I’m fairly sure we would all agree, the person who narrates the following video could not possibly read our minds. Yet, when we watch the five-minute video and follow what we are told to do, it appears the person successfully read our minds. This trick is successful because we (brain injured or not) are susceptible to the power of suggestion. When we hear something, most people instinctively believe it is true. In general, few people challenge what they hear. I chose to include the following video in this post because the video illustrates how easily we are misdirected by the comments we hear. Similarly, when negative comments from doctors, loved ones, caregivers, or friends are directed at survivors, the negativity can easily erode the confidence of survivors and convince them there is no hope of recovery. Suggestion is a powerful tool; it can misdirect, deceive, or encourage. Remove negativity from your life and thoughts as quickly as possible.
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