TBI – Survivors, Caregivers, Family, and Friends

After Brain Injury: Telling Your Story, A Journaling Workbook


Barbara Stahura, C.J.F. and Susan B. Schuster, M.A., CCC-SLP

presented by
Donna O’Donnell Figurski

After Brain Injury Telling Your StoryThis workbook by Barbara Stahura and Susan B. Schuster guides survivors of brain injury and blast injury through the powerful healing experience of telling their own stories with simple journaling techniques.

By writing short journal entries, survivors explore the challenges, losses, changes, emotions, adjustments, stresses, and milestones as they rebuild their lives.

Journaling after brain injury helps written and verbal communication skills and provides cognitive retraining for following instruction. It helps promote self awareness as well as recognition of strengths and difficulties after brain injury.

Susan B. Schuster

Susan B. Schuster, M.A., CCC-SLP Author of “After Brain Injury: Telling Your Story – A Journaling Workbook”

It is a tool for planning for the future and discussions with family members. Journaling can be done individually, in a group or with assistance from caregivers or family.

Barbara Stahura, C.J.F. Author of “After Brain Injury: Telling Your Story – A Journaling Workbook”











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Comments on: "Brain Injury Resources . . . . . “After Brain Injury: Telling Your Story, A Journaling Workbook”" (6)

  1. Robert Griffiths said:

    I suffered my TBI in October of 99. What I go through daily is trying to get gum out of hair with mittens on. It’s been brutal.


    • Robert Griffiths,

      Your analogy about brain injury is spot on. We can all imagine the futility of removing gum from hair even without the mittens.

      Thanks for your thoughts.

      Donna O’Donnell Figurski


  2. john hetzel said:

    time has been tuff suffered severe tbi and broken spine due to a fall at work on oct 2 2015 after 3 months in coma and multiple surguries and a year and a half of therapy and medications by some miracle I’m being released to work and life coming back


    • john hetzel,

      That is good news. I know you must have worked hard to get to this point. Keep on going.

      Donna O’Donnell Figurski


  3. john hetzel said:

    thank you its been a journey and still have a long way to go all my doctors are amazed how well and how fast I recovered from such a massive injury but now because of the severity of the injury I suffer from ptsd that’s non stop


    • John Hetzel, recovering and healing form a brain injury is a marathon. I am happy to hear of your results so far. Just keeping putting one foot after the other and you will go far. It may be slow, but it is progress. I’m sorry to hear about PTSD. I am sure that is debilitating. Never Give Up.

      Donna O’Donnell Figurski


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