Episode 12 – Acceptance & Reducing Self-blame (Louis)

Louis, currently enrolled at Carleton University, is a former Rugby player, and athlete, who retired prematurely due to numerous concussions. He now spends his time playing and listening to music, reading and working out. We discuss acceptance and self-blame after concussion. Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, ...

Interview Series Episode 1 -Dr. Hilary Duncan, neuropsychologist

Dr. Hilary Duncan is a clinical psychologist with over 10 years of professional experience, including 8 years at Concordia University where she completed specialized training in neuropsychological assessment. Her training includes positions at the ADHD Clinic of the Royal Victoria Hospital, The Jewish General Hospital Memory Clinic, and the Johns Hopkins Hospital Neurorehabilitation Unit in ...

Episode 11 – Finding joy after a brain injury (Baillie A.)

Baillie Aaron credits getting hit by a car with launching her on a journey toward finding her inner joy. As a former CEO, she learned to let go of control and to allow, accept and flow with the present moment. She looks forward to sharing the many healing modalities she tried - from somatic experiencing, ...

Episode 10 – Understanding & Learning about TBI (Marc P.)

Marc suffered a concussion almost 9 years ago playing basketball. He has been collecting ways of dealing with his symptoms ever since. He is an educator in a learning centre, a part-time professor and a proud father. A short description, but an excellent, inward looking talk. Marc understands that the brain injury journey is not so ...

Episode 9 – Concussions, allopathic medicine, holistic medicine (David B.)

David first became injured in August of 2006 following 2 mTBIs within 10-minutes. He also suffers from fibromyalgia and PTSD amoungst other injuries and damages. Learning to free himself form an unhelpful medical system was the best move he ever made and it kept him alive to this day. He works as an energy and ...

Episode 8 – Neuro optometric rehab & neuro-plasticity (Cathy E.G.)

Cathy is a five-year survivor of traumatic brain injury that works as a key player for a variety of different types of companies. She is passionate about neuroscience and TBI recovery. She will be sharing her story of overcoming adversity through self-advocacy and about her recovery that has been centered around neuro-optometric rehabilitation. Cathy is the ...

Episode 7 – Additive brain injuries, medical and holistic treatments (Refael Hileman)

Refael Hileman grew up in Seattle and now lives in Silver Spring, MD. He studied many different areas in college, majoring in dance. His career has been in various IT and business capacities. He enjoys singing, cycling, reading, kettlebells, and ultimate frisbee when it's available. Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for ...

Episode 6 – Marion Gittings; Social Work, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Suicide Awareness

*Trigger Warning* Suicide is discussed in this episode Marion earned a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in Wilmington, North Carolina. She has worked as a social worker since 1992 in the areas of housing security, mental health ...

Episode 5 – Mental Rehabilitation, Habit Creation (Ella Sofia)

Ella Sofia, Habit Coach is a content creator at www.retrainyourbrain.ca. In January 2008, at age 14, Ella suffered a hemorrhagic stroke due to an AVM (arteriovenous malformation) rupture in her cerebellum. About 9 years after her injury, through a long process of self-care and self-reflection, she realized that mental rehabilitation is just as, if not ...

Episode 4 – Dane Wagner; PCS, Football, Insight, Acceptance

Dane is a former Mcgill University linebacker and recent grad who stopped playing football due to concussions. Dane now spends his free time running, playing volleyball, exploring new music and recipes. Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, with the help of Nick from Concussion Talk. This podcast ...