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Spiritually Guided Life Force Energy Healing
August 10, 2024, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1 Year 1 Fear Podcast with Cara Flynn
Powerful Messages with Bridgid Ruden
April 29, 2024
"Blessing the Mind, Body, and Spirit of a Wounded Healer"
32nd Annual Best Practices in Brain Injury Services Conference
March 8, 2024
Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center
"Ways in Which to Heal our Tender Brain"

Iowa Vocation
al Rehabilitation Conference
August 10, 2022
Ames, Iowa
Rapid Realization Podcast 
August 1, 2022
Podcast Business News Network
February 15, 2022
"Ways in Which to Heal our Tender Brain"
10AM, February 2, 2022
UW Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Interview with Annie Meehan and H3 TV
January 13, 2022
"How May I Be Of Service"
Reiki News - Official Magazine of Reiki New Zealand Incorporated, extract from Issue 107, 2021
Healing Power of the Brain
September 27, 2021
Believe in the Power of Believing 
Keystone Place at Forevergreen
North Liberty, Iowa
Viva Cafe con Leche Webcast from September 21, 2021
ReikiCafe Radio June 28, 2021 episode
Webcast June 14, 2021er


The Healing Power of the Brain
A Reiki Home Panel Discussion

During this webcast, Bridgid shared various brain injuries and exemplify the power the brain plays in our healing. Her journey with Reiki is one of the many practices that supported her as she healed - and continues to create the space and energy for her brain to heal.

See Andrea Samadi's Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast with me
Below is a link to my Business Network Podcast from April 16, 2021
March 6, 2021er


The Healing Power of the Brain
A Reiki Home Panel Discussion


February 8, 2021

Webinar: Occupational Therapy

Washington University in St. Louis

February 6, 2021

The Metamorphosis Podcast

Presentations, Articles, TV/Radio Appearances & Podcasts/Webinars

My Speaking Engagements:

December 14, 2020

I Believe in the Power of Believing

Iowa City Brain Injury Support Group

Iowa City, IA

September 25, 2018
Unmasking Simplistic Ways to Heal the Brain

National Association of State Head Injury Administrators
Ankeny, IA


February 31, 2018

Unmasking Simplistic Ways to Heal the Brain

New Horizon’s Adult Day Care
Ankeny, IA

April 11, 2017
Discovering My Life’s Purpose

BIA of Washington Conference 
Seattle, Washington


January 24, 2017
Kiwanis Club
Iowa City, IA

March 9, 2017

Inspire Café

Dubuque, Iowa



January 25, 2021

Inspired Journey

Listen to Podcast


October 29, 2020
Webinar: I Believe in the Power of Believing

Watch the Webinar Here


August 2020

Discovering my Life's Purpose: From Tragedy to Triumph!

September 19, 2016

Discovering My Life’s Purpose: From Tragedy to Triumph!

Available through Amazon 

October 23, 2015

I Never Thought It Would Happen To Me Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance


February 12, 2015

Life’s Tremendous Journey, Hope Works Foundation of New Zealand


April 11, 2014

My New Life’s Purpose

Rehabilitation Institute Of Brookhaven Hospital

TV/Radio Appearances:

November 18th, 2016

WGLR 97.7 FM at


November 17th, 2016

KIYX Dubuque Super Hits 106.1 FM: online at


November 12th, 2016

Living Full Out:


July 25th, 2016

TBI One Love Radio Show!TBI-One-LoveSurvivor-BridgidRuden/wdy1g/575dae920cf2b2ec51857548

Previous Events

My Speaking Engagements (2009 - 2016):


Book Signings:

December 3, 2016 

Warehouse Book Store Outlet Mall

Williamsburg, Iowa

November 19, 2016

River Lights Book Store

Dubuque, Iowa

TV/Radio Appearances:

November 20, 2013

Hope Beyond Trauma Radio Show


December 10, 2010

Brain Injury Survival Story on Public Access Television

Part I: PATV Part One

Part II: PATV Part Two


January 6, 2010

“The Exchange”: Iowa Public Radio Talk Program with Ben Kieffer


November 11, 2013

Despite Brain Injury Disabilities: Opportunities Can Arise


January 27, 2012

Where Did My Memory Go


July 2011

Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury from a Bicycle Accident

Published in: Progression: an Anthology of the Patient Voice


January 11, 2011

Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury from a Bicycle Accident

May 5, 2015

Discovering My Life’s Purpose

2015 BIA-Wisc. Conference Mind, Body & Spirit in Brain Injury

Kalahari Resort

Wisconsin Dells, Wisc.

March 5, 2015

Discovering My Life’s Purpose

2015 BIA-IA Conference Best Practice in Brain Injury Sheraton Hotel

West Des Moines, Iowa

October 22, 2014

Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury

Iowa Association of Family, Career & Community Leaders of America Public Library

Coralville, Iowa

October 16-17, 2014

My New Life’s Purpose

2014 Survive & Thrive Conference

St. Cloud, Minnesota

October 8, 2014

Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury

Holiday Inn

Coralville, Iowa

April 10, 2014

Living With Traumatic Brain Injury & Dynamics of Recovery

The Examined Life: Writing and the Art of Medicine

Iowa City, Iowa

October 19, 2013

Despite Brain Injury, Miracles Never Cease

Tri-State Brain Injury Conference

Grand River Center

Dubuque, Iowa

September 26, 2013

Despite Brain Injury, Miracles Never Cease

Brain Injury Assoc. of Canada 10th Annual Conference

Kingston, Ontario Canada

September 11, 2013

University of Iowa Physical Therapy

Iowa City, Iowa

July 24, 2013

Genesis Hospital

Davenport, Iowa

May 9, 2013

Miracles Never Cease

Iowa Associates of Community Providers

Ames, Iowa

Jan 8, 2013

Miracles Never Cease Traumatic Brain Injury

St. Thomas More Church

Coralville, Iowa

Aug 8, 2012

Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury

Case Count Management Conference

Embassy Suites

Des Moines, Iowa

May 1, 2012

Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury

Luther College

Decorah, Iowa

April 19, 2012 

Iowa School Nurse Conference

Hotel @ Kirkwood Center

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

April 17, 2012

Pi Kappa Ceremony Allen College

McBride Auditorium

Waterloo, Iowa

March 29, 2012

Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury

Mercy Hospital

Des Moines, Iowa

March 27, 2012

BIA Awards & Recognition

Mercy Hospital Hallagan Auditorium

Cedar Rapids, IA

March 7, 2012 

Family & Advocates: Navigating Brain Injury

Sheraton Inn

West Des Moines, Iowa

December 7, 2011

Introduction to Communication Disorders

University of Iowa, Wendall Johnson

Iowa City, Iowa

November 2, 2011

Flaherty Communication Room

Basile Hall Mount Mercy University,

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

October 5, 2011

Action Abilities in Action Conference

e Kirkwood Community College

Cedar Rapids Iowa

August 12, 2011

Joy of Caring

Clarke College

Dubuque, Iowa

June 17, 2011

Mayo Clinic 18th Annual Brain Injury Conference

Rochester, MN

May 12, 2011

Nursing Grand Rounds

Veterans Administration Hospital

Minneapolis, MN

April 29, 2011

Minnesota Brain Injury Association’s Annual Conference

Minneapolis, MN

April 1, 2011

Trauma Conference

Mercy Hospital

Iowa City, IA

February 11, 2011

Speech and Hearing Therapists & Students

University of Iowa Wendall Johnson

Iowa City, IA

November 24, 2010

Minnesota Brain Injury Association Employees

Minneapolis, MN

October 28, 2010

University of Iowa Physical and Occupational Therapists

University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics

Iowa City, IA

October 8, 2010

Pediatric Nursing Conference

Iowa City, IA

September 22, 2010

Adult and Child Neurosurgical Conference

Coralville, IA

July 23, 2010

Health Care Professionals Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital

Lincoln, NE

May, 2010

Medical Students Carver College of Medicine, Dept. of Internal Medicine

Iowa City, IA

April 29, 2010

CEO & Health Administration Students

University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics

Iowa City, IA

March 26, 2010

Finley Hospital

Dubuque, IA

March 4, 2010

Iowa Brain Injury Association Conference

West Des Moines, IA

November 30, 2009

Nursing Grand Rounds

University of Iowa Hospital

Iowa City, IA

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