Episode 26 – Loss of identity, positive attitude, and finding help with Jaclyn

Jaclyn is a 23 year old who, in 2019, received multiple concussions in a 5 month span ending her college soccer career and leading her to PCS. She will be sharing her experience on finishing college despite these circumstances, dealing with loss of identity, the importance of finding the right health care professional, as ...

Episode 25 – There’s a poetry to recovery with Alan B.

Alan is a former professional boxer that now coaches. For years he has told his wife that something still wasn’t right in his head. When his wife and children noticed him becoming more angry, confused, depressed, and showing inappropriate behaviors they took him to the doctor. After numerous doctors, CTs and MRIs he was diagnosed ...

Episode 24 – PCS, life changes, self-advocacy with Nick K.

Nick is a 2x TBI survivor, currently battling PCS and an online nutritional coach and will be sharing his story and hopefully a few tips and tricks for recovery and managing PCS. We talk about what "in your head" means, about being your own best advocate, documenting recovery and more! Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted ...

Episode 23 – Get to Know a Host: Neuroscience, psychology, NLBIA and Erin Guilfoyle

Emily, Taya, and Nick ask their fourth co-host, Erin Guilfoyle how she became so interested in brain injury that she move to a different city to learn more about how best to help others, and how it led to her job as at the Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association (NLBIA), and to her being ...

Episode 22 – Mindset, asking for help, celebrating all the wins (no matter how “small”) with Ashley

Living with PCS, 3 years ago Ashley’s life was changed forever. What she thought was going to be a simple recreational game with friends on a Monday night, changed her life. Ashley will be speaking about how her positive mindset has become stronger than ever, how celebrating the little wins daily keeps you sane, and ...

Episode 21 – Therapy comes in different forms! Art & PCS with Allison

Allison is a therapist, author, wife, mother of 2 teenagers, breast cancer and post-concussion syndrome survivor, volunteer in her community, and now, artist. She lives in a small town north of Boston and enjoys bodysurfing in the cold New England water (more carefully now), occasionally hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and looks ...

Interview Series Episode 2 – Dr. David Ellemberg, neuropsychologist

Dr. David Ellemburg is a neuropsychologist researcher at University of Montreal. Dr. Ellemburg is focused on understanding the organization and functional plasticity of the human brain during its development, recovery from brain injury and the limits of this plasticity In this episode he discusses what research is currently working on in regards to TBI and ...

Episode 20 – Severe traumatic brain injury, coma & attitude (Me, Me, Me)

Nick Mercer (that's me!) is the creator and writer of Concussion Talk blog - since 2010 - and host and producer of Concussion Talk Podcast - since 2015.In August 2003, while in Victoria, B.C., doing his Master's of Public Administration at UVic, he was severely brain injured while riding his bike. He was in a ...

Episode 19 – Horse riding, multiple concussions, everyone’s response is different (Bella Paige)

Bella Paige is the owner of Post Concussion Inc., a website to help brain injury survivors and their families. After sustaining over 10 concussions and experiencing post-concussion syndrome for nearly 9 years, she realized that she could help others. She is also partaking in her Masters of Applied Neuroscience, focusing on mental health, and can't ...

Episode 18 – Concussion care and management, naturally (Brigitta)

Dr. Brigitta is a Naturopathic Doctor and Primary Care Paramedic with a mission to help active individuals braving concussion recovery, mental illness, and memory loss reclaim and optimize their resilient brains, naturally. With over a decade of experience as a paramedic, Brigitta has witnessed firsthand the care and management of concussions in both the Prehospital ...