My husband is minimally conscious after suffering hypoxic injury in Oct 2011. I want to help him come back to me, this world and his family. How can I use positive affirmations to do this? All input gratefully received.
I wish I could offer some helpful advice to you, but I don’t even know what hypoxic injury is. I hope someone will be able to share something useful.
I’m sorry, I should have given more detail. My husband had stomach surgery but the next day suffered a cardiac arrest which led to severe brain damage (hypoxic brain injury). He went into a coma, is now minimally conscious and we’re hoping to get him SMART assessed soon. However, myself, his sister and other family members have been trying lots of things to help him: kinesiology, the Feldenkrais method, homeopathy and sensory stimuli (music, textures, tastes [although he has a tracheostomy we can still give him iced tea, juice, etc] and images) to bring him closer to consciousness. A friend of mine told me about positive affirmations that she uses with her husband who has a traumatic brain inury from a fall and I hoped someone in bmindful could steer me in the right direction?
I’ve set up a blog for my husband: it’s robertbolton.org or robertboltondotorg – whichever works if you’re interested.
Regards, Angela ~ Ireland
I’m sorry you are having to go through this difficult time. I don’t see any way that affirmations could hurt, but I don’t know of any research or studies about how it affects people with the types of difficulties that you listed. I hope someone will be able to help. My prayers are with you.
i too wish i had answers for you.affirmations are very powerful so they are certainly worth trying.i will be praying for you and your family and for your husbands recovery.love and blessings mara.