Since experiencing two head injury accidents in 1999, Janet has channeled much of her passion into creating programs to help others move forward from their brain injuries (BIs). She applies her professional training, consulting skills and deep compassion to working with people who have experienced a head injury, as well as caregivers and professionals in the field.

Janet founded the Imaginal Network and facilitates its programs, including the Wallingford Brain Injury Support Group; Creative Expressions Crafts Group and Yoga for Brain Injury.  She teaches a 16-week program, Moving Forward, to assist people in re-engaging with work, meaning and purpose, and has created peer-to-peer support groups:  Success Circles and Brain Injury Entrepreneurs. She teaches weekly yoga classes in Seattle for people living with brain injury and is an RT-500 teacher with a specialty in adaptive yoga.

Janet has facilitated on-line and in-person training for Washington State support group facilitators for 5 years and partnered with the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington to develop a peer mentoring program for people living with brain injuries.  She is a frequent presenter at Washington Brain Injury Conferences. 

Topics for Our Times

These trainings can help your organization  move through these unusual times with grace and good humor. 

  • Supporting Your Team (and Self) During Extraordinary Times
  • Resilience for Frontline Workers
  • Resilience When Working at Home
  • Introduction to Mindfulness
  • The How of Habits:  Creating New Habits, Breaking Old ones
  • Manager’s Resilience Toolkit
  • Running a Marathon of Uncertainty
  • Growing Empathy in Yourself and Your Organization

Janet Novinger’s TBI Experience CV