Support group facilitators are superheroes indeed, especially now, in these unprecedented and challenging times.
Today, for #ThankfulThursday, we honor and give thanks for support group facilitators for their hard work, dedication and passion to help others.
It’s our mission and passion to help the helpers here at the Brain Energy Support Team (BEST).
Our BEST Groups comprise a vibrant network of independent brain injury support group facilitators that have chosen to join together with the Brain Energy Support Team to provide leadership, advocate on behalf of individuals with brain injury and their families, increase our impact on decisions that affect our community, and much more.
We also welcome other support group facilitators that support individuals with other cognitive challenges as well.
We offer the following benefits:
- Coaching Support for Facilitator Success
- Email & Online Support
- An online forum for confidential and peer-led discussions addressing support group issues & questions
- Discounts on online classes and events
- Discounts on select items at our online Superhero Shoppe
- Specially designed webinars
- Tools & Resources to support your success
- High-Quality Information Resources
We know from over a decade of experience that there isn’t a more valuable resource for strengthening the brain injury community than support groups. Sharing experiences, resources, and forming lifelong friendships with peers is fundamentally what belonging to a support group is all about. And that group is stronger when you, the facilitator, belongs to a network of peers who share experiences, resources, and support.
Read more here and learn how to join!
Meditation helps you to rise above stress and worry, thereby finding peace in every day.
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) is excited to introduce The Calm Mind Video Course. In this online course, you’ll learn what meditation is and some simple techniques you can use.
From breathing techniques to how to sleep more soundly, this course gives you a comprehensive education on calming your mind and self-care.
The Calm Mind Video Course includes our popular Calm Mind eBook, Checklist, and Mindmap.
This course costs $25 and can be purchased here. Enjoy your journey to a calmer mind, brain health and overall wellness!
Get Your FREE 5-Minute Guide To Mindfulness and Meditation.
Meditation is an incredibly powerful practice that can help anyone to become calmer, happier, more productive, more creative, and ultimately jus a better version of themselves.
Did you know reducing stress actually helps your brain regrow damaged tissue and neural connections?
Learn more with our FREE 5-Minute Guide to Mindfulness and Meditation.
Click HERE to complete a fast and easy form and get your free copy of the 5-Minute Guide to Mindfulness and Meditation today.
Interested in more learning opportunities? Check out our BEST online education by clicking here. For more information on other e-books (and more) that we have available, click here to be connected to our BEST Superhero Shoppe Online.
Our BEST Superhero of the Month for August 2020, is not only a superhero in one world, but in two worlds!
This superhero is devoted and passionate about brain health and wellness and helping others in the real world and in the virtual world of Second Life.
Meet Lynne Berrett (and her alter-superhero-ego, Wisdomseeker, in Second Life)!
Lynne/Wisdomseeker is the co-founder of The Ageless Mind Project and the director of the online brain training program Virtual Whole Brain Health on Virtual Inspiration Island in Second Life. Through these platforms, Lynne/Wisdomseeker offers enriching, fun and challenging online activities to refine, develop and grow your brain.
Our superhero is an amazing kindred spirit, BEST friend and creative partner for our organization in our virtual activities in Second Life.
Here’s what Lynne’s/Wisdomseeker’s nominator had to say about her:
Lynne is the founder and face of Whole Brain Health in Second Life at Inspiration Island. Over the years Lynne has worked with BEST to share cognitive strengthening and friendly workshops, presentations, and engaging activities in Second Life. As Founder and Co-Director of The Ageless Mind Brain Project, her real world work focuses on educating primarily the age 50+ population about a holistic, research-based approach to optimal brain health and well-being, and to provide them with concrete means to practice this approach. Her passion and creativity are captured in everything she does. Her partnership with BEST has added a richness to our virtual world activities that continue to be invaluable.
Thanks, Lynne/Wisdomseeker for all your resources, friendship and support!
Know a real-life superhero in the brain injury community that you’d like to share with us? Nominate them today for the BEST Superhero of the Month.
Click here to learn more.
On the BEST blog, we’ve been fortunate to have some amazing food and nutrition experts, along with some access to other great resources, to help us serve up healthy food ideas, simple food preparation tips and organization, and other delicious inspirations to keep our brain and bodies healthy and energized.
Following, are some links to a library of articles on various topics related to food. Just click on the highlighted word, here, to view. Enjoy!
- BEST’s own Robin Spicuzza is a wealth of inspiration when it comes to food preparation and healthy eating. For Robin’s information on food storage, prep and organization, click here. For Robin’s short instructional Soup Group videos for two different, easy and versatile recipes, click here and here.
- We shared an informative article on healthy foods on a budget. Click here to view.
- Our BEST friend, Dr. Jannine Krause, is a wealth of information! Click here to read her BEST article exclusive on brain-boosting meals and foods, and click here to see her terrific article on brain-boosting supplements.
- We are so fortunate to have a wonderful Pinterest community! Click here and here for some great food graphics and food hacks that we’ve collected. Enjoy!
Have other healthy food ideas to contribute? We’d love to hear from you! Reach out by email to Kim T. at email@example.com with your thoughts.