Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance

Journey to Wellness: Body. Balance. Being.
Saturday, October 19
1 to 4 p.m.
New Life Presbyterian Church
965 Larpenteur Ave W, Roseville, Minnesota

This free conference is an opportunity for individuals with brain injury, family members and loved ones to participate in workshops and sessions that focus on innovations in the world of brain injury care, therapy and rehabilitation.

Event Schedule

  • 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. – Attendee Registration, time with vendors
  • 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. – Public Policy Updates
    Public Policy Department, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance

  • 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. – Changing Relationships After Brain Injury: Learning to Be Happy with the New (Ab)Normal
    Norman J. Cohen, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Director, Community Reintegration Program, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, Part of Allina Health
    For many friends and family members of individuals who have suffered a brain injury, continuing that relationship after the injury can be like meeting someone new, or at least someone different than the one you have known for years. For the person who has experienced the injury, it can be a perplexing and upsetting situation involving redefining their role in almost every important relationship. Stress and confusions may be the rule rather than the exception. This talk attempts to address these issues. It will provide some basic suggestions as to how to cope with these changes and find a happy new normal – even though it may be very different from the old normal.

  • 2:30 - 2:45 p.m. – Break and Time with Vendors
  • 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. – Healing & Recovery: Traumatic Brain Injury
    Ray Widstrand – TBI Survivor
    Ray’s presentation details the impact of having a traumatic brain injury, his recovery process and the various types of therapy he went through. Ray will also talk about learning how to adapt to his situation, living with a traumatic brain injury today, and finally recognizing the organizations and people who helped him navigate life with a traumatic brain injury.

There is no cost for this conference. Click here to register today, or call our offices at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442 by October 11. Any requests for reasonable accommodations must be received by October 7.

Presented with support from Hennepin Healthcare.