How I Rescued My Brain (Paperback) by Roland David
As a psychologist specialising in court assessments David Roland often saw the toughest most heartbreaking cases. The emotional trauma had begun to take its toll - and then the global financial crisis hit leaving his family facing financial ruin. So when he found himself in a local emergency ward with little idea of where he was or how he got there doctors wondered if he had had a nervous breakdown - if the strain of treating individuals with mental-health problems had become too much. Eventually they discovered the truth: David had suffered a stroke which had resulted in brain injury. He faced two choices: give up or get his brain working again. Drawing on the principles of neuroplasticity David set about re-wiring his brain. Embarking on a search that brought him into contact with doctors neuroscientists yoga teachers musicians and a Buddhist nun he found the tools to restore his sense of self: psychotherapy exercise music mindfulness and meditation. *How I Rescued My Brain* is the story of David's neurological difficulties and his remarkable cognitive recovery. It is also an account of a journey to emotional health and wellbeing. In the tradition of Marc Lewis's *Memoirs of an Addicted Brain* and Jill Bolte Taylor's *My Stroke of Insight* this is an amazing tale of one man's resilience and his determination to overcome one of the most frightening situations imaginable - the fear that he had lost his mind and might not get it back.