HealthNotes Interview

Kinshasha Kambui from HealthNotes, KFAI Radio Without Boundaries, Minneapolis - Saint Paul, interviewed Dr. Bijaoui on her book, The Other Side of The Curtain - Recovering from Deep Coma.

This interview is now on SoundCloud and you may listen to it right here.  

The Other Side of The Curtain: Recovering from Deep Coma

 An amazing non-fiction story of brain injury and coma survival after an accident!  


Instead of a motorcycle fatal statistic, this book delivers messages of prevention at any stage, hope, tenacity, and triumph: “Learning & Growing from PTSD” Dr. Nadia Judith Bijaoui (Part 2).

After one year of anguish, this Death Wish (Freud) was the consequence of the violence of May 1968 in France. 

BHE Health Education & Life Message

The other side of the curtain is the space between life and death.

The other side of the curtain is also a quest to understand beyond being a miracle: (See the beginning of the book.) The author transcended her pains into learning, growing, and transmitting, for the ultimate joy.

Book review:

From her childhood in Tunisia and France, to a devastating motorcycle accident, to the dreams that led to her higher self, Nadia Judith Bijaoui’s narrative tells an emotional true tale of recovery, love, and faith. Her story is as inspiring as it is jaw dropping.


Bijaoui’s unique model for her book leads the reader into various doorways of her life at different time periods, which offers an intriguing glimpse inside the thought process and dreams she experienced throughout the years. The interconnectedness of her swimmingly unrelated experiences is fascinating; her attitude and outlook on the world are equally mesmerizing.


Childhood memories, both good and painful, blur into that tragic night in 1969. A motorcycle crash sent Bijaoui flying 36 meters. Without a helmet, she landed on the pavement and was pronounced dead at the E.R. of a French hospital. Her physical recovery in hospital and rehab surprised everyone, except her mother.


Escaping her memories, she settled in the United States. It is only decades later, undergoing the emotional and psychological healing she did not allow to engage in before, she stated: “But they are things in life one cannot forget”. Looking back into her life with a clear mind and open heart, she evaluated her dreams, some of them profoundly prophetic.


The Other Side of The Curtain: Recovering from Deep Coma is a compelling story where tragedy and joy but always courage mixed with shocking realities and history (Parts 1 & 2). Part 3 is a scientific report demystifying The Seven Elements that supported Nadia Judith's survival and total recovery.

What Happened?

Nadia loved living in the South of France and studying French literature and poetry, until the deadly political events of May 1968. One year later, at 18, she was pronounced dead after a motorcycle accident. Yet, she entered a three-month coma. 

L' Hôpital de la Timone - Marseille

When she woke up, her unexpected survival surprised everyone, except her mother (Annie Boukris) who didn’t leave her side during the three months she was comatose.   

Nadia and her mother engaged in a speedy recovery and lived on as if nothing ever happened. 

Los Angeles

But there are things in life that one cannot forget.

Years later, after a  couple of  decades of denial, Nadia began a secret search and found seven elements that explained her total recovery. 

Her search took her much further when she wondered: “Why did it happen?”. That took her back to inhibited anxieties (Freud’s Death Wish) and to the violent events of May 1968.


Dr. Nadia Judith Bijaoui’s mission was to transcend her recovery into “Growing & Learning from PTSD” (Part 2 of this book), and to transmit through Bio Health Education (BHE), a health model she created to prevent and to heal. 

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Itasca Books
ISBN: 978-0-9762582-4-7
LOC: 2016914215

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