Sheryl Hensel is an education consultant, best-selling author, speaker, and health optimizer who speaks from the heart and has an ability to bring clarity to situations that have been obstacles for years.
After being in cognitive therapy for almost a year, Sheryl has firsthand experience with the phrase “new normal”. A brain injury doesn’t always mean you are incapacitated, had a major surgery or bed ridden for months recuperating. MANY brain injuries are undiagnosed and therefor untreated.
I understand what it feels like, yet can’t say “I know how you feel.” Every person has such different experiences and, depending on what part of the brain has been injured, have different level of severity and symptoms. What I can say is that I understand the “new normal” and will work with you and your caregiver to navigate through this different ways of life.
The Day That Changed Everything
In 1998, while sitting at a stop light I witnessed a motorist in distress. The driver slumped sideways while her car continued down the road. Her car crossed four lanes of traffic and finally stopped on the sidewalk. I checked on her and knew she needed medical attention. I was standing in the V of my car door on the phone to 911 (bag phone plugged in) and was hit by a motorist looking at the other driver I was calling help for. The impact catapulted me and I ended up being the one in the ambulance. Months later the concussion I suffered led to 9 months of cognitive rehabilitation.
My goal in working with brain traumatized people is to help develop strategies and processes particular to their need. I develop programs that are individualized to my clients and their family, there is no “one size fits all”. We work together to help make life easier for everyone involved.
Being a facilitator and advocate for people who have suffered a brain injury is a mission I am passionate about. I feel there is so little information and educating the person, their family, teachers, and even co-workers is paramount to the success of their recovery.
I am: An Education Consultant
I am: An Advocate for Brain Injury Awareness
My mission: To exceed your expectations and teach people about brain recuperation and healing
I stand for: Authenticity and integrity
My Values: I believe in The Golden Rule
A Little History
I started my career as a middle school teacher and coach in a small northern Michigan town. I taught the “tough” subjects like reproductive health, drug/alcohol education, and self-improvement topics in a class called Life Skills. Several years later I became an administrator and ran a School-to-Work career exploration program.
After the accident I went to Florida as my doctors felt being in a more stable climate would reduce the migraines I suffered from. I became an Education Coordinator for a day treatment center. Youth were court ordered to our program and I was in charge of the education department, which equated to a principalship.
It was in Florida that I was introduced to the healing work I feel “cured” me, QEST. For 18 months I flew to Colorado from Florida, every six weeks, to learn Quantum Energetics Structured Therapy (QEST) and became a practitioner in 2005. This noninvasive work communicates with the body to correct disruptions in the body.