BEST’s virtual presence in Second Life just got better.
BEST recently created the BEST PEER Center to offer in-world facilitator training, our acclaimed Moving On & Identity After TBI course, workshops, mindfulness retreats, and much more. We invite you to visit the BEST PEER Center at Etopia. A Landmark is available in our office at Etopia Plaza.
Etopia also offers entertainment and socialization opportunities, support groups, workshops on health, presentations from noted institutions such as the Mayo Clinic and Harvard University, opportunities for small business development, learning a new language, and even taking classes and finishing a degree.
Join us in Second Life and enjoy events, group discussions, share information, exchange tips & tricks, and create community. All are welcome and there is no cost to participate.
The annual Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Conference will take place on Monday, April 10, 2017 and Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the Seattle Airport Marriott Hotel located at 3201 South 176th Street, Seattle, Washington. Join fellow survivors, family members, caregivers, supporters and professionals and explore this year’s theme: Creating Happiness: Practical Applications for the TBI Survivor and Others in Their World. Workshops, guest presenters, special enrichment activities, exhibitors, resources and more will be on hand throughout the two day conference.
To learn more, (agenda, schedule of events and lodging options) please click here. To learn more about prices and register online, please click here. For those interested in applying for a conference scholarship, please click here to register online (note: scholarship applications are due by Friday, March 3, 2017).
Looking forward to seeing our fellow superheroes in Washington State in April!
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) was formed in 2008 with a straightforward mission: we want to empower ourselves and each other to take control of our treatments, our recoveries and our lives.
We know BEST.
The roots of that mission remain powerful and even more relevant, especially today.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. At BEST, this month (and every month) means more than just awareness though.
It means showing the world who we are, what we know and where we are headed as individuals and as a community.
However, together, as a community, we’ve learned that we can do more than survive; we can (and do!) thrive.
The most important part? We’re in this together and that doesn’t change.
Join us this month in taking awareness to superhero capacity. Let’s talk. Whether it’s talking about issues over social media, sharing our stories within our support group families or participating in a new BEST online learning experience, our voices always matter and make a difference.
All month long, BEST will be providing you news you can use for survivors, family members and caregivers on our social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube), our online weekly newspaper, Brain Energy News and this blog as we work together to build awareness, have important conversations and support one another.
BESTies and BEST supporters can also celebrate a love of learning from the convenience of home with the new BEST Online Learning Center this month. Innovative classes, webinars and an immersive online environment at BEST in Second Life are all offered in the online learning center. Want to treat a loved one or a friend to a great learning experience? BEST gift certificates are available to do just that.
Looking for more ways to join the cause? Please consider making your donation today. Our donors help transform the lives of those affected by brain injury and empower them to be their BEST. Your donation helps us support thousands of superheroes and is fully tax-deductible.
It’s a win-win way to save the world and help others!
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) is pleased to announce that our online education academy is now open!
Education is an integral part of what BEST is about. We’ve been providing quality learning opportunities since 2011. We offer a variety of classes, workshops and small group activities for individuals with brain injury, caregivers and professionals.
Now. we’re offering many of these activities online.
You are cordially invited to check out the BEST Learning Center on the BEST website. Take a course online, check out an educational webinar or explore BEST in Second Life, a media rich platform to create, learn and so much more. The choice is yours.
Learning your way, at your own pace, in the comfort of home. Now we think that’s the BEST!
Even better? Treat a friend or loved one to the BEST gift: educational opportunities and positive experiences through a BEST gift certificate. Gift certificates may be used for online courses or BEST memberships.
Here’s a great training opportunity from our BEST friends at HeadStrong.
THE HEADSTRONG TRAINING PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH BRAIN INJURY, FAMILY MEMBERS, CARE-PARTNERS, PROFESSIONALS, PARA-PROFESSIONALS AND ANYONE LIVING OR WORKING WITH BRAIN INJURY. THIS TRAINING AIMS TO HELP US REACH OUR POTENTIAL TO BE EMPOWERING SUPPORT PEOPLE FOR OURSELVES AND OTHERS.
IDENTITY IS KEY TO OUR MOTIVATIONS AND ROLES IN OUR COMMUNITIES. IT IS NEARLY ALWAYS IMPACTED AFTER BRAIN INJURY. WHEN OUR DESIRED IDENTITY IS SUPPORTED, IT HELPS US FIND A POSITIVE ROLE IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE WORK WITH THE TOOLS AND EXERCISES TO RECOGNIZE AND REBUILD AN AUTHENTIC DESIRED IDENTITY.