Date: Thursday February 22, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm EST

In case you missed the live event, watch the recording below. 




Melissa is a long-time meditation and yoga practitioner which fueled her desire to also help others with an acquired brain injury heal at a deeper level by adapting Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for TBI.  For the past 20 years, as a researcher, she has pioneered clinical curriculum and training programs for the delivery of several successful clinical trials in the neurotrauma field, as well as a multi-site randomized control trial of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy to treat depression in people with TBI.  Several Canadian clinical practice guidelines have accepted her program as a best practice in the field.  Melissa is published in numerous medical journals and has spoken at several international conferences.



Kyla serves as the Senior Director of the LoveYourBrain Yoga program, overseeing the design, implementation, and evaluation of the program on a national level. She has been part of the Pearce family for years, and, following Kevin’s accident, played an integral role in the launch of LoveYourBrain. Kyla has blended her expertise as a yoga teacher and researcher to develop a TBI-centered yoga curriculum, which she trains yoga teachers and clinicians to deliver through workshops across the country. She is also pursuing a doctorate from Dartmouth College with research interests in the application of yoga and meditation for therapeutic purposes.