Episode 82 – Habits, Habit Creation and “Recovery” (whatever that means to you) with Ella Sofia

In this episode Erin and I talk to Ella Sofia, who is a Habit Coach and 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. Ella now specializes in the mind's role in habit creation and its benefits for ...

Concussions and Mental Health

In this special episode, the 'Concussions and Mental Health Student Speaker Series' event that was held on February 18th, 2021, will be released as a podcast. This initiative was organized by the Concussion Legacy Foundation chapters at Laurier, the University of Toronto, and Ryerson, and includes student speakers who share their concussion stories, and the ...

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 ...

Thrive NeuroSport

An amazing physiotherapist, athletic therapist, PhD candidate and researcher, educator, podcast guest, and soon to be host! Katie Mitchell started Thrive NeuroSport with the "mission to educate and empower individuals to thrive on beyond recovery and meet the demands of sport, activity, and daily life." Katie's passion for her clients, her research, and her role as ...

Episode 58 – ConcussionMtl (McGill, Concussion Legacy Foundation, Emily Gittings)

On episode 58, I talk to Emily Gittings, Director of the McGill Chapter of Concussion Legacy Foundation. Emily joins me for a very interesting conversation in which we talk about brain injury/concussion, grief, and mental health, among other things! Concussion/brain injury does not occur instead of some other important moment in life, it happens in addition ...