Episode 78 – Intimate Partner Violence & Traumatic Brain Injury

In this important podcast, Dr. Angela Colantonio, Lin Haag, Karen Mason, Dr. Paul Van Donkelaar, Lauren Ziaks (Phoenix Concussion Recovery), ABI Reasearch Lab, and the SOAR Project, discuss the intimate partner violence (IPV) and the all-too-often ignored connection with traumatic brain injury (TBI)! Sophia Gutierez - episode 3 of BRANIAC podcast - was instrumental in ...

Episode 14 – Concussion/TBI, Disability, and the workplace (Claudia)

Claudia is a human resources professional, diversity and inclusive advocate, longtime volunteer in the Montreal community, and a concussion survivor. In the process of returning to work she's been faced with some challenges, but has also learned something about reasonable accommodations and disclosure of a medical condition. She hopes others can benefit from her experience, ...

Episode 13 – Goals, goal setting & taking time (Wendy)

Wendy is a retired teacher who has been dealing with chronic pain for more than 30 years and persistent symptoms of concussion for the past 3.5 years. She will be sharing some of the information she has gathered, as well as coping strategies she uses to help her manage both conditions. We discuss goals, resting, and ...

Episode 4 – Hockey, competition, concussion, & being honest, with Nick Eustace

On the fourth episode of BRAINIAC, Edina Bijvoet, president of the University of Toronto chapter of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, interviews Nick Eustace, a graduate of Western University who has extensive experience with concussions. Growing up playing competitive hockey, Nick sustained many concussions, but it was a few major concussions which ultimately led to the ...

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 77 – Brain Injury Challenges; Mountains of my Mind (Jill Wheatley)

On episode 77 Jill Wheatley, Mountains of my Mind, tells the story of how a baseball to her head in Germany has led her to Nepal. Jill's story is about hopes, dreams, and their fluidity. How they change, yet bring even greater joy! Follow Jill on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Concussion Talk Podcast is available on: iTunes/Apple Podcasts Spotify YouTube SoundCloud Stitcher Google ...

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 ...