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FIRST-HAND INSIGHTS
INTO LIFE WITH A
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

The human brain is the most powerful thing in the world. When it gets injured, as mine did in a motorbike accident in 2008, you have to find new ways to live and strategies to deal with all the side effects that come with a Traumatic Brain Injury. This invisible illness challenges me every single moment of every single day. But I never let it stop me from achieving my goals. Through my workshops and talks I show others what life is like with a TBI, and how they can overcome adversity too.

About

Hey there, welcome, my name is Scott.

Let me tell you my story. Well, in 2008 I was involved in a motorbike accident in Victoria, Australia, that left me with lasting injuries including a Traumatic Brain Injury. This was due to a severe Closed Head Injury, which resulted in extensive facial fractures, requiring a facial reconstruction. To reconstruct my face, they bolted 11 titanium plates to my skull. My TBI was so severe that I sustained extremely severe Frontal Lobe Damage and shearing of the brain. This has left me with paralysis from my shoulder to my toes down the right hand side of my body, causing major instability issues. On top of that, I have a Brachial Plexus injury to my right arm involving three severed nerves. Luckily I have two arms and two legs, because that would suck if I didn’t, right? Unfortunately I don’t have two brains. Instead, I’m blessed with a damaged one, and I make it work really hard.

Keynote Speaking

Resilience is about bouncing back better than ever

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Scott started his journey in 2008 and has been doing rehab ever since. For over eight years, Scott has been to learning how to be resilient. From the moment he woke up from his coma, Scott had to make a choice. He had to decide which road to walk down and the road he has been walking, ever since, has taught him the true meaning of resilience. To overcome adversity, Scott had to have the right mindset and persistence to achieve his goals. The lessons that Scott has learnt about life cannot be read in a book, they can only be learnt through experience. He is the only person that can tell you what he’s been through and how he’s done it and he knows that it’s up to him to pass on this information.

Workshops

First-hand insight into life with a Traumatic Brain Injury

Students

For medical, OT, speech pathology, physiotherapy, nursing students – the list goes on. Scott B Harris has designed the brain injury workshop to give students insights into what life with a TBI is really like. He shares his own story, explains the strategies he uses to deal with the side effects of his injury and offers a series of exercises that lets the group understand a little about what someone living with a TBI experiences every day. Scott is uniquely placed to help students step into someone else’s world to see what is frustrating, what is useful and how to work effectively with people with a brain injury.

Carers

Caring for a loved one or a patient with a TBI can be challenging, confronting, and even bewildering. Through his workshops, Scott helps carers to understand what someone with a TBI might be experiencing. He also highlights some of the interactions with his family and friends that he found most helpful, sharing anecdotes from his own experience.

Medical Professionals

Sometime in their career and perhaps every day, therapists and other medical professionals will interact with patients who have a severe TBI. Scott’s workshops can help medical professionals to understand just what someone with a TBI might be going through. He will also share the elements of his rehab that helped and motivated him and explain why they were useful. Scott talks thoughtfully and with clarity about what life is like with a TBI as that has been his life since 2008.

Testimonials

Blog

The Injured Brain


August 14, 2017Scott B Harris
The Injured Brain

For the past nine years I have been living with my brain injury. Although I have achieved so much since my near-fatal accident in 2008 and it may appear to some that my brain injury is an all but distant ...

Selling Books With an Injured Brain


June 13, 2018Scott B Harris
Selling Books With an Injured Brain

Ok, so the gun went off and it was game on. Stiff shit if you’re not ready, Scott, we just can’t sit around waiting for you. In this game, procrastination is one strike, two strikes, three strikes and whoops, you ...

The Come Down


June 06, 2018Scott B Harris
The Come Down

Between my editor, who has been in the book game for 20+ years and my uncle who has written 20+ books, I was told 20+ times that this would happen. Did I take it as gospel? OF COURSE NOT! Once ...

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