Why Does Everything Seem So Surreal After Brain Injury?

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI

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About the Author Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. https://www.createspace.com/3779691/ and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his lifes savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" (it missed, btw!) and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season." True! The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at ebooks (digital books) http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4 http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock Paperbacks (see https://goldendawnpublishing.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/paperback-writer/ and https://wanttowriteabook.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/paperback-writer-the-beatles/ https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE https://www.amazon.com/Craig-Lock/e/B005GGMAW4/ref=pe_584750_33951330_sr_tc_2_0?qid=1476388259&sr=1-2-ent http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books and http://goo.gl/vTpjk All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – MINE! “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “ “Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.” PPS Don’t worry about the world ending today… as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand
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4 Responses to Why Does Everything Seem So Surreal After Brain Injury?

  1. Well from a purely physical point of view the brain has been shaken quite a bit so it will take time for it to settle. Add to this the bruising and the death of neurons, nothing really seems like it once did. I had ‘dreams’ when I was in hospital – one about putting out the flames on a crashed plane just before I wet the bed! It takes a while for things to settle, but they do. To quote from my book ‘Flight of a Lifetime’ (http://ow.ly/DKc3l): Even when awake, I was not aware of my surroundings and cannot truly remember any events during that period of my life, other than the hazy images that may or may not have been real. It was a further two weeks before my memory returned to me fully and these half-images of my dreamlike state receded back to my sleep where they belonged.

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  2. craig lock says:

    Good description and thanks for sharing, Philip

    Regards
    craig

    PS
    see https://www.facebook.com/brainline/
    Craig Lock Interesting article and thanks for sharing. Reminds me of the “dream-like” state I was in for a long time (many months, years?) following my accident. It was as if I was “floating” with no idea what was “real/reality”. Like you, I was totally unaware of my surroundings…and felt that I could anything.
    craig
    http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com
    http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com

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  3. Another of my ‘dreams’ was of me preparing to dive in one of the old fashioned dry suits, which had the air pumped to the suits from dry land. My guess is this coincided with me having a nasogastric tube fitted.

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