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Season 2: Episode 6: Healing Sanctuary

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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

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4998-peppers-theme

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Dream Culture by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3675-dream-culture

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Emotionalism by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5867-emotionalism

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Mourning Song by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4086-mourning-song

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Trauma Healing Learning: Get On The Record

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-_10_ba905.jpgLast episode, Louise explored how early childhood trauma can impact our lives now.  In this Trauma Healing Learning for Season 2: Episode 5: Get On The Record, Louise continues to reflect on the ACES inventory and on the relationship of trust to trauma healing, and what is at the heart of rebuilding trust.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod.  Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Victoria Vox created the theme music.

Other music in this episode is:

Relaxing Meditation by Liron

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7891-relaxing-meditation

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Calm Meditation by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7456-calm-meditation

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Deep Relaxation Preview by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5726-deep-relaxation-preview

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

You can become a member of our Patreon community and receive transcripts of the Trauma Healing Learnings, see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page, www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod. 

Season 2: Episode 5: Get On The Record

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50 hours after Archer’s cardiac arrest, Louise turned to journaling to make sense of the confusing medical world around her and her family. In Season 2: Episode 5: Get On The Record, you will hear how writing helped her parse out her inner thoughts and allowed her to chronicle an experience with Archer’s tree in their backyard when the doctors were indicating Archer’s imminent death. Join her as she also interviews Dr. Raymond Talucci, one of Archer’s doctors at the time, and the two reflect on the evolution of their relationship when trust was broken not so much because of medical error but because medical information was withheld, and the power that sharing information and quality interaction can have on trauma healing. 

In this episode, you will hear excerpts of interview conversations with:

Dr. Raymond Talucci, Acting Chief of Trauma at AtlantiCare Hospital in Atlantic City, New Jersey, while Archer was a patient there, who speaks about medical errors in trauma ICU.

Join Louise for Season 2 of Blink of an Eye: Episode 5: Get On The Record: August 16. Day 12. 

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 5: Get on The Record.

Victoria Vox created the theme music. Other music in this episode is:

Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4998-peppers-theme

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Here are the photos mentioned in this episode:

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To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and 

Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod  Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Trauma Healing Learnings: Just Stay Alert

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-_8_boc83.jpgEarly trauma can impact us in so many ways beyond our emotional lives. Research has shown that early exposure to trauma can have adverse impacts on physical health — leading to chronic disease. In this Trauma Healing Learning for Season 2: Episode 4: Just Stay Alert, Louise explores how building trust and an awareness of one’s body and emotions factor in to trauma healing — both in the moment of crisis and after. 

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod.  Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

 Victoria Vox created the theme music.

Other music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions.

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

You can become a member of our Patreon community and receive transcripts of the Trauma Healing Learnings, see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page, www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod. 

Season 2: Episode 4: Just Stay Alert

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-_7_acwcb.jpgAs Archer continued to recover from his cardiac arrest and pneumonia,  Louise sought out information in the hospital like it was her own lifeline. She needed to feel grounded in something and couldn’t bring herself to trust Archer’s medical team yet — especially after a medical error days earlier. In Season 2: Episode 4: Just Stay Alert, Louise explores her persistent advocacy for more information from medical staff and how that came from a sense of being on edge.

In this episode, you will hear excerpts of interview conversations with:

Kristi Holden, RN, and Associate Director for the Massachusetts Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program. She’s also Louise’s future in-law, and the two spoke about trauma-informed nursing.  

Dr. Raymond Talucci, Acting Chief of Trauma at AtlantiCare Hospital in Atlantic City, New Jersey, while Archer was a patient there. The two spoke about Louise’s quest for more information and distrust in Archer’s medical team. 

Join Louise for Season 2 of Blink of an Eye: Episode 4: Just Stay Alert: August 15. Day 11. 

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: where

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod  Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page

Victoria Vox created the theme music.

Music and sound effects in this episode are by Blue Dot Sessions: Come As You Were, Taoudella, Noodle Opus, Hermes Gray, Waterbourne. 

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

 

Trauma Healing Learning: Episode 3: Reach Out and Touch

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-_6_7x6eg.jpgWhen we are in crisis, connection with others around us can help in a multitude of ways. In this week’s Trauma Healing Learning, we’ll explore why it is a human need to desire another person to be close and to hold your hand. Join Louise as she explores how that desire can serve us in times of trauma and hardship.

Please share this Trauma Healing Learning with anyone you know who may be exploring the trauma experience, past or present. If you haven’t already listened to the story behind this learning, you can find Season 2, Episode 3: Reach Out and Touch wherever you get your podcasts.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod.  Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

 Victoria Vox created the theme music.

Other music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions.

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

You can become a member of our Patreon community and receive transcripts of the Trauma Healing Learnings, see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page, www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod. 

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Season 2: Episode 3: Reach Out and Touch

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-_5_am2au.jpgReach out and touch somebody’s hand. Pneumonia set in to Archer’s lungs and the doctors said he might not turn the corner as his heart beat remained faint. Unsure if her son would turn a corner, Louise found herself reaching out for support, and for support in a vulnerable way. You will hear how childhood best friends, business friends, clients and even strangers reached out and touched. In this third episode of Season 2, Louise reflects on that energy and some additional best ways to support a family member, friend or acquaintance when they are in crisis or experiencing trauma.

In this episode you will hear the voices of those sending text messages including:

Nan Heller, an Enneagram friend of Louise’s, who lives in Pacific Grove, California and is a licensed clinical social worker.

Jan Houbolt, a close friend of Louise’s who is a community leader and the husband of Rachel Wohl (featured in Episode 29) in Baltimore, Maryland.

Hadley Hubbard Feiss, a teacher friend of Louise’s who lives in Baltimore and summers in Cape May, New Jersey.  

Join Louise for Season 2 of Blink of an Eye: Episode 3: Reach Out and Touch. August 14. Day 10. 

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: Reach Out and Touch, where Louise takes a closer look at the healing power of human touch. 

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod  Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page

Victoria Vox created the theme music.

Music and sound effects in this episode are by Blue Dot Sessions, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, and Diana Ross.

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

 

Season 2: Trauma Healing Learnings: Episode 2 Blind Faith

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Accessing hope during a traumatic experience can be challenging. But hope is also a powerful tool for healing. In this Trauma Healing Learning, Louise explores how belief in a higher power can help foster hope and connection in the midst of crisis and shares some medical research on the connection between believing in God and medical outcomes. She reflects on the power of blind faith, even if it’s not one’s own, and how others in our midst can reflect light and healing back to us through prayer and connection. To listen to the accompanying story behind this Trauma Healing Learning, listen in on Season 2: Episode 2: Blind Faith, or head to www.blinkofaneyepod.com.

Please share this Trauma Healing Learning with anyone you know who may be exploring the trauma experience, past or present. If you haven’t already listened to the story behind this learning, you can find Season 2, Episode 2: Blind Faith wherever you get your podcasts.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod.  Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Victoria Vox created the theme music.

Other music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions.

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

You can become a member of our Patreon community and receive transcripts of the Trauma Healing Learnings, see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page, www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod. 

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Season 2: Episode 2: Blind Faith

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In the early morning before the dawn, after Archer’s cardiac arrest, Louise found herself called in a moment of blind faith to text her support system. The message was simple: pray hard. She didn’t expect to hear back at such an odd hour, but she did. And the responses were exactly what she needed to hear. In this second episode of Season 2, we will explore one reaction to crisis and trauma: when we focus on only what is essential - especially in communication, as that is often all that the traumatized person can take in, and what happens when we loosen the barriers that hold us back from believing what is possible. Join Louise as she also looks back at the texts she sent and received that night before the Code Blue. You’ll also meet her brother and hear his reflections on his essential communication with his sister in those early hours.

In this episode you will hear interview excerpts of:

Will Phipps,  Louise’s brother and a horseman, who arranged a prayer circle at a racetrack in the morning after Archer’s cardiac arrest.

Join Louise for Season 2 of Blink of an Eye: Episode 2: Blind Faith. August 13. Day 9. 

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: Blind Faith where Louise takes a closer look at the healing power of believing in a higher power and the supporting science.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod  Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page

Victoria Vox created the theme music.

Music and sound effects in this episode are by Blue Dot Sessions.

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Trauma Healing Learning: What Just Happened

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Welcome to Season 2. One person’s trauma healing has the incredible power to change the system they live in. In Blink of an Eye’s first Trauma Healing Learning of Season 2, Louise Phipps Senft discusses a deeper understanding of your system, and the impact of trauma and trauma healing. Join her as she offers you wisdom about how your emotions and bodily sensations serve you — both in the midst of crisis and after. If you’re interested in listening to the recap montage of Season 1, head to www.blinkofaneyepod.com

Please share this episode with anyone you know who may be exploring the trauma experience, past or present. If you haven’t already listened to the story behind this learning, you can find Season 2, Episode 1: What Just Happened wherever you get your podcasts.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod.  Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Victoria Vox created the theme music.

Other music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and receive transcripts of the Trauma Healing Learnings, see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page, www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod. 

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

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