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Embracing Hope After Traumatic Brain Injury
Finding Eden

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ISBN 9781032105789
February 11, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
160 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This important book provides a first-hand account from a university professor who experienced traumatic brain injury. It tells the story of Michael Arthur, who had recently accepted a position as vice principal of a new high school. After only two weeks on the job, he was involved in a car accident whilst driving through an intersection in northern Utah.

Through his personal account, he takes the reader into the dark interworking of his mind as he tries to cope with his new reality. He provides insight into how he learnt how to process information and even speak without stumbling on his words, whilst also sharing how his significant relationships suffered as he tried to navigate the restless seas of doubt while trying to circumvent his unyielding symptoms.

The book is about finding optimism and gaining insight into the struggles of the brain-injured patient and about trying to understand the perspectives of love-ones who can’t quite grasp the idea of an invisible injury. From the sudden onset of garbled speech, to the challenges of processing information, the changing dynamic of the author’s life is highlighted to help family members and healthcare workers better understand.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

A Moment in Time

Chapter 2

A New Beginning

Chapter 3

Coping with Change

Chapter 4

Post-Concussion Syndrome and Work

Chapter 5

Post-Concussion Syndrome and Family

Chapter 6

Post-Concussion Syndrome and Finances

Chapter 7

A Closer Look at Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Chapter 8

Finding Your Eden

Chapter 9

Coping Strategies for Psychological Effects of Brain Injury


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Michael S. Arthur completed his Doctorate of Education degree at Concordia University in the United States. He currently teaches graduate research courses to teachers working toward their master’s in education degrees. After suffering a traumatic brain injury, Michael was determined to learn all he could about post-concussion syndrome to help himself and others.


"…Michael Arthur has written a must-read for anyone living with brain injury. I found his book highly relatable and credible. A page turner." 
Hollywood actor, Kevin Sorbo, is best known as the star of Hercules. After sustaining an on-set injury, he found True Strength on his own road to recovery.