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BIS Services provide in house training to rehabilitation staff. We focus on all areas of brain injury, neurological illness, and associated mental health disorders. Modules include statutory training, as well as focus on cognition, effects of brain injury, fatigue, family issues, emotion and anger managements. Support and training is provided regarding note taking and report writing for litigation purposes. We also provide group training and support to clients and others living with cognitive difficulties.

Please contact us for details regarding external training provision.

We have extensive experience in vocational rehabilitation, working closely with clients and employers to develop successful return to work programs. We can provide a number of services including workplace assessments, job searches and applications, CV development, and more specialised employee specific training in brain injury and cognition. This includes individualised workplace one to one training and ongoing support. Rehabilitation assistant provision can also be arranged for the workplace.

Our team work with the client implementing a number of work hardening strategies, with a focus on strategy implementation, adapting to the workplace environment, assistive technology and fatigue management.

Please contact us for further, more specific details about this specialised service.

Hypnotherapy can be provided alongside out other services, Natalie is a qualified hypnotherapist and has used the techniques successfully with a number of our clients. Anxiety reduction and fatigue have been notable areas of interest, as well as emotional difficulties. This service can also be offered to clients’ families where appropriate. Please contact us for costings for this service.

Mindfulness meditation or mentally focusing on being in the present moment, has also proven to be an effective tool to help people with cognitive and behavioral issues after TBI.

Statistically significant improvements were achieved in the primary end-point—the self-assessment for mental fatigue—and in the secondary end-point—neuropsychological tests; Digit Symbol-Coding and Trail Making Test. The results from the present study show that MBSR may be a promising non-pharmacological treatment for mental fatigue after a stroke or TBI.” Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) improves long-term mental fatigue after stroke or traumatic brain injury

B. JOHANSSON, H. BJUHR, & L. RO ̈ NNBA ̈ CK Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Eky has a particular interest in this area of rehabilitation and has successfully implemented a number of techniques with our clients. She has completed several training programs in mindfulness based techniques and tailors these to the needs and deficits of our clients.

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