doTERRA Wellness Advocate Starts a Healing Center after Suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury

The Awakenings Center helps brain injury survivors with chronic fatigue, anxiety, and other side effects.

After experiencing a traumatic brain injury, doTERRA Wellness Advocate Deborah Schlag was inspired to provide empowerment and resources for others going through the healing process following similar injuries. With this motivation, Deborah started the Awakenings Center for Inner Healing & Empowerment in North Carolina, a nonprofit charity that serves as a healing center and spiritual retreat for those healing from a brain injury. The center strives to provide visitors with the tools and knowledge that will help them on their journey to recovery.

Life after a brain injury can be tiring, frustrating, and unpredictable. Many of those who visit the Awakenings Center seek emotional support to help them throughout the recovery process. Individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury can often experience headaches or migraines, chronic fatigue, nausea, and dizziness. Along with physical side effects like migraines and chronic fatigue, many brain injury patients experience sensory issues or cognitive problems like blurred vision, sensitivity to light or sound, memory problems, or feelings of depression and anxiety.1