Traumatic Brain Injury Handbook (Hardcover)

How a Near-Death Fall Led Me to Discover a New Consciousness

By Joseph B. Healy

Skyhorse, 9781634505710, 192pp.

Publication Date: February 2, 2016

List Price: 24.99*
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Description

New Consciousness is the ultimate brain injury recovery handbook. Inside, acclaimed writer Joe Healy comprehensively discusses what leads to brain injuries and how to heal from them and manage them during the process. Recovery techniques are lifestyle modifications: nutritional, physical, occupational, and attitude ones.

This is an important title for all family and friends of sufferers of brain injuries, doctors, and caretakers. With Healy's guidance, support networks will learn how to lead sufferers on their journey back to "normalcy," working and socializing as the person did before the traumatic event.

This unique book is distinctive in its scope, covering the science of the brain, its easy-to-follow nature, its accuracy, and its encouraging you-can-recover, don't just learn to cope and give up attitude. Family, friends of the injured person no longer need to feel alone, discouraged, or overwhelmed. This is a much-needed, hands-on, and extremely valuable volume.


About the Author

Joseph B. Healy is an acclaimed writer and a traumatic brain injury survivor. He has worked as a consumer magazine editor since 1992, previously working as an editor at Outdoor Life magazine, the editor-in-chief ofVermont magazine, and the associate publisher at Fly Rod & Reel. He is currently editor of Covey Rise. Healy is involved with many fly-fishing and sporting organizations and often interviewed about outdoors-related topics. He lives in Vermont.


Praise For Traumatic Brain Injury Handbook: How a Near-Death Fall Led Me to Discover a New Consciousness

"A moving, insightful memoir." —Library Journal

"A contemplative and emotional story that details the frustrations and elation of rebounding from brain injury." —Booklist

The Traumatic Brain Injury Handbook is a testament to your commitment to helping others who have experienced traumatic brain injury, as well as your dedication to sharing your recovery experience with others. I have no doubt that your efforts have had a significant and positive impact on others who have had similar experiences, and for that, you have my sincere thanks.” –Senator Bernie Sanders

“Sharing your stories will aid many families in the time of their recovery. You should feel proud of what this book accomplishes. I will share it with my staff that works on health and veteran affairs.” –Senator Patrick Leahy

"[The Traumatic Brain Injury Handbook] offers both a broad and entirely personal view of traumatic brain injury." —Psych Central

“Joe Healy takes us on an extraordinary and intimate journey from his serious head trauma to full recovery. Along this journey we witness what it means to start over again, to retrain the brain using the best of both conventional science and complementary medicine. This book is an important contribution for those suffering from traumatic brain injury as well as family members and friends to help in better understanding the steps necessary for recovery.” —Gary Null, PhD, author of Reboot Your Brain

“An uplifting story of recovery and perseverance. Healy’s path back from a traumatic brain injury that very nearly killed him illuminates the mutable magic of our most important organ and is a reminder that the seeds of transformational change dwell within all of us.” —Ed Scheff, former executive editor of Outdoor Life

“Joe Healy’s book is disingenuously called a handbook. Not that it isn’t full of practical and often fascinating scientific fact; it’s merely that what draws the reader is his brilliant exploration of all that the practical and the scientific cannot know. As he writes at one point, ‘Recovery is major, incalculably necessary. It is needed by many, perhaps most of us humans.’ Amen. Healy’s was a physical, brain-bruising fall, but, as in the mythic Biblical fall, its surprising outcome is so spiritually positive as to defy articulation; yet miraculously, the author does articulate its benefits as few have ever done or ever will do.” —Sydney Lea, former Poet Laureate of Vermont and author of Hunting the Whole Way Home, I Was Thinking of Beauty, and A North Country Life

"Joseph Healy's recovery from a brain jarring fall, his recovery, and commitment to help others understand the workings of the brain, produced this intelligent and well written book."—Guy de la Valdene, author of Making Game, The Fragrance of Grass, and other books.

"No bull--I have read it cover-to-cover twice. An incredible journey--a "self-help" book that fits no mold. --Gerry Bethge, editor of Outdoor Life

"A moving, insightful memoir." —Library Journal

"A contemplative and emotional story that details the frustrations and elation of rebounding from brain injury." —Booklist

The Traumatic Brain Injury Handbook is a testament to your commitment to helping others who have experienced traumatic brain injury, as well as your dedication to sharing your recovery experience with others. I have no doubt that your efforts have had a significant and positive impact on others who have had similar experiences, and for that, you have my sincere thanks.” –Senator Bernie Sanders

“Sharing your stories will aid many families in the time of their recovery. You should feel proud of what this book accomplishes. I will share it with my staff that works on health and veteran affairs.” –Senator Patrick Leahy

"[The Traumatic Brain Injury Handbook] offers both a broad and entirely personal view of traumatic brain injury." —Psych Central

“Joe Healy takes us on an extraordinary and intimate journey from his serious head trauma to full recovery. Along this journey we witness what it means to start over again, to retrain the brain using the best of both conventional science and complementary medicine. This book is an important contribution for those suffering from traumatic brain injury as well as family members and friends to help in better understanding the steps necessary for recovery.” —Gary Null, PhD, author of Reboot Your Brain

“An uplifting story of recovery and perseverance. Healy’s path back from a traumatic brain injury that very nearly killed him illuminates the mutable magic of our most important organ and is a reminder that the seeds of transformational change dwell within all of us.” —Ed Scheff, former executive editor of Outdoor Life

“Joe Healy’s book is disingenuously called a handbook. Not that it isn’t full of practical and often fascinating scientific fact; it’s merely that what draws the reader is his brilliant exploration of all that the practical and the scientific cannot know. As he writes at one point, ‘Recovery is major, incalculably necessary. It is needed by many, perhaps most of us humans.’ Amen. Healy’s was a physical, brain-bruising fall, but, as in the mythic Biblical fall, its surprising outcome is so spiritually positive as to defy articulation; yet miraculously, the author does articulate its benefits as few have ever done or ever will do.” —Sydney Lea, former Poet Laureate of Vermont and author of Hunting the Whole Way Home, I Was Thinking of Beauty, and A North Country Life

"Joseph Healy's recovery from a brain jarring fall, his recovery, and commitment to help others understand the workings of the brain, produced this intelligent and well written book."—Guy de la Valdene, author of Making Game, The Fragrance of Grass, and other books.

"No bull--I have read it cover-to-cover twice. An incredible journey--a "self-help" book that fits no mold. --Gerry Bethge, editor of Outdoor Life