Our Program - Watson Centre for Brain Health

Our Program

At the Watson Centre Society for Brain Health (WCSBH) we use the ABI Wellness Program that provides an integrated, four-pillared approach to recovery consisting of the world-reonowned BrainEx™ Program, meditation, aerobic exercise and clinical counselling to help our clients increase brain function. The BrainEx™ Program was originally developed by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young in 1980 to help people with learning disabilities. Arrowsmith-Young created a series of exercises that helped her address her own brain deficits after discovering research while at graduate school. The BrainEx™ Program and its specific exercises have been used for more than 35 years. Through our own research study, the Watson Centre Society for Brain Health has found that the ABI Wellness Program help people who have suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI), acquired brain injuries or concussions

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We are a certified licensee of the ABI Wellness Program that focuses on changing the brain to improve higher order cognitive and related behavioural functions. 

Researchers at the University of British Columbia’s Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health have studied the impact of our program, using patients that live with traumatic brain injuries. The preliminary results revealed that the brain has an incredible capacity to change, adapt and grow through interdisciplinary programs that offer intervention and stimulation of existing cognitive functions. Check out the results here

Working with our experts, clients are carefully assessed to identify areas of strength and weakness to create individual learning profiles. This assessment helps our team develop programs of individualized exercises for each person to target their precise areas of weakness.

For additional information on Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, please visit her biography page or consult her book, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain.

The Watson Centre Society for Brain Health is connected to Eaton Arrowsmith, which offers three different types of schools for every age and learning need, with a specialty in learning difficulties. For more specific information about our program, visit our program details page.

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Testimonials 

The accepting and non-judgemental atmosphere of WCSBH is very healing.

Core Values

Safety, empathy, determination, collaboration and growth.

Vision

Improving the quality of life for people who have suffered brain injuries, acquired brain injuries, or concussions.

Mission

To provide programs, delivered by specialists, for the purpose of helping people with brain injury to improve and reclaim their lives to the fullest.

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