At the Watson Centre Society for Brain Health (WCSBH) we provide an integrated approach to recovery powered by the BEARS™ program. Our 4 pillar approach consists of meditation, aerobic exercise, cognitive exercise, and clinical counselling to help our clients increase brain function. the cognitive pillar consists of the world-renowned BrainEx™ program, originally developed by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young in 1980 to help people with learning disabilities. Through our research study, The Watson Centre Society for Brain Health has found that the BEARS™ Program can help people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), acquired brain injuries, or concussions, by increasing brain capacity and executive function.
We are a certified licensee of the BEARS™ 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.
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Improving the quality of life for people who have suffered brain injuries, acquired brain injuries, or concussions.
To provide programs, delivered by specialists, for the purpose of helping people with brain injury to improve and reclaim their lives to the fullest.