Dr. Bryan Weinstein, D.O.
and Drew Bufalini
Every day, each of us participates in dozens of seemingly minor social interactions: from buying our morning coffee to casually passing someone in the hallway. For most of us, these become automatic. For someone recovering from a neuro trauma, there is nothing minor about utilizing social skills in any level of communication. At Life Skills Village, we believe in helping our patients redevelop their social skills via education, rehearsal, reintegration and discovering an altruistic purpose in their lives. This purpose can do so much more than provide meaning in our patients’ lives – it promotes the neuroplasticity so critical for true rehabilitation.
Neuro trauma or otherwise, altruism makes people happier even than spending money on themselves. “Giving to charity activates brain regions associated with pleasure, social connection, and trust. Scientists also believe that altruism may trigger the release of endorphins in the brain, giving us a ‘helper’s high.’” Perhaps most important for people with a neuro trauma: altruism promotes social connections. Continue...
The LSV Sheltered Workshop is open and buzzing with activity. Our employees are already making it their own. David (pictured above) is contacting local non-profit organizations and offering the services of the workshop free of charge. If your non-profit organization could use a hand, let's talk!
Other employees are busy building dressers, assembling hygiene kits, washing and sorting clothes and more. All for homeless and veteran organizations. Contact us for more information.The Sheltered Workshop specializes in vocational rehabilitation for people with neuro trauma while fulfilling the needs of our neighbors.
LSV is seeking employees with neuro trauma to become Relief Associates. Contact us today to learn more or schedule a guest day at the LSV Sheltered Workshop.
Everyone has their own measure of success. When our clients have reintegrated into the community, spirits get pretty high at LSV. George is our latest success story. Click here for more client case studies/outcomes.
Some define it as simply “feeling good.” Others describe happiness as being an infinitely more complex, scientifically quantifiable emotion; an equation that includes pleasure, engagement and meaning experienced in both the short and long term. Still others, like Mahatma Ghandi, describe happiness as a state of being where, “What you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.” Continue...
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