Currently: Retired following brain injury (RTA)
Expected fees: Less than one hundred GBP
Tim Richens is available as a guest speaker to talk about his journey from a "death defying" accident to his current life as a " normal" bloke of 59 years of age and all the emotional issues faced in that 8 year journey - you or your family might not have experienced a serious accident but brain injury affects every one of us in some way, so you will probably see yourself, or a family member, in his story.
It wont tell you how to cope, but it explains how Tim has coped, and even flourished and some of the strategies you can use to get "there" (wherever "there" is!!).
This is just the website but why not get Tim along as a speaker to an audience where he explain this in more detail and relevant, pertinant, questions can be asked to put even more "meat on the bones"!
THE AIM OF THE PRESENTATION:
To get people to understand that a brain injury is not like a “broken leg” and that it affects people and their loved ones in vastly different ways.
It talks about the emotional effects on the injured person and how it affects them, not only outwardly, but inwardly.
The talk is intended to give an insight into the emotions of a person, without sounding self-pitying, and the frustrations that exist, as well as the consequences of these frustrations
It aims to explain that we aren’t worried about death as such but want to live our lives and not just survive!
MY USP (why chose me?):
I’m speaking from the heart and my case is just mine, my situation is specific to me but my story cuts across many other stories.
But mainly I get IT (whatever IT is!!)
ITS REAL, NOT A THEORETICAL CASE HISTORY