After over 30 years of living with a brain injury, 25 years of facilitating brain injury support groups and 15 years of working with the disabled, poor and marginalized, Lillian’s passion is to point people towards hope. Her social work and counselling backgrounds serve to complement her ability to promote resilience in the people she works with.
Watson Centre Society for Brain Health helps people who have suffered brain injury obtain access to leading edge programs that traditional avenues have not explored. We are just beginning to scratch the surface about the brain, how it works, learns, and can relearn after an injury.
Michael A. Kale
Most of the conversation today around brain injury seems to be focused on who or what caused it. This is due in part because many in the medical field embraced the assumption that the brain is the only organ in the body that could not heal itself. The Watson Centre Society for Brain Health, has moved beyond that conversation and challenged the assumption by providing a path to healing and in turn, hope for individuals who suffer from brain injuries.
NHL Alumni, Hockey Executive
WCSBH has helped me to recover from my MVA TBI / concussion. I had to admit “disability and injury” as I could not function any longer with the Competitive Edge that I had come to rely on within myself and my career! I recommend the full-time program. The time I put in will pay dividends towards my future… Admit and come to accept your injury and great things await with perseverance and resilience. The Watson Centre Society and support persons are patient. Please consider your mental and emotional well-being for yourself and your loved ones, let alone your future financial ability to earn. I have recovered crucial working life – executive functioning abilities.
Current Watson Centre Society Participant
My brain injury was 30 years ago and since my injury my thinking has been cloudy and slow and since being in this program for the past 6 months my thinking is clearer and faster…participating in this program is better than winning the lottery.
Former Watson Centre Society Participant
I’m now naturally able to wake up at a reasonable time and have less of a need for napping. Better functioning in my days/life. I have improved socially for a few months now.
Former Watson Centre Society Participant
Their focus is on restoring function in TBI victims so that they can once again enjoy life to the greatest extent possible. I highly recommend and endorse the Watson Centre Society for Brain Health for this purpose, and if they were closer to where I am in Seattle, I would send all my clients to them to get their lives back.
Personal Injury Lawyer
I am a 49 year old, 11 year NHL veteran and my career was cut short due to multiple concussions. Since then I have been looking for a program(s) that might help me with my day to day mental struggles. A few months ago happened to sit in on a few of the Watson / BrainExTM seminars and am now excited to be able to take part in this groundbreaking approach for potential cognitive healing and a better way of life.
Retired Canadian Hockey Defenceman
WCBH is implementing a unique multidisciplinary and holistic approach in treating the effects of traumatic brain injury. This comprehensive program has the potential to present real opportunity for individuals affected by TBI to become whole again.
Dr. Mike Dowling, DC, CCSP
Chiropractic Sports Physician
I was fortunate enough to live a dream and play in the NFL for 14 years. While I don’t feel any negative cognitive effects at 46 years old, I know that the possibility is always there. Whether it is me or any of my former teammates that might benefit from the work of the Watson Center, I am glad they are there and care enough to do the work they are doing.
Former American Football Centre
As a 48-year-old 10 year NFL veteran, I am beginning to notice subtle changes in my own cognitive abilities. Misplacing my keys, fumbling over words, and forgetting names are becoming commonplace in my everyday life. I have long believed I would benefit from a Watson Centre Society/BrainExTM type program that was customized to address the specific needs of an NFL Player.