When your body has been through a major event
(like a Stroke) and you survive it, that is much like a
earthquake. Surviving such an event is NOT the same thing as
recovering from this catastrophic event.
Recovering from a major event requires serious after care both
to minimize its after-shocks and to assist your body in its
long term healing process.
Here are some general rules of thumb that will
help you to recover from the effects of a Stroke:
Special Instructions: Stroke Intensive Care (the first 60 Days)
Stroke should be renamed to "strike" for strokes
are invariably caused by the
going on strike against
the sufferer's lifestyle. To those around them, strokes are seldom a
surprise because others can usually tell how the sufferer has failed to
honor themselves -
body, mind, and emotions.
Stroke "victims" have not consistently
honored their bodies by giving them the proper food, drink, exercise,
sleep, and other things "which everyone knows" they should do. They do
not honor their minds by consistently getting the "time off" they need
to play, "re-charge", and "re-create" themselves. They do not honor
their emotions instead choosing to deny, suppress, minimize, or distort
them if they "get in the way". Doing all of these guarantees a stroke.
The "Western Diet" (high in sugar, fat, oil,
refined carbohydrates, meat, cheese, as well as food additives-preservatives),
high blood pressure,
too much stress,
too little exercise (mainly walking less than
30 minutes daily), chronic inflammation, and chronic lack of
(less than 8 hours daily).
Energy Work Eligibility:
Strokes severely disrupt the
So energy work should wait until after physical therapy has started.
When the sufferer is well enough to do physical therapy, they are
well enough to do energy work to support their recovery.
Strokes happen when an individual has ignored the consistent and persistent
cries of their body and mind to slow down... so the stroke does that for them.
The goal of Stroke Intensive Care
(for 60 Days after the Stroke) is to force
(in a good way) the brain to rewire itself so the stroke sufferer can
regain lost functionality to
get a second chance at life and at loving themselves more.
Stroke Intensive Care - Tips for Loved Ones
- Key Point to Remember:
Stroke sufferers are unusually receptive to
the emotions of loved ones around them. So their loved ones should do their
best NOT to worry (outpicturing negative outcomes for the stroke sufferer).
Loved ones should consciously project LOVE to
the stroke sufferer and to picture a positive outcome for them. Showing
them physical affection (touches, hugs, and kisses) is essential for
helping their body rebuild damaged pathways.
Loved ones should keep the stroke sufferer engaged
in whatever they are passionate about doing with their life. They should
connect the stroke sufferer to the present by telling that person how they
have contributed to their life. They should find ways for them to have
FLOW moments (see the book: "FLOW: The Psychology of Optimal Experience"
by Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi).
Stroke Intensive Care - Medical Techniques
- Physical Therapy:
Do what the therapist advises to help the stroke
sufferer progress outside of sessions (help them to walk, pick up things,
and so on). Start with super light exercise like moving eyes, hands, feet,
arms, legs gradually.
- Speech Therapy:
Ask the stroke sufferer open ended questions
(avoid yes-no questions). Progressively increase the time spent talking to
the sufferer. When they can tolerate speaking for 10min, speak for 20min,
and so on. Let the sufferer do most of the talking. When you cannot
understand what they are saying, ask them to repeat it. Ask them to repeat
words they have garbled. Help the stroke sufferer practice speaking words
that are routinely difficult for them.
Stroke Intensive Care - Alternative Techniques
"Reiki Heart Anchor":
helps the stroke sufferer
to flow more love into their body at any time (without drawing undue attention).
For lots of love is desperately needed to help repair a stroke damaged heart and mind.
"Reiki Heart Hug":
helps the stroke
sufferer to experience one of the highest quality hugs ever. It requires
the assistance of a loving, healthy partner. The healthy individual should
focus on sending as much love as possible to their stroke damaged partner.
This will definitely speed up the stroke recovery process.
- Eye - VAK
Clasp your hands together, interlace
your fingers, and line your thumbs together so that they point upward.
Extend your arms out and use your clasped hands to draw a figure 8 (eight)
laying on its side (like someone had toppled it over). Start at the upper
left hand side and go down to the right following your imaginary figure
eight until you have returned to where you started. Repeat whatever it is
you want to recall as you keep your eyes fixed on your thumbs (be sure not
to move your head, only your eyes). Do this 7 times.
- Eye -
Tibetan Eye Mandala:
Staring at this mandala with a soft focus helps to
rewire the brain to compensate for neural pathways damaged by the stroke.
Eye - Visual Pursuits:
Low light intensity video games (no strobing
effects, etc) helps to rewire the neural pathways damaged by the stroke.
Ear - VAK Auditory Technique:
Put your thumb and index finger
together and use the tips to gently massage the outer rim of your earlobes.
Start at the top of the earlobe where it joins the face. Continue until
you go all around the earlobe until it rejoins the face. Be sure to gently
roll-massage the lobes as you go. Repeat whatever it is you want to recall
the entire time that you are doing the earlobe massage (be sure to minimize
moving your head). Do this 7 times.
Ear - Relaxation Music:
Special music at the 8 Hertz (Hz) Earth
frequency) helps the brain heal itself (visit the
for detailed information).
- Ear - Auditory Pursuits:
Turn off the sound in "no strobing" video
games and have the sufferer sing their own tune to action.
- Touch - VAK Kinesthetic Technique:
While standing up in an area
with enough space to swing your arms and legs around, raise your arms, and
bend them at the elbow. Slowly raise your left knee off the ground and
move your right arm toward it until they connect. Then return to your
original position. Slowly raise your right knee off the ground and move
your left arm toward it until they connect. Repeat whatever it is you
want to recall the entire time you are moving. Do this 7 times. When
you are done with this dance, place your hands over your heart, and repeat
for the final 7 times whatever it is that you want to recall. [The stroke
sufferer should only do this AFTER physical therapy has enabled the person
to stand and walk without pain or difficulty and only with medical approval.]
- Touch - Tactile Pursuits:
Getting lots of touches (hugs, kisses,
etc) as well as doing puzzles, juggling, and other games promoting hand-eye