Carolyn Dolen is the accomplished survivor of a 1976 traumatic brain injury (TBI) and a "suicide or psych ward" prognosis. The U.S. Department of Defense has formed a taskforce on TBI, and estimates there are 2 million new cases in the U.S. annually. These two books [BRAIN INJURY REWIRING FOR SURVIVORS and BRAIN INJURY REWIRING FOR LOVED ONES] are filled with direct and practical strategies for TBI recovery, approaching rewiring from multiple aspects, including emotional, spiritual, cognitive, and physical rewiring. — ForeWord Magazine
Carolyn E. Dolen has appeared in print over 100 times, in both authored and edited pieces including columns in the San Diego Brain Injury Foundation newsletter and health/fitness pieces. She also presented at the national ataxia conference and chaired the 1991 San Diego Disability Awareness Week Network (DAWN) activities. She has taught language arts, math, special education, physical education, and health in the Midwest and California. She recently qualified for international competition in the sprint triathlon with the 2009 Team USA.
Traumatic brain injury causes damage to the connections in many parts of the brain besides the focal point of the injury. It’s not enough to heal medically. Brain Injury Rewiring for Loved Ones has extensive information about what happens in the brain when it is injured, and goes on to describe the medical care required during the initial stages of recovery.
Traumatic brain injury causes damage to the connections in many parts of the brain besides the focal point of the injury. It’s not enough to heal medically. Brain Injury Rewiring for Survivors discusses medical care and goes beyond to help the survivor heal spiritually, emotionally, cognitively, physically, socially, and vocationally through traditional and complementary medicine and nutrition.