaches the importance of maintaining important connections with people

* Self-expression – as emotions are experienced and released, creates a greater understanding of oneself and one’s capabilities can be better accessed

* Involves confidence building

* A supportive and non-judgmental environment allows for honest self-expression and better interpersonal communication

* Growth occurs

* Long-term members see new participants and reminisce about where they began and how far they have come in their personal journey.