On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Melissa Morrison about her journey following a concussion. Melissa Morrison is the International Bestselling author of the book, Unstick Your Stuck. She is a Certified Co-Active Professional Coach, a Certified Neurosculpting Facilitator and a speaker. As a TBI Thriver Life Coach she works with TBI survivors to find their new normal so they can heal and gain their life back personally and professionally.
In this episode, we discuss:
-How Melissa’s concussion symptoms impacted her daily life
-Melissa’s experience with medical providers following her concussion
-Why Melissa became a life coach and began her work with TBI survivors
-The various components of neurosculpting
-And so much more!
Symptoms of a concussion can often go unnoticed at the time of injury. From Melissa’s experience, she states, “I didn’t think it was that bad. It was something that I thought would just go away.” Melissa was unable to receive appropriate medical management of her concussion leading to greater harm to her psychology. She states, “That was hard for me to look in the mirror and not see anything… There was a disconnect.”
One of the turning points of Melissa’s journey was when she was able to express herself freely and feel as though she was in a safe environment. With the help of her physical therapist, Melissa found that, “There was actually a chance after this that maybe I could heal… She understood what I was going through… She really listened to what was going on.” For concussion management, Melissa advises all medical providers to, “Really slow down and listen because a lot of times the processing of the person with a concussion is slower than it was prior to… Really taking the time and believe them. Believe what they’re saying.”
Melissa’s life path was altered following her injury in a direction that has led her to pursue her passions. Despite the hardships, she remarks, “Having this concussion was a wakeup call from the universe.”
For more information on Melissa:
I am Melissa S. Morrison, CPCC, CNSF, CFE.
I am a recovering accountant and a brain injury thriver who found my passion as a life coach and an author. I specialize in working with people who want to stretch the edges of their comfort zone by transforming and taking the lead in their lives. As a traumatic brain injury survivor, I understand what it means to personally transform. I am living proof that you can step into your truth no matter what circumstance you face in life.
I obtained my coaching certification from the Coaches Training Institute as a Co-Active Professional Coach. I am a Certified Neurosculpting® Facilitator from the Neurosculpting® Institute, aimed at improving lives using neuroscience through education of overall brain health and re-wiring old stories through meditation.
My career background in leadership and business in auditing, consulting, and fraud creates a unique viewpoint as a life coach. As a Certified Fraud Examiner, I am equipped with the tools to recognize and eliminate the personal fraud we all hide behind.
I excel at being creatively curious with clients, bringing my strong intuition and awareness into the space and bringing the energy and fun we need back in our lives.
Here is me. I am loving, caring and powerful. On the other hand: I’m blunt; I’m bold; I’m a risk-taker. I am also driven, curious, inspirational, and intelligent. Honesty is number one and I plan to give that to you in all the work we do together. I want this to be interactive; to start conversations.
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