I attended By Accident in 2018. At the time, approximately 2 years after my last known TIA, I was still in the confusion, frustration and anger phase of my recovery path. This path was exasperated because of the TIA’s which were happening roughly every 6 to 8 months.
When I attended By Accident, it was the first time I had been in a room with more than one person with an ABI to discuss our paths. Previous group sessions were hosted by medical personnel and were based very much around comparing medications (that was my experience). I didn’t last too long in those sessions as you might imagine.
I learnt it was okay to be angry, frustrated and confused, in fact, it is a normal part of the recovery phase. Eva allowed me to be that, while also providing me with the tools and techniques to deal with those emotions in healthy and constructive ways.
I will always be grateful for the teachings, friendships and love which populates By Accident and in turn my life now.