When Louise’s sister Lillian Johnston arrived in Atlantic City with her tiny backpack, Louise felt a pang of relief, of release. Her sister had arrived on a whim but helped create a healing space around Archer and Louise just by her presence at a time when the family was feeling powerless as the medical staff was running out of treatment options. In Season 2: Episode 6: Healing Sanctuary, Louise scans Archer’s hospital room and realizes it could be transformed into a healing sanctuary, a spa-like experience for Archer. She reflects on power and looks back at how the healing sanctuary was created and the ways it rippled out and positively impacted her own psyche and the work of the medical team around Archer.
In this episode, you will hear excerpts of interview conversations with:
Lillian Johnston, MFA, Louise’s younger sister, former art faculty at the Art Institute of Chicago, and faculty at DePaul University Art Department, and currently the art teacher at Crow Island School in Winnetka, Illinois.
Join Louise for Season 2 of Blink of an Eye: Episode 6: Healing Sanctuary: August 17. Day 13.
Listen in afterwards to this week’s companion Trauma Healing Learnings episode for new understandings on trauma and tools to navigate your own trauma healing: Trauma Healing Learning: Episode 6: Healing Sanctuary.
Victoria Vox created the theme music. Other music in this episode is:
Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada
Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod
Dream Culture by Kevin MacLeod
Emotionalism by Alexander Nakarada
Mourning Song by Kevin MacLeod
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To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com.