E078: Enlist the Power of Hope to Heal from Brain Injuries (Dr. Melanie Young)

In this episode, we continue our exploration of the application of the Brainspotting modality.  

Our guest, Dr. Melanie Young, discusses brain injuries, symptoms, and interventions. 

We are left with a sense of hope that, through collaborative efforts provided by what we refer to as “allied providers”, people who have experienced brain injuries can successfully heal.

Brainspotting is a modality discovered by Dr. David Grand.

Please visit www.brainspotting.com to learn more.

Listen:

Here are the six mantras from this episode: 

Mantra #1:  Head injuries are often invisible (unable to be seen on the scans).

Mantra #2:  (If symptoms persist or get worse), don’t wait too long to see out further information, such as neuropsychology testing.

Mantra #3: People who have experienced brain injury need extra support (at home, at school, at work).

Mantra #4: Watch for problematic symptoms such as withdrawal, apathy, low mood, irritability, etc.

Mantra #5: Neuroplasticity offers hope to anyone who has suffered from a brain injury (see Dr. Norman Doige’s The Brain that Changes Itself). 

Mantra #6:  Brainspotting (and other modalities offered by “allied practitioners” does not promise “miracles” but it does offer a new better normal for the person who has experienced a brain injury.

More about Dr. Melanie Young

Dr. Melanie Young is a psychotherapist in private practice is based in Boulder, Colorado. She enjoys working with teens, adults, seniors, and couples.  Dr. Young uses an integrative approach to working with the brain, body, and spirit. She often utilizes Brainspotting (BSP) to assist with processing and releasing these memories, as well as to decrease other problematic symptoms. She is a national Brainspotting trainer and provides individual and group consultation for psychotherapists.

Melanie believes that each person has the capacity to heal themselves with the support of the therapeutic relationship.

“Together, we can find strategies to help you strengthen your internal resources and increase your resilience.  I respect all forms of diversity and approach each client with compassion, curiosity, and openness.”

Melanie’s website.

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