SWWBIG Autumn Workshop

Chaired by Dr Jeremy Tree, join the South West Wales Brain Injury Group for their inaugural Autumn Workshops.

The Autumn workshop is taking place at Parc y Scarlets in Llanelli on Wednesday 16 October 2019.

We are keeping the cost as low as we can, at just £10pp for professionals and free of charge to brain injury survivors their friends and family and unpaid carers.

To sign up, please click here.

Agenda

9:00 Registration, refreshments & networking

9:30 Workshop 1 - Managing sleep after brain injury - Dr Megan Crawford & Dr Samantha Fisher-Hicks. This session will outline some of the common sleep difficulties people can experience following acquired brain injury with a focus on insomnia. We will describe a behavioural intervention called iCBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia) that we have been running in partnership for people experiencing insomnia following brain injury. We will also outline the evidence for such approaches.

10:15 Tea, coffee and cake

10:45 Workshop 2 - Managing fatigue - Helen Bankhead, OT Therapist & Lowri Wilkie, Assistant Psychologist - Morriston Traumatic Brain Injury Service. The session will be delivered in two parts. Part one, will provide some of the evidence regarding fatigue and fatigue management post brain injury. Practical strategies will be explored that many of our service users have found helpful. Part two, will introduce mindfulness practice and the evidence associated with its application for people living with neurological conditions. We will then give you some mindful experiences which we hope will give you greater insight into what mindfulness is and how you could make use of some of the techniques.

11:45 Reinvigorate session - After a morning of talking sleep, fatigue and mindfulness we thought it might be useful to do a few exercises to wake you up and get you alert before the journey home.

12:00 Thanks and close down

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