Fatigue Management (Episode 24)

After a brain injury, fatigue can become one of the most draining and difficult parts of getting through the day or week. Today we going to talk about some strategies and tips on how to manage that fatigue with Natalie Mackenzie, who has worked in the field of Neuro Rehabilitation for 20 years. Part of this is learning about what Natalie calls the 3 P’s: Planning, Prioritization, and Pacing.


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Natalie Mackenzie has worked in the field of Neuro Rehabilitation for nearly 20 years. As a Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapist and Certified Brain Injury Trainer, she has worked with hundreds of families and clients as Founder and Director of a Community Cognitive Rehabilitation service in the UK.

Natalie is also known as The Cognitive Rehab Coach, providing online support and education, blog writing, and contributions to the industry magazine, The NR Times. Natalie has trained a huge number of employees, as well as other industry professionals and spoken at conferences, whilst holding board positions for charities. She strives to increase standards in long term brain injury rehabilitation in the UK and providing more support to those struggling with any level of brain injury.

Natalie holds a BSc in Psychology and MSc in Cognitive Neuropsychology, and is currently completing her ADHD Coaching qualification with IACT. Natalie has a wealth of experience and training in the field both with adults and children, across severities of TBI from concussions to severe injuries. Natalie focus on a large range of goals, identified with the client, from day to day functional skills to return to work or education settings.

Natalie works closely with clients and families to educate and provide support with understanding the challenges of living with a hidden disability. Strategies, insights and training is provided to help navigate the pathway, with a holistic approach. As a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Natalie also provides sessions to deal with anxiety, stress, adjustment and general relaxation to all ages.

Areas of expertise include fatigue management, insight and awareness, adjustment and formation of self and strategy implementation. As well as enjoying some geek level brain education to explain in simple why the brain doesn’t quite work the way we want it to sometimes! But with huge emphasis on the strengths of strategy implementation and adjustment to change of roles and formulation of changed values post injury.

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Cristabelle Braden is an award winning singer/songwriter, keynote speaker, writer, podcast host, brain injury survivor & advocate. www.cristabellebraden.com

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