Side by Side staff are always refreshing their knowledge in order to better support our members with brain injuries. We recently attended a webinar hosted by the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey (BIANJ), which we often recommend as a valuable resource. Last week, staff and members decided to watch it together – we wanted to share!
This particular webinar was called, “Neurofatigue: The Tired Brain and How to Manage It.” The presenter was Erin Fults, Psy.D.. She is a clinical psychologist specializing in neuropsychology and rehabilitation. She had some concrete suggestions to allow people with brain injuries to manage the symptoms of neurofatigue – which is very common after a brain injury.
A Framework for Managing Neurofatigue:
Awareness: Enhancing your awareness of triggers and symptoms
Acquisition: Learning strategies that help
Application: Using strategies to change your behavior and manage fatigue
Self-Monitoring: Notice how you feel
(For more details on these four, check out the full webinar below)
Dr. Fults also mentioned during her talk that “Zoom Exhaustion” is a form of neurofatigue that most folks are feeling these days. So, we found a blog on Psychology Today that has “some “cheats” to help you beat Zoom fatigue before it beats you.” Click here to 5 things you can do to make working from home easier>>