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Chaos and Rescue from the Beach…Montage

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Possible C spine injury. No feelings in his arms. Needing to stabilize his neck. The sounds of sirens and waves. A hot, sweltering day. These fragments and the voices of EMS workers, lifeguards and beachgoers take us back to the day of Archer’s injury. In this BONUS episode of Blink of an Eye, we hear from Cape May, New Jersey, community members in their own words about the moment Archer dove into the water, the rescue and the rest of the scene on the beach. Memory can be a tricky thing, especially when it comes to trauma, and you’ll hear everyone’s different perception of the moment. Let these voices take you back to the teamwork and the powerful moments in the immediate aftermath of Archer’s accident. 

Voices in this episode include:

James Schmucker

Davis Barsby

Alex Coulter

Harry Back

Patty Schmucker

India Cochrane

Chance Laufman

Mabeth Hudson

Will Hudson

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Music in this episode is:

Meditative Sad Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8763-meditative-sad-piano

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

Cinematic Background Sad by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8181-cinematic-background-sad

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

Poignant Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8752-poignant-meditative-piano

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

Ambient Suspenseful Calm by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8563-ambient-suspenseful-calm

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

This episode is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation, the leading non-profit seeking to change the response to the trauma holistically.  I C THAT provides A Multidisciplinary Family Support and Advocacy Team for Spinal Cord Injury families in the first 30 days of crisis, a National Registry of Unexpected SCI Recoveries, and a national conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing. To donate and find out more about their annual conference, please visit www.ICTHAT.org

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

Bonus Episode: The Moment I Heard…Montage

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In this BONUS episode of Blink of an Eye, we hear from Louise’s community members in their own words about the moment they heard the news about Archer’s catastrophic injury. You’ll listen to interview excerpts from family members like Paula Senft Easton, Louise’s daughter, Will Phipps, Louise’s brother, about the moment they received the stark news. And you’ll hear from Archer’s high school friends and other members of the extended Baltimore community who share over five years later eerie memories of where they were, whom they were with, and what they did when they heard the news they will never forget that changed not just the Senft’s lives but their lives too. These voices might resonate for you too about a day you’ll never forget when your life changed in the blink of an eye. We are all so interconnected. 

Voices in this episode include:

Will Phipps 

Paula Senft Easton

Lillian Johnston

Elizabeth Rice

Jackson Morrill

James Shiels

Philippa Shiels

Parker Mitchell

Cathy Lobo

Mary Jo Determan

Tom Novotny 

Mollie Franke

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Music in this episode is:

Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod

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

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

Meditative Sweet Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8678-meditative-sweet-piano

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

Background Calm Sentimental Positive Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8672-background-calm-sentimental-positive-piano

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

This episode is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation, the leading non-profit seeking to change the response to the trauma holistically.  I C THAT provides A Multidisciplinary Family Support and Advocacy Team for Spinal Cord Injury families in the first 30 days of crisis, a National Registry of Unexpected SCI Recoveries, and a national conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing. To donate and find out more about their annual conference, please visit www.ICTHAT.org

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @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 25: On Eagle’s Wings

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As the second season of Blink of an Eye comes to a close, Louise (and her co-producer Sararosa) are feeling immense gratitude: for this podcast, for its listeners and for many other things in life. Family and friends. The sun shining through the gray on cloudy days. The upcoming holidays. What are you thankful for? Hear how to unlock gratitude—in a way that might surprise you— as a tool for trauma healing and dealing with hard times in this Trauma Healing Learning 25: the last episode of the season! Stay tuned for bonus content in your feeds while we work on Season 3. We’ll be back with Season 3 later this winter!

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Music in this episode is:

Deep Relaxation Preview by Kevin MacLeod

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

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

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

This episode is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation, the leading non-profit seeking to change the response to the trauma holistically.  I C THAT provides A Multidisciplinary Family Support and Advocacy Team for Spinal Cord Injury families in the first 30 days of crisis, a National Registry of Unexpected SCI Recoveries, and a international conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing. To donate and find out more about their annual conference, please visit www.ICTHAT.org

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

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 25: On Eagle‘s Wings

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With a flight to Atlanta imminent, Archer, Louise and their family’s time at AtlantiCare was coming to an abrupt and hectic end. The Senft family’s departure from AtlantiCare in NJ felt the way everything at AtlantiCare had been: difficult and with many roadblocks but still grateful for Archer’s life and also buoyed by the relational power of friendship and connection helping pave the way to Atlanta. How did we get here, and where do we go now?  All signs pointed to the Shepherd Center. Join Louise for this final episode of Season 2: Episode 25: On Eagle’s Wings and soar with her listening to a surprise video of children’s voices and a gratitude tribute to all EMS workers who rescued Archer off the beach and who executed his delicate transport to Georgia. 

In this episode, you will hear excerpts from interviews with:

Chief Harry Back, former Sr. Lieutenant of the Cape May Beach patrol and current Chief of the Cape May Beach Patrol for the City of Cape May, NJ, who was first on the scene at the beach when Archer was injured. Harry and Louise speak about the logistics, coordination and hard work of getting a person with SCI stabilized and off the beach.

Mary Turner, LPN, a member of the Beach Club and a nurse who was on the beach the day Archer was injured. She and Louise talk about witnessing Archer’s injury and knowing the moment it was serious as his arm drifted in the tide.

Chief Alex Coulter, Chief of the Cape May Fire Department, Cape May, NJ, who called and coordinated the helicopter and paramedics to transport Archer off the island that day. He and Louise talk about the teamwork and logistics of transporting an injured person off a small geographical place where the largest landing pad is an elementary school parking playing field. 

Will Hudson, a member of the Beach Club and a college student who was on the beach when Archer was injured. Will and Louise talk about the scene of Archer’s injury and his beautiful frolicking dolphin dive and the confusion that came in the moments after he dove.

Mabeth Hudson, Esq., a member of the Beach Club and Will’s mom, who heard about the injury from Will. She and Louise talk about the moment Archer was injured and what Will witnessed.

India Cochrane, a member of the Beach Club and a college student who was on the beach at the time Archer was injured with Chance Laufman and witnessed the EMTs trying to stabilize him. She and Louise talk about what it is like to witness accidents like that and how scary that can be.

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Our sound effects are from freesound.org. Music in this episode is:

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6189-placid-ambient

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

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

Other music in this episode is a recording of On Eagle's Wings by Michael Joncas performed by the Sunday 7pm Choir at St. Francis de Sales Church in Ajax, Ontario, Canada.

This episode is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation, the leading non-profit seeking to change the response to the trauma holistically.  I C THAT provides A Multidisciplinary Family Support and Advocacy Team for Spinal Cord Injury families in the first 30 days of crisis, a National Registry of Unexpected SCI Recoveries, and a national conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing. To donate and find out more about their annual conference, please visit www.ICTHAT.org

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 25: On Eagle’s Wings.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @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 24: Respiratory Failure

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Healing prayers across religions take different approaches to the mending of our bodies, minds and souls, but they all have one thing in common: a loving and beneficent Divine God who hears us. They all have had a place in prayer repertoire throughout the ages when loved ones have been sick or ill, and they may serve to comfort you when you are sick. Join Louise in Trauma Healing Learning 24: Respiratory Failure as she shares healing prayers from Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Christianity. Gain some insight and wisdom about how healing prayers work across religions. Maybe this knowledge will inform how you approach praying for the restoration of health in the future!

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Music in this episode is:

Deep Relaxation Preview by Kevin MacLeod

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

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

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

This episode is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation, the leading non-profit seeking to change the response to the trauma holistically.  I C THAT provides A Multidisciplinary Family Support and Advocacy Team for Spinal Cord Injury families in the first 30 days of crisis, a National Registry of Unexpected SCI Recoveries, and a international conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing. To donate and find out more about their annual conference, please visit www.ICTHAT.org

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

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 24: Respiratory Failure

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T-shirts. Sweatshirts. Wristbands. Gifts and comfort items from friends delivered to Archer’s room in the ICU. A prayer vigil that looked like a sea of a million lights. These are the things that had built an energy field of support just when Louise needed it most as she was handed a letter stating Archer’s prognosis. In Season 2: Episode 24: Respiratory Failure, listen in as Louise imagines departing with Archer to the Shepherd Center unaware of unexpected new challenges, and a phone call that stopped her in her tracks. 

In this episode, you will hear excerpts from interviews with:

Mollie Franke, family friend and member of the Senft’s community in Baltimore, who visited in the ICU early days of Archer’s injury and gave him his favorite Orioles blanket. Mollie and Louise reflect on the moment Mollie heard the news of Archer’s injury and the power of prayer and action. They also reflect on some of the actions their community took in the wake of Archer’s accident, like collective prayer and the creation of the Archer Strong wristbands.

Jackson Morrill, a boyhood, soccer and lacrosse friend of Archer’s, who created t-shirts and sweatshirts using one of Archer’s drawings. He and Louise talk about the story behind the t-shirts and the community prayer vigil Jackson attended and his memory of a million lights.

Cathy Lobo, school nurse at the School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore, who initially ordered the Archer Strong wristbands. Cathy and Louise talk about the ripple effect of the wristbands out into the community and the support that created back in the hospital.

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Music in this episode is:

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6189-placid-ambient

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

Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada

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

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

This episode is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation, the leading non-profit seeking to change the response to the trauma holistically.  I C THAT provides A Multidisciplinary Family Support and Advocacy Team for Spinal Cord Injury families in the first 30 days of crisis, a National Registry of Unexpected SCI Recoveries, and a national conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing. To donate and find out more about their annual conference, please visit www.ICTHAT.org

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 24: Respiratory Failure.

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

Here are some photos of the t-shirts created from today's episode: 

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Trauma Healing Learning 23: Radical Acceptance

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-_7_bm2dx.jpgJoin Louise as she explores what might surprise you with Radical Acceptance. In this Trauma Healing Learning, she builds and expands on the concept of radical inclusion where we can accept both the pain and the joy without having to resist or choose one over the other, and provides more tools for doing so and a method for restoring and unlocking a sense of ease. She then widens the potential for trauma healing with a look at learnings from quantum physics, spirituality and an evidentiary based medium to more fully live into Radical Acceptance. 

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Music in this episode is:

Deep Relaxation Preview by Kevin MacLeod

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

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

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

This episode is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation, the leading non-profit seeking to change the response to the trauma holistically.  I C THAT provides A Multidisciplinary Family Support and Advocacy Team for Spinal Cord Injury families in the first 30 days of crisis, a National Registry of Unexpected SCI Recoveries, and a national conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing. To donate and find out more about their annual conference, please visit www.ICTHAT.org

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

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 23: Radical Acceptance

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Archer’s future was in limbo — as everyone waited to see if his body would respond to a last ditch medical attempt to seal a hole in his lungs and if the Shepherd Center would officially accept him or not — but for Bill and Louise, that was not the only thing in limbo. The highly anticipated launch party on September 1 to celebrate the publication of their first book, Being Relational: The Seven Ways to Quality Interaction & Lasting Change, was being scuttled. Up until Archer’s injury, they had been coordinating with their publisher, publicists and others, but when they found themselves in the ICU with Archer, many plans and dreams changed as the couple’s focus shifted to their son. In Season 2: Episode 23: Radical Acceptance, Louise shares how radical acceptance is more than just accepting life as is, it’s knowing there is something grander than what can be seen. 

In this episode, you will hear excerpts from interviews with:

Bill Senft, Louise’s husband and co-author. Bill and Louise open a tender conversation they had not had before about Bill’s experience bedside Archer, and his wonderings about why and his deep sadness about the loss of his dreams for a book he and Louise spent years writing.  You will hear their ideas of what radical acceptance means to them. 

Christine Belleris, chief editor, HCI Publishers in Boca Raton, FL, publishers of Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Bill and Louise’s book, Being Relational: the Seven Ways to Quality Interaction & Lasting Change. She and Louise talk about the book publishing process, their working together, and the challenge of releasing a book during a time of crisis.

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Music in this episode is:

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6189-placid-ambient

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

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

This episode is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation. I C THAT is a nonprofit that seeks to change the response to the trauma experience.  I C THAT provides A Multidisciplinary Family Support and Advocacy Team for Spinal Cord Injury families in the first 30 days of crisis, a National Registry of Unexpected SCI Recoveries, a national conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing, and trauma healing education for families and medical staff. To donate and find out more about their annual conference, please visit www.ICTHAT.org

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 23: Radical Acceptance.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @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 22: A Thanksgiving Message

There is not a Trauma Healing Learning this week; however, Louise has a message for you if you tune in to Episode 22: A Thanksgiving Message.  She shares some tips for handling the holiday which can be full of joy as well as conflict triggers. Listen in for some trauma healing how to’s about how to handle difficulties that come up for you that might be related to past wounds of unresolved trauma. Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate! 

Season 2: Episode 22: A Thanksgiving Message

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Are you stressed about the holiday tomorrow? Or are you excited? Are you some combination of both? Today’s Blink of an Eye episode is going to sound a bit different as Louise gives a couple tips for handling the holiday — whether you are gathering with family, friends or are spending it alone. Listen in for some trauma healing how to’s about how to handle what comes up for you this holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate! 

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Music in this episode is:

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6189-placid-ambient

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

There will be no new Trauma Healing Learning this week.

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

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