Unlocking My Brain: Through the Labyrinth of Acquired Brain Injury brings to life Christine's personal experience of brain injury - from losing her vision and being unable to walk, talk or write, Christine regained her life, her thoughts and her career.
In 1991, Christine was involved in a horrific car accident and suffered extensive injuries including Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Unlocking My Brain shows the incredible plasticity of the human brain as well as the plasticity of the human spirit.
An educator by training, Christine Durham taught at Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School for over 20 years and was a founding member of VAPS, an education program aimed to enrich the thinking and understanding of students.
Determined to return to teaching, Christine developed and conducted over 4,000 Philosophy and Thinking workshops with her students and started her career as one of Australia's most inspirational writers. At age 67, despite her double vision, Christine obtained a PhD in Health Sciences and discovered even more effective ways to help people with brain injury help themselves.
Dr. Christine Durham has written a compelling description of the physical injuries and the changes that she has wrestled with from the serious Acquired Brain Injury. The comparison of the ABI to Alice in Wonderland seems like something that many people might be able to understand. This book as an audio book might be helpful for someone who is learning to cope with an ABI but I would recommend the book for just about everyone. So many people either know someone who has had an injury or perhaps a stroke that the book will help with the understanding of what is going on. Yes, after a while the memory problem is a blessing--think about how many times someone says don't tell... and you can say I will not remember it in 5 minutes. I doubt people say anything to the doctors about not remembering who they are or day/date when they wake for fear they will be locked up.
This is a really good book! There might even be an idea for some education ideas for school classrooms. Oh, the audio books is a helpful way to do books when reading text is problematic after an injury.