The Brain Dialogues kicked of Wedsneday evening with Ben Fanelli, an ex-Ontario Hockey League captain, brain injury survivor, philanthropist, and podcast host.
Building a Resilient Mind will focus on his long and inspirational journey to recovery after he suffered a devastating brain injury on the ice. Through anecdotes, research, and behavioural concepts, Ben will outline how Stoicism and Buddhism helped him build a resilient mind.
The dialogue is free, with a suggested pay what you can donation. Additional dialogues will follow, including Traumatic Brain Injury 101: Understanding the basics and how to help on December 5, and Learn how your brain really works, and how to use it to enrich your life on January 9, 2019. More information can be found here.
THEMUSEUM is also proud to partner with the Brain Injury Association Waterloo-Wellington to host Unmasking Brain Injury Project. This emotional exhibition tells the story of local brain injury survivors through a powerful art display.
The painted and decorated masks, as well as a brief synopsis of how the injury was sustained and the impact on their life, can be viewed in the first floor cafeteria.
The Unmasking Brain Injury project is part of a province-wide initiative that provides survivors a powerful way to tell their stories, making the invisible, visible. Further information on the project is available here.