Introduction to Jaisa Sulit

Dr. Rolf Gainer, PhD, Diplomate, ABDA

Rolf B. Gainer, PhD

I recently had the opportunity to meet Jaisa Sulit at the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario (NRIO) in Etobicoke, Ontario. Jaisa is an Occupational Therapist who came to NRIO to talk to the staff about Mindfulness and its application to individuals with brain injury. As I am interested in the practice of Mindfulness and have participated in a recent research study which applied Mindfulness to individuals living with brain injury disabilities, I was particularly drawn to hearing  what Jaisa thought about the application to NRIO clients. What I didn’t originally know was that Jaisa came to the practice of Mindfulness through her own spinal cord injury and rehabilitation. Her candor about her road back from her injury is amazing and her spirit is unstoppable. Her enthusiasm for Mindfulness and for life is amazing. I am very pleased that Jaisa agreed to contribute to NeuroNotes.

About Rolf Gainer Ph.D.

Dr. Rolf Gainer is the founder of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma as well as the Neurological Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario, in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Gainer is a psychologist with more than twenty-five years of experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. Dr. Gainer has designed and operated innovative rehabilitation programs in the United States and Canada for individuals who have been regarded as difficult to serve. He is currently involved in conducting two outcome studies related to the long-term issues faced by individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. He has presented papers throughout the United States and Canada in many professional conferences and educational forums.

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