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Trauma Healing Learning: Establishing Ties

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When we face high stress situations or are under pressure in a medical environment, one of the most helpful and grounding things we can do is make a plan. But often that plan or the process of planning does not just involve one person. It involves a whole cast of characters: your loved one in the ICU, their doctors, other family members, right? In this Trauma Healing Learning: Establishing Ties, Louise expands on different resources to use in this environment. She dives into how to execute a family meeting with a medical team with helpful tips such as: be a leader and remember to pause.

Victoria Vox created the theme music.

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

Calm Meditation by MusicLFiles

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

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

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. 

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Season 2: Episode 13: Establishing Ties

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-_9_at8as.jpgLouise had almost too much on her mind as she drove from Cape May, New Jersey, to Baltimore, Maryland to check out rehabilitation facilities for Archer close to home. Join her with an inside look at the mind of a worried mother, and what she was haunted by for her son’s future, including the memory of a young couple and their baby and plans to tell the essential truth and why.  As she drove, she dictated notes on her phone, capturing her wandering thoughts in real time. Hear these exclusive notes and more in Season 2: Episode 13: Establishing Ties as Louise reflects on her web of support, her return to Baltimore and the sobering experience of visiting rehabs with her son Pete.

In this episode, you will hear excerpts from Louise’s interview with:

Cathy Lobo, School Nurse at Dutch’s school, the School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. She and Louise talk about the development of a statement that went out in the school community bulletin about Archer and the creation of the Archer Strong wristbands and why they mattered. 

Victoria Vox created our theme music. 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

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: Establishing Ties.

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: Mounting Pressure

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When our lives are incredibly busy or we experience a crisis, the pressure on our bodies and brains can show in a lot of ways: stomach aches, overwhelming emotions, and other physical and emotional symptoms. In Trauma Healing Learning: Mounting Pressure, Louise reveals a few key tips, tricks and methods to help provide some respite from the chaos inside and outside our bodies. Listen to this Trauma Healing Learning if you want a mini vacation from your busy life!

Victoria Vox created the theme music.

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

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 12: Mounting Pressure

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When Louise and family convened with Archer’s medical team, one of Archer’s pulmonologists said something that threw everyone for a loop: he wouldn’t make it through pacemaker surgery in the state he was in. The reply from Dr. Talucci, another of Archer’s doctors? “We are stuck in between a rock and a hard place.” In Season 2: Episode 12: Mounting Pressure, Louise walks listeners through the meeting and the moments leading up to it. You’ll also hear about how friends continued to be a sustaining force for Louise among the pressure-cooker environment of the hospital and more about how to advocate in complicated medical situations. And you’ll hear two new look back interviews with members from Archer’s medical team at the time.

In this episode you will hear excerpts from Louise’s conversations with:

Dr. Edward Hamity, Head of Pulmonary at AtlantiCare and Chief of Critical Care during Archer’s time in the ICU. He and Louise reflect on the cascading and serious complications Archer faced while in the ICU.

Mary Jo Determan, friend of Louise and mom of Mike Determan, friend of Archer’s. She and Louise reflect on the grief that comes with great loss — even when someone has not passed away but is instead catastrophically injured.

Dr. Mohamed Hany Elnahal, Medical Director, AtlantiCare Physician Group and Head of Pulmonary during Archer’s time in the ICU. He met with Louise one-on-one and performed Archer’s pacemaker surgery. He and Louise reflect on the impact of their Family Meetings and how the medical system has changed to better serve patients in more patient advocacy oriented ways. 

Victoria Vox created the theme music. 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

Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod

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

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

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: Mounting Pressure.

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: Seeking Answers

thl_recblz6r.jpegCollaboration is key when your loved one is in an ICU. It can take many forms including connecting physicians with outside providers for consultation and family meetings with medical teams. In Trauma Healing Learning: Seeking Answers, Louise offers valuable wisdom about how to communicate and advocate with medical providers and she provides powerful information about what she calls relational medicine. Listen into this Trauma Healing Learning for important steps to better advocacy!

Victoria Vox created the theme music.

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

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

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 11: Seeking Answers

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As Louise was culling through her emails and text messages from August 2015 for this episode, she stumbled upon a gift, something she had completely forgotten about: a half hour recording of a real life bedside conversation with Dr. Mohammed Hany Elnahal, Head of Cardiology at Atlanticare, about potential pacemaker surgery for Archer.  So, in Season 2: Episode 11: Seeking Answers, we’ll air the conversation just as it was from 2015 — in Archer’s healing sanctuary. Tune in to learn not only about the heart but about how you too can engage medical professionals by asking questions to seek answers. You’ll hear some surprising learnings about ways to seek answers, neutralize trauma and advocate for collaborative decision-making.

In this episode you will hear a never before heard conversation with:

Dr.  Mohammed Hany Elnahal, Medical Director, Atlanticare Cardiology Group, who helps Louise decide the next best step for Archer’s recovery. They talk about the reasoning behind the suggestion for pacemaker surgery and how exactly the heart works, among Louise’s other concerns about Archer’s condition.

Victoria Vox created the theme music. Sound effects are from freesound.org. 

Music in this episode is: 

Horizon Flare by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4837-horizon-flare

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

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: Seeking Answers.

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

Season 2: Let‘s Pause for a Moment

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-_6_9jba7.jpgSometimes when tragedy strikes someone else and it’s similar to your own trauma, it’s important to allow yourself some space. So, in this episode, Louise dedicates some time to honor a lifeguard who died in a boating accident in Cape May — where Archer was initially injured — on August 19. She takes a pause to do the real time Blink of an Eye trauma healing work with others in a community she loves, Cape May. She shares and reflects on staying aware of the first portal for trauma healing that opens and some trauma healing ways for all of us to respond to others in the first couple weeks post the traumatic event. We’ll pick up with our regular narrative next week with Episode 11.

Victoria Vox created the theme music.

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: Little Breakthroughs

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-_3_8t84m.jpgNeuroscience and psychology concepts like brain chunking can teach us so much about not only trauma healing but also about how our brains work in conflict. In Trauma Healing Learning: Little Breakthroughs, Louise teaches a relational skill to be more effective in navigating conflict and difficult decision making, and to be more healing-centered: reflecting. She draws from her career as a mediator to explain how it works and provides an example of a reflection and brain chunking from the companion episode. And she leaves you inspired with some spiritual reflection at the end of the episode!

Victoria Vox created the theme music.

Music in this episode is: 

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 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. 

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

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Season 2: Episode 10: Little Breakthroughs

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So much was going on, so much was uncertain and uneven as Louise mulled over the decision for Archer to have permanent pacemaker surgery and experienced collaboration with the medical team for the first time. There were tough decisions to make as the Senft family's community surrounded them with love and support in tangible ways. In Season 2: Episode 10: Little Breakthroughs, Louise takes a look back at the effort to move Archer to a larger room  — with help from his high school friends — and the other ways in which collaboration buoyed Louise, Archer and perhaps the medical team as well. 

In this episode you will hear interview excerpts from:

Dr. Ray Talucci, former Chief of Trauma at Atlanticare, and one of Archer’s main doctors at the time. He and Louise speak about the impact of their collaboration on the hospital years later.

Ned Insley, Louise’s friend and the father of Jeffers Insley, one of Archer’s good high school friends from McDonogh School. Ned works in manufacturing for Marine Enterprise International in Baltimore. 

Victoria Vox created the theme music.

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

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

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

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

Afternoon by DreamHeaven

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6242-afternoon-

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

Horizon Flare by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4837-horizon-flare

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

Join Louise for Season 2 of Blink of an Eye: August 23. Day 19.

Here are some of the photos from the moving effort in this episode:

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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: Little Breakthroughs.

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: I Don’t Want To Talk About It

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-9wjq2.jpgIn the last episode of Blink of An Eye, Louise reflects on her son Dutch’s response to Archer’s accident and stay in the ICU: To be quiet, to not want to talk about it. In this Trauma Healing Learning: I Don't Want To Talk About It, Louise shows us the research around this response and why it is so common. She also reflects on why this may happen in men and boys, too, and names some ways to begin to heal from this type of response, including prolonged exposure therapy.

Victoria Vox created the theme music.

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

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

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

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