In today’s psychology class, we discussed how important it is to empower friends, family, and clients going through difficult times.
And how even if we are an expert in psychology, nursing, or business – it does not make us the master of someone else’s life.
Together we explored strength-based techniques for uplifting and encouraging others in conversation and in daily life.
Acknowledging we have much left to learn.
And the only way to do this is to create an inviting listening space between ourselves and the people we meet to be themselves.
Empowering Someone with a Brain Injury
The Story Behind the Story
This post and article were inspired by my sister Noelle.
“When my sister was 19, she had a brain aneurysm. Every day since she has struggled to maintain her independence and financial security.
Despite her trauma, Noelle continues to thrive in unexpected and beautiful ways. She never gives up, no matter what comes her way. Over the years, I have discovered the difference it makes when I support Noelle from her perspective, rather than dictating what she needs.”