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Finding Confidence After Concussions (with Allison Cook, Miss Oregon USA)

Today we’re kicking off Season 2 with five time concussion survivor and Miss Oregon USA, Allison Cook, on finding confidence and knowing your worth. We talk about coping with symptoms, overcoming imposter syndrome, the invisible injury, and more!



0:00 Intro

1:41 Welcome to Season 2

9:24 Introducing Allison

12:39 Allison’s Concussion Journey

15:59 Coping with Symptoms

19:18 Invisible Injury

23:07 Imposter Syndrome Post-TBI

26:24 Confidence in Sharing Your Story

30:05 Dealing with Criticism & Misunderstandings

34:06 Comparison

39:16 You Matter

43:33 Words of Hope

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Finding Confidence After Concussions (with Allison Cook | Miss Oregon USA)




Connect with Allison: @allisonecook | @missorusa | allisoncook.com


Hope After Head Injury: @hopeafterheadinjury | facebook.com/hopeafterheadinjury

Join the online community & monthly zoom support group: hopeafterheadinjury.com/community


Brain Injury Bible Study: @braininjurybiblestudy | braininjurybiblestudy.com


Hosted by Cristabelle Braden: @cristabellebraden | facebook.com/cristabellebraden | cristabellebraden.com

Email: cristabelle@hopeafterheadinjury.com


Thank you to Council on Brain Injury for supporting this podcast by providing a microphone as part of their grant program to the brain injury community. Check out the amazing work done by CoBI at: councilonbraininjury.com


This podcast is for education and informational purposes only, and not intended for medical advice. If you need specific medical advice, please consult your physician.


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