Views from an Injured Brain by Nick Verron

Holistic medicine is generally seen as ‘alternative’…. alternative to what? To the specialisms that treat individual aspects of any problem to the best of their ability, yet forget that a whole person is involved in any illness or injury. My son, Nick Verron, writes about some of the hidden aspects of brain injury that may apply equally to those who have experienced any kind of trauma, serious illness or emotional injury. Please click through to his site to read the whole article.

iStock_000011517001_XXXLargeI talk predominantly about issues I’ve experienced. Although my situation is very unique, I have come to realise that the resulting issues I’ve faced are shared by many. I would very much like to hear if others have experienced similar ones.

It’s scientifically argued that You are defined by the composition of your brain. It’s therefore justified to feel that when you’ve had a brain injury resulting in parts of your brain not functioning properly, or at all, that the injury is to who you are. Basically, a brain injury makes You feel lesser.

A little clarification after a brain injury would go a long way in limiting this destructive thought process. What defines who You are is your mind, which is a product of the early structure of your brain, but not fixed. As we use a very small percentage of our brains, our minds can find a new place of residence within spare brain, developing new ways of operating.

Please click the link to continue reading: Views from an Injured Brain | Nick Verron

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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6 Responses to Views from an Injured Brain by Nick Verron

  1. I have this problem with all my doctors. It’s a big problem as they become more and more specialized. If you have a back problem that makes your hip hurt, you have to see one doctor for your hip and a different one for your spine … except one is caused by the other and everything is connected.

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  2. Adrian Lewis says:

    You know me, Sue, scientific and logical (… for my sins???) – well I just can’t go with the reasoning you describe that ends with “Basically, a brain injury makes You feel lesser.”. I suppose it hinges around the phrase “the injury is to who you are”. I can see that were I to suffer such an injury and so experience memory or reasoning loss, or lose the ability to walk, for example, then I would be disabled in those respects. But I just cannot see that such a disability would affect “who I am”, which strikes me as a far more deeply seated thing. Interesting points you raise. Adrian

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    • Sue Vincent says:

      I know I can’t really say, Adrian… I’ve not had a brain injury. It does not make you a lesser person… and should not make you ‘feel lesser’ than you were… but Nick has and writes here from his own experience and state of being. And for him, and for many others, that is the way it feels. Perhaps it is partly a reflection on how we learn to judge ourselves through the eyes of society… our culture is not geared towards individual equality, whatever we may think, but to what we can be seen to achieve. Even the word ‘disabled’ implies something broken and unable to function.

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      • Adrian Lewis says:

        “our culture is not geared towards individual equality” – I absolutely agree, Sue, and also about the implications of the word “disabled”. A very sad state of affairs. There are times when I’m ashamed of our “culture” and our society too. Nick and I are now following each other’s blogs. A 🙂

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