Barbara Stahura, Certified Journal Facilitator and award-winning author, knows that journaling holds the power to change lives, one sentence, one page at a time. She now guides people with brain injury and family caregivers in learning how to harness that power for themselves. Her book "After Brain Injury: Telling Your Story," co-written with Susan B. Schuster, MA, CCC-SLP, grew from her long-running journaling group in Tucson, Ariz., which she created after her husband sustained a traumatic brain injury. She has also facilitated journaling events for the National Guard, family caregivers, equine-facilitated experiential learning groups, writers, and others. Her memoir, "What I Thought I Knew," reveals how changing her mind changed her life. She lives in Newburgh, Ind., with her husband.
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By Barbara Stahura
Published: May 24, 2012.
When her husband, Ken, is devastated by a traumatic brain injury, Barbara is thrust into the role of caregiver and must confront the fear that he will never again be the vibrant man he was. The chaos and unrelenting tension take a toll as she suffers the ripple effects of a loved one's TBI. Finding comfort by writing daily in her journal, she vows they will find a way to recover together.
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