Positive Inspiration once again attended the Headway Annual Way Ahead conference this weekend. Headway UK is a National Charity that offers support to those individuals who have survived an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and their families. Part of the Positive Inspiration goal is to offer our support to help organisations like Headway UK deliver as much as they can in areas of natural health to complement and assist in recovery. We were there to present coping mechanisms and lifestyle techniques to help with emotional and stress related anxieties. All of which give positive outcomes in health, both physically and mentally, as well as confidence for the individuals to look forward in a positive manner.
Positive Inspiration set up our stand within the atrium of Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre, Staffordshire, along with other contributors and sponsors. The display stand, shown being manned by Joe Devlin, one of our Directors, was set up to demonstrate the way the mind works by using a mobile EEG machine. This extraordinary set up allows us to show on screen how our brains show constant activity and just how difficult it can be to relax the mind. We had great interest in the display as our EEG was tested by individuals throughout the weekend; those using it were able to see how the brain waves fluctuated and peaked, they even gained the opportunity to use the power of thought to make things explode and make virtual objects levitate.
These simple demonstrations were used to explain to people the importance of relaxing the mind and as a visual aid to help everyone understand that it actually is a skill to calm the mind in a way that is beneficial for recovery and personal health.
Lead Therapist Rogan Grant, also shown, held one to one sessions explaining techniques available to help with some of the issues connected to ABI, as well as group relaxation sessions. Several attendees tried out our EEG before and after the group sessions and were amazed at the differences in readings! The results displayed clearly how some easy to follow techniques in relaxation can have a dramatic affect on the mind.
In today’s stressful environments we all need the ability to cope with stresses and anxieties, we offer various techniques that people can use at home, work or in any situation they may encounter. Any of these techniques can have a positive benefit within a person’s physical and mental health. Learning to relax the mind will also have health benefits on the body too. Look at our ErgoDynamics page for details on stress at work
We would like to thank all of those involved within Headway who were so generous with their time, for us and all the delegates. The weeknd included some great opportunities for those attending to meet and become social, we spoke to so many people, all of which had amazing stories of recovery, survival and success. A personal thank you to Jim Montana for sending us photographs to share, to Alastair White for the invitation to attend Headway TWA17 and to everyone else involved in an amazing weekend.
Positive Inspiration aims to create new opportunities to be able to offer treatments, individual and groups sessions and new therapies to those affected by ABI, their carers and family members.