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Heading into the Future: 2023 Interprofessional Virtual Summit on Brain Injury

May 1–21, 2023

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“Heading into the Future” is a virtual summit focused on current practice, trends, education and research on brain injury. The summit is focused on an interprofessional audience, including consumers with brain injuries, family members, caregivers, students, educators, clinical staff like therapists, social workers and psychologists, medical staff of nurses and physicans, administrators, and policy makers.

Pre-recorded sessions are 60 and 90 minutes, allowing summit attendees to watch the videos 24/7 at their convenience. Presenters will be available for live Q & A sessions that will be published for attendees in the event they would like to dialogue with the speakers. 

The keynote address will be given by Carole Starr, who sustained a brain injury in an auto accident in 1999. Hear this nationally recognized speaker share a humorous and inspirational speech on developing resiliency during times of adversity. A speaker LIVE Q & A will be held with Carole on May 16. 

LoveYourBrain Yoga: A Comprehensive Introduction to an Evidence-Based Clinical Yoga Program

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 7:00 PM–8:00 PM EDT
Session Length

90 minutes

Speaker Perspectives

Clinical staff: therapists, social workers, psychologists


The LoveYourBrain (LYB) Foundation developed a research-based yoga program for the TBI community to help improve emotional, physical, and cognitive wellbeing. Origami Rehabilitation partnered with LYB, the first clinical partnership in the country, to bring this program to survivors and caregivers in the mid-Michigan area. This presentation discusses the benefits of yoga/meditation/mindfulness, explores a breathing exercise and guided meditation, and outlines suggestions for incorporating yoga and meditation activities at home or within therapy sessions. 

Focus of Presentation
Intervention/treatment modality
Community Involvement
Learning Outcomes

1. Describe Love Your Brain Yoga (LYB)

2. Identify at least 3 benefits of LYB

3. Explain 2 ways therapists can incorporate LYB into practice

Target Audience
Medical staff: physicians, nurses, etc.
Clinical staff: therapists, social workers, psychologists, etc.
Administrators and Executives


Karley Brouwer, Origami Rehabilitation
Biographical Statement

Karley Brouwer is a Recreational Therapist (CTRS) working at Origami Rehabilitation, located in Mason, MI. She has been working in this position at Origami since 2018. Prior to Origami, she worked within sub-acute rehabilitation, as well as, long-term care. Karley is the Treasurer and Practitioner Representative of the Executive Board Committee on the Committee on Accreditation of Recreational Therapy Education (CARTE). She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS), Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP), and is certified in LoveYourBrain yoga. Karley has been one of the leading LYB yoga instructors at Origami for 4+ years and enjoys implementing this evidence-based program to clients and support individuals through their journey of brain injury rehabilitation.

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Lindsay Hunt, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS, Origami Rehabilitation
Biographical Statement

Lindsay is a SLP working at Origami Rehabilitation since 2018. She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, is Speak Out certified, and LoveYourBrain yoga certified. She values yoga, mindfulness, & meditation personally and introducing to clients.

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Kyla Pearce , LoveYourBrain Yoga