NeuroNights

Building skills and community for brain injury survivors to live well through independence and productivity.

NEURONIGHTS IS ONLINE!

While we can't do face-to-face interaction with the survivor community, NeuroNights will move online to continue teaching wellness skills and provide an online space for survivors and their families to connect with peers. Join us in three easy steps:

1. Register for NeuroNights Online: Sign-up Here

2. Download GooseChase to play wellness missions at home: Download on the App Store or Download on Google Play

3. Log-in and learn by clicking the red button above | Next session is June 25 at 6:30PM (Creative Wellness)
You must register once using Step 1 to get the password for all of our sessions.
You will need to use Zoom to access the meetings, see below for instructions.

SESSION SCHEDULE

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Coronavirus & Brain Injury

Learn and ask questions about how the coronavirus pandemic impacts brain injury survivorship in an open forum with Dr. Sheital Bavishi, Medical Director of Ohio State's TBI Rehab. Plus, get to know the NeuroNights platform using GooseChase for at home.

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Emotional Wellness

Social distancing and troubling news can be stressful for anyone. Drs. Anthea Gray, Ruchika Prakash, and Kathy Wright will show you how daily schedules, sleep routines, and mindfulness practices can help you to reduce stress and mood challenges.

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Physical Wellness

Staying active at home is great for physical and mental wellness. Physical therapist Alicia Kempton and nurse practitioner Susan Bowman Burpee will lead an interactive chair yoga session, plus tips and resources for safe exercising at home.

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Financial Wellness

Learn how to plan for disability expenses, how to understand new policies, and more with financial planner Logan Phillips. This session is especially great for caregivers, with breakout sessions for occupational therapy skills for managing money.

Thursday, June 25, 2020
Creative Wellness

Music is a fantastic way to reduce stress, improve mood, and connect with others. Dr. Eugenia Costa-Giomi will explain how music helps you to stay well, and will lead a therapeutic drumming session using items you have at home.

All NeuroNights sessions are from 6:30PM to 7:30PM. One week after each workshop, we will have a check-in and chat about the workshop, the skills you are learning, and your progress on the GooseChase missions.

NeuroNights is supported by funds raised from the Brain Injury Awareness 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk - sign up for this year's race here: https://go.osu.edu/brainrun

PREVIOUS SESSION ARCHIVE

In this session, we discussed how the coronavirus pandemic and brain injury are connected in an open forum led by Dr. Sheital Bavishi, Medical Director of Ohio State's TBI Rehab. Plus, get to know the NeuroNights platform using GooseChase for at home.

WELCOME TO NEURONIGHTS

HOW TO USE ZOOM & GOOSE CHASE

COVID-19 & BRAIN INJURY

Goose Chase, our virtual scavenger hunt platform, officially began during this session. You can find directions for how to download the app and find our game in the scrollbar above, or you can rewatch the video to learn more.

Happy Hunting!

Missions to be completed by 5/21:

5/7/2020 - Welcome Back
Copper Column - 400 pts (Make a tower of pennies or coins at least 30 high and be sure to get some photographic evidence!)
Stay Informed - 500 pts (Watch the governor's address at 2pm and snap a photo!)
Books on Books - 400 pts (What books are you reading? Snap a picture of a book you're currently reading!)
Good Eats - 400 pts (Prepare and eat a healthy delicious meal!)
Puzzle Time - 500 pts (Complete a puzzle and snap a picture! Can be jigsaw, crossword, sudoku, word search, etc.)
Safety First - 400 pts (Snap a photo wearing your mask!)
Fresh Air - 600 pts (Take an outdoor walk in the park or simply enjoy some fresh air! Practicing social distancing of course, and be sure to snap a photo.)
Woof Woof - 600 pts (Get a picture with a dog, cat or pet of your choice! Bonus points for a video of them completing a trick.)

Virtual Reality - 600 pts (Use a fun and appropriate virtual background on Zoom for our next Neuro Nights session! Helpful hints available on our website in the Zoom packet.)

Break the Ice - 600 pts (Post a short video with your name, how you heard about Neuro Nights, and what you hope to learn and achieve through the program.)

Stay Connected - 500 pts (Videochat with a family member or friend.

Light Reading - 500 pts (Read up on how to use Zoom and Goosechase using the available documents on our website! Complete this mission by snapping a photo of the 4th page of the Zoom document.)

Join the Fun - 400 pts (If you haven't already done so, register for Virtual Neuro Nights using the sign up link on our website. Complete this mission by entering in the word "complete!")

Sheital Bavishi, DO

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Acupuncturist
  • Medical Director of Ohio State's TBI Rehab

About Me

Highlights
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014-2019

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Brain Injuries
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Traumatic
  • Brain Hemorrhage, Traumatic
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

Social distancing and troubling news can be stressful for anyone. In this session, Drs. Anthea Gray, Ruchika Prakash, and Kathy Wright show you how daily schedules, sleep routines, and mindfulness practices can help you to reduce stress and mood challenges

Goose Chase, our virtual scavenger hunt platform, continues with this session. You can find directions for how to download the app and find our game in the scrollbar above. Updated missions are given below, and ideally should be completed before the next session on 6/4.

Happy Hunting!

New Missions as of 5/21:

5/21/2020 - Emotional Wellness
4-7-8 Technique - 600 pts (Watch the youtube video on the 4-7-8 Breathing technique available here and post a video completing the technique! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz4G31LGyog)
Straw Breathing - 600 pts (Watch the youtube video on Straw Breathing technique available here, try out the technique, and snap a pic with your straw to complete this mission! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyMH1nbMbH0)
Mindful Eating - 500 pts (Review this infographic and post a reaction after trying one or the tactics! Which tactic did you try out? https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-lifestyle/mental-health-...)
Get Familiar - 400 pts (Take a moment to get to know our speaker for next week through the available link. What is something you're most interested in learning about emotional wellness? https://nursing.osu.edu/faculty-and-staff/kathy-wright
Craft Time - 500 pts (Draw a colorful picture or get involved in any of your favorite crafts! Get creative and snap a pic of your creation.)
Fallin' For You - 500 pts (Record a video of at least 20 dominos falling!)
Ahoy Matey - 500 pts (Construct and wear a pirate hat made of newspaper!)

Ruchika Prakash, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Clinical Area

  • Faculty in the Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University

Contact Information

prakash.30@osu.edu

(614) 292-8462

139 Psychology Building

1835 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Research Interests

Dr. Prakash's research interests broadly focus on understanding neuroplasticity in the context of healthy aging and neurological disorders, specifically multiple sclerosis, and applying the knowledge gained through research in basic sciences to design interventions that tap into such neuroplasticity

CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE LAB

LEARN MORE ABOUT DR. RUCHIKA PRAKASH


Kathy Wright, Ph.D., APRN-CNS

  • Assistant Professor
  • The Ohio State University College of Nursing

Contact Information

wright.2104@osu.edu

614-292-0309

376 Newton Hall

1585 Neil Avenue

Columbus, OH 43210

Research Interests

Dr. Wright's research centers on improving mental health and blood pressure self-management in African American older adults with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, cognitive impairment and hypertension. She also holds a faculty position in The Ohio State University Discovery Themes-Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Brain Injury Institute.

LEARN MORE ABOUT DR. KATHY WRIGHT


Anthea Gray, Psy.D

More Information Coming Soon

Staying active at home is great for physical and mental wellness. Physical therapist Alicia Kempton and nurse practitioner Susan Bowman Burpee lead an interactive chair yoga session, plus offer tips and resources for safe exercising at home.

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