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I was excited to have found a copy of this book. The author of this book has also undergone brain trauma so its neat to be able to get an expert perspective and a personal perspective at the same time. This book is not afraid of talking about the degrees of severity of brain trauma one can encounter, whereas mainstream and uninformed physicians prefer to glance over because it ends up being extensive work on their end to understand the underlying nuances and atypical symptoms. It does not take much to create an mild brain trauma exposure and unfortunately it goes highly undiagnosed. Stoler provides anecdotal examples of different people's exposure to head trauma, even her own. You may recognize yourself in one of these stories. She establishes a few chapters devoted to some of the symptoms of brain trauma (ie dizziness, headaches, fatigue, headaches, motor coordination, etc.). A few of the chapters she gives insights in what procedures/treatments to do to start recovery from such issues (changing diet, avoiding sensitive foods, specialists to see, supplements, etc.). She also provides great advice as far as coping mechanisms for the individual with MTBI I think this is an excellent book for people who have just discovered they or someone they care for has mild traumatic brain injury. She even goes into a little bit about the legal aspects of it. Because of this, I think this is an excellent resource for physicians, lawyers, and people who may deal with individuals in car accidents, or rehab who may not have had such trauma themselves but will now get a sense of the life adjustments their client or patient may have been going through or need to make. I thank Stoler for providing literature that describes the medical and research applications for MTBI and also a more personal trial representation about what the individual with MTBI is going through. This book will provide an excellent starting point for the patient, but it will be up to the individual with MTBI to do extensive research into how their particular MTBI is manifesting. For the individual with MTBI, they will be happy to know that someone out there understand their situation.
Hi Dr Diane- Your book changed my life. My friend found it nearly 2 years after my injury and it was a Rosetta Stone for me, so I am finally thanking you. I have gone on to get better, speak and advocate, in Congress and elsewhere. I would like to speak with you about my next step in helping people with mTBI. I would also like to add you to my network.
Your book actually helped my brother understand that he also suffers from brain injury from several incidents. He had a total of 3 times that he hit his head and passed out, all occurring in the 70's or early 80's. Nobody really understood about head injuries back then and he was just labeled as a problem. Thanks for making your book detailed but still easy to understand, even for someone who has such a hard time comprehending the written word.
This is a great book for all people who have suffered a mild BI or for families of people with mild BI. Helps you better understand what the patient is going through.
Dear Terri and Brainmaster folks... Very clear , very understandable for anyone who reads it, well organized. A lot of diverse information that is highly pertinent to anyone with mTBI problems or anyone treating people with those problems. I found it to be excellent and very much worth the money. Diane has said on another list serve that there is an updated version coming out this fall and I plan to buy that one,too, then. I think she does a beautiful job of explaining a complex topic so that it is easily understandable to anyone who reads it. I spent many years trying to teach psychology and psychiatry residents at UTMB to write with her kind of clarity and simplicity. Very few of them even approached her level. There are a lot of people out there who have suffered concussions and their long lasting effects who can easily identify those effects in themselves such as decreases in their multitasking abilities. I am glad you mentioned the "Timeless" book--I'll look it up. If I get one good idea from a book, then I know I have more than gotten my money back.
This book saved my sanity when it first came out. When I had a brain aneurysm in 1990, I didn't understand my disability until this book came out in 1997. I read about mal Petits seizures, which I was having. Later, had a paralyzing one. I was in an adaptive exercise class with a nurse, told her about it and ordered the book for her too. She cried and told me the book validates all her complaints to her doctor. She was still working at Stanford's Hospital at the time. Her doctor, as well as my doctor said it was all in our heads. They didn't understand it themselves. This book helped me to realize what was happening to me, as well as the nurse.
I gave this book 5 out of five stars because I could really relate to what was written in this book. I suffer from post concussion syndrome also known as mild traumatic brain injury. I learned a lot from just reading this book that the doctors haven't even explained to me. Being armed with information about my mild traumatic brain injury I was able to be an advocate for myself when talking to my doctor about my continuing symptoms and understand what to expect.
Diane, All that I can say is WOW! What a great product! I received the Neuroband yesterday and tried it on myself to see how it worked. I was thoroughly impressed with it for two reasons: 1. When I do my own neurofeedback, I noticed that the sensors tend to loosen their grip from start to finish due to my hair being so thick despite using copious amounts of the Ten20 paste. After processing, I typically need to push the sensors back into my scalp just to ensure good reading between the pre and post baseline recordings. This makes me wonder how effective any system would be when running into that type of an issue. With the Neuroband, I created the saline solution, soaked the pockets, hooked myself up and I was off to the races with no concern about losing sensor connection quality. What a dream come true! 2.There was no post-processing clean-up which was a big concern as I'd like to work with multiple clients and was concerned about the sanitary issue and sending people out with "There's Something About Mary" hair. I used the neuroband on my first client this morning and I noticed that his processing was much smoother also and there was no degradation between the connection status from pre to post baseline testing. I do not know how you came up with this idea but am most grateful that you did!
Way of Marketing myself and Neurofeedback was excellent. Thank you very much for adapting your talk for me!
...excellent, challenging presentation... -really hits home.
This is the best workshop I've been to in the last 10 years.
…your presentation was very informative and extremely well presented. ….it gave people hope and a positive energy
We all thoroughly enjoyed your presentation. Your ability to present the material. To make it interesting but not too technical was valued by many of our audience.
A dynamic speaker!
Your speech was inspirational.
You were the most delightful and informing individual we have had speak in many years.
The conference was a great success…thanks to your participation.
Now I understand what my husband and I have been going through, and I don't feel lost and alone anymore.
Your talk about the spirit being stronger than anything that can happen….is a bright spot in my memory.
The topic of Grieving the Loss of Self was very important
Awesome person, very informational. I find Dr. Stoler a wonderful, honest speaker-very motivational.
Extremely well done.
Your 5 tips for better health are very exciting. I always thought my diet played an active role on how I have felt. I certainly will up my protein and eliminate many of the carbs and alcohol....
Your support and experience has truly been a blessing to our family.
Dr. Diane, Thank you!!! I must begin this email with those two words and I mean them with my whole heart and soul. The 90-minute phone consult you gave me has changed my life. It was like you'd known me for years and you knew the solution to my symptoms and difficulties and were happy to share them with me. Your expertise, knowledge, compassion, and caring attitude has given me relief from years of severe head pain/pressure, a new way of eating, ability to function easier in life, and tools and resources which are assisting my body, mind, and spirit in further healing and enriched quality of life.
My son has a traumatic brain injury. We are doing the neurofeedback training with Dr. Diane® at home and it is very easy with Dr. Diane's Neuroband™. It makes the process effortless and comfortable, without the messy paste and cleanup after. And the clarity of frequency is comparable. I would highly recommend any home user doing remote training to try it. It's a great product!
My name is Kate Reppucci. I am a massage therapy student, and subarachnoid hemorrhage survivor who tried to contact you via telephone recently to interview you for a paper I wrote on MTBI and Massage Therapy for my pathology class. I was able to find a massage therapist in Framingham who works with clients at the Spaulding Rehab. I also would like to tell you that your book, "Coping with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury," recommended to me by my speech language pathologist, has been an extremely important tool in my recovery. Thank you for all the work you do.
Words can't describe how grateful I am that I met you. I remember the day I met you. You had been seeing my mother for almost a year for her myoclonic jerking and pain and I went in to meet you and learn all the wonderful things you had done to help my mother. You made a world of difference in her life, and by helping her you helped me before I even met you. You gave me my mom back who for years was in pain, and had gotten to the point where she could no longer drive. However, after she met you I saw a change in her. Her pain level went down, and her jerking stopped. I can finally say I have seen my mother smile again. Not to mention, you were the first therapist to ever help mend my relationship with her. There were years of pain between us, and some how you were finally able to open the waves of communication again between her and I. Not only had you done a wonderful job helping my mother, but then you helped me. In May I went to see you, for my panic attack disorder that had gotten so bad I had to take an emergency medical leave from school. I was having panic attacks two to three times a week often passing out each time because I would hyperventilate so badly. I felt like I had lost hope in getting better. My panic attacks which I had been having since the ninth grade (I am now a senior in college) was an uphill battle for me, and it felt like every year it was getting worse. I currently have only been seeing you since May and it is now August but I have already noticed a world of difference. I have not had a panic attack in two months. I signed up for fall classes and now I can go back to school without having to worry if I am going to have another attack. Between the therapy, the biofeedback, and the Bach flowers I finally have my life back. I honestly believe you are truly a gift from God, and one of the most wonderful people that have ever walked this earth. You have finally given me hope again and brought a new meaning to the tattoo on my back which reads "always have hope". I have seen many doctors in my lifetime, and I can honestly say I have never met one as wonderful as you. I can see in your eyes how much you care about every client who walks through your door. You are the first doctor that I have ever seen make a call to another doctor right then and there. There is virtually no waiting, and you always keep your promises. I know no one in this world is perfect, but you are damn near close. You are a true inspiration in my life, and inspire me when it comes to my social work career. You are everything I hope to be in a healthcare provider. Also, as a side note, you have some of the most awesome people working for you. Every time I call your answering service they are always so nice and polite and always call back. As for Paul your assistant in biofeedback he is a true gem. He is one of the nicest, most caring people I have ever met. He's intelligent and witty, and has the best sense of humor. He's an incredible person and I feel blessed to have met him. All in all, thank you and as my mother said God bless you.
I, Deborah Fulton, hired Dr. Diane Stoler to help with my son's hearing to explain the problems that could result from a concussion. My son is sentence to prison because of the judicial's system lack of acknowledge or refusal to accept the injuries that can be caused to the brain from a blow to the back of the head. Even though the results were not beneficial to my son's case I can state from experience and comparison, it was not due to the lack of diligence and hard work performed by Dr. Stoler. Her own experience seems to have encouraged her efforts to provide help to others more than a personal touch, but a piece from her heart. Her dedication to be a positive partner in society and provide knowledge to those willing to learn will give them better and compassionate person towards those who may need help. I personally would not hesitate to hire Dr. Stoler and am grateful to have had the opportunity to have her on our side, because I know there was nothing else that could have been done on her behalf to help us. I feel Dr. Stoler will provide that help from beyond the normal and average to the experienced and heartfelt.
My son, Noah, started doing neurofeedback with Dr Diane about a year ago after his pediatrician wanted to put him on medication to help him focus better at school. At that time Noah was disorganized, had trouble staying focused for more than a few minutes, and had difficult processing information at times. This affected his school work, his family and even his social life. As a parent I wanted to do everything I could before going the medication route. So we did Neurofeedback. It has changed his life. He is now focusing much better at school, he is able to do school work now that was difficult before, and he doesn't have anymore tantrums which he had before. His teachers have seen a big improvement in him. Neurofeedback has truly made a big difference in our lives.
No paste to put on and therefore, no paste to clean up is a major advantage to using Dr. Diane's Neuroband. My son has a traumatic brain injury and we do daily neurofeedback sessions at home, as well as having done remote sessions with Dr. Diane in the past. With similar clarity of frequency, and no clean-up required I think home and remote trainers will be very pleased with using Dr. Diane's Neuroband.
My son has a traumatic brain injury. We are doing the neurofeedback training with Dr. Diane at home and it is very easy with Dr. Diane's Neuroband. It makes the process effortless and comfortable, without the messy paste and cleanup after. And the clarity of frequency is comparable. I would highly recommend any home user doing remote training to try it. It's a great product!
Thanks for all the info on your diet . As a person with MS who has been wheelchair bound for the past 10 years, I've experienced constant weakness and fatigue. I have been on the carb free diet for 1 week and cannot believe how different I feel. I don't know if it is coincidence, but I seem to need far less sleep and my weakness and fatigue seem enormously better. I am definitely going to stick to it for a while. Is it safe to omit carbs permanently?? I burn off so few calories that I am sure it wouldn't hurt. I will keep in touch every now and then with a progress update.
Your web site saved my life. Dear Dr. Diane, We ordered your book over the weekend and it arrived yesterday. So fast!! I sat in bed this morning and cried as I read the very symptoms I had been experiencing since my fall last March 23. I'm not crazy and not alone. Doctors in the Atlanta area have been of no help so now armed with new knowledge I will set about finding someone to listen. I can't wait to share your book with my husband who had a stroke of the cerebellum (at age 44) in June 1998 and has many of these maladies too. Both of our brains are drained tonight so Sat. we will talk. Friends and family affectionately call us the dizzies.
My name is Christine; we met last October in Columbus, Ohio. We had dinner together, the Thursday night before the Ohio Conference on Brain Injury. I was the one individual who told you that I had Epilepsy. We spoke about nutrition after your seminar. You had so much valuable information to share. I continue to be energized. I was most interested in the change in diet you proposed. You asked that I try the new diet and e-mail you in two weeks. Well, surely this isn't two weeks. I apologize for not writing you before. I feel my responsibility goes farther than just responding to you. This change is huge. I've changed my eating habits and the clarity is unreal. Let alone there has been a big change in the daily "balance" I seek. I always knew an abundance of sugar could bring problems, however I never realized (or understood) the correlation between Carbohydrates and sugar. To think that I started each day with cereal! My seizures are under control to a point. For about 10+ years I have had warnings, usually in the a.m. in the form of twitches or jerks. They may be the result of too much sugar, lack of sleep, my menstrual period or not eating enough food. Any one of those things combined with a situation that is exciting or stressful or missing a dose of medication might also lead to these "jerks". There is a definite connection between Aspartame and jerks so I have eliminated it from my diet. I take Ativan (as needed) to stop the jerks (and prevent a potential grand mal seizure). When these situations occurred, I used to be slow to take an Ativan. I felt I could "control" the jerks and I knew I'd be tired later in the day. I also saw it as a sign of defeat. Since changing my diet I've learned that it's easier to take a piece of Ativan than to try to control the jerks. The few seizures I've had have not afforded me the longer warning time I once had. Another change I've made is that if I miss a dose of medication it's best to adjust and work it in. Since changing my diet, the jerks have decreased substantially. I had 3 grand mal seizures in January. That was a lot. However, a few of the reasons above can be given for each one. I have not had one seizure this month. I think I took a piece of Ativan one time. I am most excited that I wake each morning with so much energy -- and I maintain that energy throughout the day! I feel I have the potential to do as much as the next person. I feel like a cloud (I didn't even realize was there) has been lifted from my brain. I do have to be a little more "heads up" with regard to the items I mentioned since changing my diet. In the past few years I have gained tremendous knowledge about how my Epilepsy affects me. I know (now from experience) that a balance can be achieved with a change in diet. I also know that I only listened to you because you had first hand experience with what you were talking about. Thank you for your great advice.
Our chance meeting approximately 1 year ago was a Godsend. Since starting neurofeedback in May my chronic pain has decreased significantly. I used to have trouble sleeping and doing routine chores. My pain level was pretty much 24/7 and from a level of 1-10, ten being the worst, I was at a 10 the majority of the time. After approximately 3-4 weeks (twice a week) of treatment, I started noticing a change. Today my pain level is much less frequent and certainly less severe. The neurofeedback has also helped with my myoclonic jerking. My jerking is much less frequent which both my friends and family have noticed. The jerking has kept me from driving for the past 3 years. I have recently started driving short distances with success and am very hopeful that I will soon be driving more & more and once again be the independent person I was. I have also been able to put away my cane! The other tools you have given me to help me sleep and for pain have also been a great help. I would never have known about them without meeting you. It feels good not to have to take medications to sleep or medication for pain which the side effects were causing me more problems. For approximately 7 years, I have been under the care of a neurologist. In that time my symptoms continued to progress and the medications weren't working for me. Since my neurofeedback sessions, not only has my pain and jerking lessened but my blood pressure has gone down. On my recent visit to my neurologist, he was pleased with my progress and I think amazed at how well I was feeling. I feel blessed to have met you and look forward to working with you and your team to continue to improve my quality of life. Your passion for helping others surpasses anyone I have known. I am blessed to have met you that special day. Thank You and God Bless You!
I would like to thank you for how much your services have helped me with my focus, concentration and my overall better health, physically and emotionally since my stroke. It really has helped and I would recommend you to anyone else who had been through what I have.
My son, Tim was 17 years old when he was in a car accident and diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. A year after Tim's accident I called her and was brought into this whole new understanding of neurofeedback. It was wonderful. And it worked! When Tim began the neurofeedback he couldn't even remember what he had for lunch. Then, all of sudden, he remembered! And he has continued to progress. Last fall Tim was able to go to college and I owe that all to Dr. Diane and neurofeedback.
Dr. Stoler, Thank you for my college graduation gift, it really does remind me how far I have come and I could not have done it without your help and support. I will keep your beautiful gift on my desk for years to come and I know I will continue to succeed in life!. Take care and I really do appreciate everything you have done for me.
Dr. Diane challenged me to take hold of my aspirations and make them happen; all the time channeling my own initiative to achieve my goals. Dr. Diane also engaged others with whom she was working at the time to assist me, and I to assist them. Thanks to Dr. Diane's efforts, I have doubled my income in four years; moved up the corporate ladder; and actually recorded a music CD in an effort to launch another means of income and satisfaction. WARNING: Dr. Diane will not just sit and hold your proverbial hand -- Dr. Diane will challenge you -- directly when appropriate. Be prepared to work to reach your goal. If you are truly ready to achieve your dream, then you are ready for Dr. Diane. Even though I am some 400 miles from Dr. Diane now, I still call her from time to time. Time and space are not a problem. September 3, 2009. Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative
I love this book because its very informative and has helped me and my health care professionals go through the symptoms of ABI. I was able to refer this book to quite a few of my friends with ABIs. I liked how in the beginning of every chapter you have peoples experiences and I found that nice because when you have a brain injury sometimes you feel like you're the only person in the whole world going through it. When you know that others are dealing with your symptoms it helps decrease the stress or worry that you may have. I love the quotes from others with ABI all throughout the book. This book is like the Brain Injury Bible. I love this book and think Dr. Diane & Barbara Albers Hill did an amazing job on this book. I give it an A++ and so do all my friends that have her book. Big Hugs :)