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Season 3: Trauma Healing Learning 13: Nutritional Response Testing for Trauma Healing and SCI with Dr. Mary Ann Ley

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What if there were a way to know which healing supplements your body liked and disliked? It would be invaluable for the healing process, as well as overall body health. You could avoid substances that may slow your body’s recovery from trauma. Well, nutritional response testing is a way to bridge this tricky gap between the mind and body. It can even allow patients to identify specific organs suffering from trauma, to discern certain foods, objects and words that resonate with the body’s healing and more. In this episode, you'll hear from Dr. Mary Ann Ley, a practitioner trained in the art of nutritional response testing and chiropractic medicine, among a host of other healing methods. Join Louise as you walk along the path of relational wanderings with a clinician and her patient, as they share trauma healing wisdom, including birth stories, scar treatment and indirect testing for those with quadriplegia. Yes, that's right. Tune in for the miraculous ways in which another person can even become a conduit for someone with paralysis, so that they may be able to experience the benefits of nutritional or muscle response testing too.

 

Our theme music is Victoria Vox.

 

Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by the Blink of an Eye Non Profit: a non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S. Blink of an Eye provides a national team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. Blink of an Eye also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries. Blink of an Eye will host the inaugural conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing November 3, 2022. To donate and find out more, visit www.blinkofaneye.org

 

To find out more about Louise and this podcast, visit the websites blinkofaneyepodcast.com, www.BaltimoreMediation.com and www.BeingRelational.com.  

 

To find out more about learning relational mediation skills for navigating hospital and medical conflict and trauma, visit the website BaltimoreMediation.com.  

 

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: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod

 

To find out more about Archer and to see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

 

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything  #lovehealstrauma  #beginagain

 

Music in this episode is:

 

Ethereal Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6292-ethereal-meditative-piano

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

 

Relaxing Meditation by Liron

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

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

 

Emotional Nostalgic by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8541-emotional-nostalgic

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

 

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

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

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

 

Heartfelt Tears by MusicLFiles

https://filmmusic.io/song/8903-heartfelt-tears

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

 

Calm Reflective Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8022-calm-reflective-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

 

Dream Culture by Kevin MacLeod

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

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

 

Soft Interlude by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7766-soft-interlude

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Season 3: Episode 13: Going Home Part 2

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The feeling of coming home after you’ve been away at battle is like a warm sensation of solid safety. Coming home is also a reminder of what it is like to be seen, to be known as who you are, and to be reminded of the lives you’ve touched and the lives that touch you back. It can also be a whirlwind of conflicting emotions, as coming home isn’t always stress-free. Join Louise in the second part of her heart-warming, yet heart-breaking, return home and hear from the people who help her achieve solace in a number of different ways. You’ll also experience what an established personal care team can look like, as having one is often crucial to the trauma healing process. Warm hugs, a place to break down, watching a water lily bloom and getting a great haircut are all healing experiences. You'll hear about muscle response testing too, and its role in restoring the body to good health.  Recovering from trauma is a personal journey, and it’s all about what feels right for you. We hope these Blink of an Eye examples grasp you by the hand and lead you down your own path of healing and refortification.

 

In this episode, you’ll hear interview excerpts from:

 

Ellen Webb, a long-time neighbor, friend and “sister,” as Louise describes in the first part of Going Home. Ellen was on a walk at the time of Louise’s arrival to Baltimore, and she offered heartwarming support during what was an emotional return to the Senft family home.

 

Sue Ebert, Louise’s hairdresser and a member of her healing circle. Sue shares her memories of a particularly impactful appointment with Louise, and she also discusses the powerful healing elements of human touch.

 

Dr. Mary Ann Ley, a trained Chiropractor and Nutritional Response Testing practitioner and part of Louise’s healing circle in Baltimore whom she returned to during the intense ICU days. Listen in to Dr. Ley’s companion Trauma Healing Learning interview to learn about the body’s wisdom to let you know what is not good for you by testing the muscles, and to hear first hand accounts of the power of the healer’s intention.

 

Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation and the Blink of an Eye non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S.  I C THAT provides a national team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. I C THAT also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries.  I C THAT will host the inaugural conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing November 3, 2022.  To donate and find out more, visit www.ICTHAT.org.

 

 

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit the websites blinkofaneyepodcast.com, BaltimoreMediation.com and BeingRelational.com. 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: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod

 

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

 

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

#lovehealstrauma

Our theme music is by Victoria Vox. 

 

Music in this episode is:

 

Emotional Nostalgic by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8541-emotional-nostalgic

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

 

Ethereal Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6292-ethereal-meditative-piano

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

 

Calm Meditation by MusicLFiles

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

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

 

Piano Hymn by Alexander Nakarada

https://filmmusic.io/song/9276-piano-hymn

License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Heartfelt Tears by MusicLFiles

Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/8903-heartfelt-tears

License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Sad Reflection and Grief Piano by MusicLFiles

https://filmmusic.io/song/8272-sad-reflection-and-grief-piano

License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Sadness by MusicLFiles

https://filmmusic.io/song/8051-sadness

License (CC BY 4.0): 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

 

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

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

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

 

Relaxing Meditation by Liron

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

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

 

Poignant Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles

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

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

 

Meditative Sad Piano by MusicLFiles

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

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Meditative Sweet Piano by MusicLFiles

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

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

Season 3: Trauma Healing Learning 12: How Dads Can Support Trauma Healing by Forming a Yard Brigade with Jim Hebert

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Most of us have known a family in medical crisis. However, what we don’t always know is how we could possibly help a family experiencing major grief and loss. This Trauma Healing Learning details how to create a network of support for families in need. Learn how to appoint “Quarterbacks” to specific tasks, as well as the value of a central communication system, “Point Persons” and how to avoid overwhelming those volunteering. If you’re a hard-working and yard-working Dad, consider pitching in by making the outside of someone’s home look like a beautiful trauma healing sanctuary. No act of kindness is insignificant, and yard work is sometimes overlooked. Your home is a sanctuary, and it can look like one too. Love and beauty can help heal heartbreaking trauma. Join Louise in her emotional recollection of the time a dear friend, Jim Hebert, performed this gardening kindness, along with a brigade of Archer’s Army.

 

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

 

Ethereal Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6292-ethereal-meditative-piano

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

 

Relaxing Meditation by Liron

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

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

 

Emotional Nostalgic by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8541-emotional-nostalgic

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

 

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

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

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

 

Piano Hymn by Alexander Nakarada

https://filmmusic.io/song/9276-piano-hymn

License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Heartfelt Tears by MusicLFiles

https://filmmusic.io/song/8903-heartfelt-tears

License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Calm Reflective Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8022-calm-reflective-piano

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

 

Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation: a non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S.  I C THAT provides a national team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. I C THAT also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries.  I C THAT will host the inaugural conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing November 3, 2022.  To donate and find out more, visit www.ICTHAT.org.

 

To find out more about Louise and this podcast, visit the websites blinkofaneyepodcast.com, www.BaltimoreMediation.com and www.BeingRelational.com.  

 

To find out more about learning relational mediation skills for navigating hospital and medical conflict and trauma, visit the website BaltimoreMediation.com.  

 

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: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod

 

To find out more about Archer and to see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

 

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything  #lovehealstrauma  #beginagain

Season 3: Episode 12: Going Home Part 1

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Welcome to Episode 12… and welcome home. This two-part segment of the Blink of an Eye story details the behind-the-scenes fear and insecurity Archer and Louise were facing at the Shepherd Center in more detail than ever before. The foreboding of an overstayed welcome begins to set in, and you’ll experience heartbreaking as well as uplifting wonderings. Most importantly, hear what Louise was unable to share at the time, including texts, work and family stress, anxieties about going home and more. In this episode, Blink of an Eye reaches new heights of truth and authenticity with Louise’s “Personal Journal Notes.” These are entries written in real time by Archer’s beside, usually in the soft, nighttime glow of hospital monitors, which Louise never included in the Archer Blogs for reasons you will hear about. You’ll hear some surprises as well as ways that you might create a homecoming for your friends in crisis.  

 

In this episode, you’ll hear interview excerpts from:

 

Ellen Webb, a long-time neighbor, friend and “sister,” as Louise describes in this first part of Episode 12. Ellen was on a walk at the time of Louise’s arrival to Baltimore, and she offered heartwarming support during what was an emotional return to the Senft family home.

 

Jim Hebert, a great neighbor, a father of three and a dear friend. Jim was a part of the yard brigade that kept the Senft house a beautiful home during Archer’s time in hospital care.

 

Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation and the Blink of an Eye non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S.  I C THAT provides a national team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. I C THAT also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries.  I C THAT will host the inaugural conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing November 3, 2022.  To donate and find out more, visit www.ICTHAT.org.

 

Our theme music is by Victoria Vox. 

 

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

 

Emotionalism by Alexander Nakarada

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

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

 

Emotional Nostalgic by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8541-emotional-nostalgic

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

 

Ethereal Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6292-ethereal-meditative-piano

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

 

Calm Meditation by MusicLFiles

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

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

 

Poignant Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles

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

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

 

Piano Hymn by Alexander Nakarada

https://filmmusic.io/song/9276-piano-hymn

License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Heartfelt Tears by MusicLFiles

Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/8903-heartfelt-tears

License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Sad Reflection and Grief Piano by MusicLFiles

https://filmmusic.io/song/8272-sad-reflection-and-grief-piano

License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

 

Sadness by MusicLFiles

https://filmmusic.io/song/8051-sadness

License (CC BY 4.0): 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

 

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit the websites blinkofaneyepodcast.com, BaltimoreMediation.com and BeingRelational.com. 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: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod

 

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

 

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

#lovehealstrauma

Season 3: Ask Louise: Conversation 1 on Spinal Cord Injury Crisis with Jessica Jarmer

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Welcome, listeners, to the Blink of an Eye Podcast’s new and exciting series, “Ask Louise.” Tune in to these periodic installments for community, support and answers in the face of Spinal Cord Injury crisis. Better yet, ask Louise anything! Post on the wall of the “Ask Louise” Facebook page to have your question answered on the Blink of an Eye Podcast. In this first episode, Louise welcomes Jessica Jarmer, a mother of a son with quadriplegia and an SCI Navigator for the Blink of an Eye non-profit. Hear insights about what Jessica wishes she would have known in the midst of SCI crisis in the ICU. Hear also what families would like to hear from the SCI medical team. Join Louise and Jessica in searching for hope and gently delivering the hard truth. Even through the ups and downs, mama bear love prevails as a source of infinite strength and wisdom. Embrace this love by taking a deep, clarifying breath and pressing “play.” Sending love.

 

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

 

Meditative Sweet Piano by MusicLFiles

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

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

 

Sehnsucht by Sascha Ende®

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/2922-sehnsucht

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

 

Angel Share by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3367-angel-share

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

 

Resolution by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4895-resolution

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

 

Downfall by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8664-downfall

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

 

Warm Gentle Breeze by chilledmusic

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8598-warm-gentle-breeze

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

 

Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation: a non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S.  I C THAT provides a national team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. I C THAT also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries.  I C THAT will host the inaugural conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing November 3, 2022.  To donate and find out more, visit www.ICTHAT.org.

 

To find out more about Louise and this podcast, visit the websites blinkofaneyepodcast.com, www.BaltimoreMediation.com and www.BeingRelational.com.  

 

To find out more about learning relational mediation skills for navigating hospital and medical conflict and trauma, visit the website BaltimoreMediation.com.  

 

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: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod

 

To find out more about Archer and to see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

 

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything  #lovehealstrauma  #beginagain

 

Season 3: Episode 11: Let’s Take a Summer Pause for SCI

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Summer is a time of traveling, relaxation and recreational activity. It is also a time for increased Spinal Cord Injury: boating, diving, swimming and motor vehicle accidents. 80% of SCI accidents happen when we are just living our lives, recreating, vacationing and on sports fields. Let’s take a pause to send our love to those whose lives have been impacted by life-changing SCI. This special episode raises awareness for SCI tragedies in the hope of preventing future injury. Join Louise to learn about the cutting edge work of the Blink of an Eye 501(c)(3) non-profit, and its parent group, I C THAT, in their advocacy to help families and medical teams in the critical first 30 days of SCI injury. This episode also pauses for the opportunity to take a moment to acknowledge any unresolved trauma in your life and to consider ways to begin or continue your healing journey. There is no specific timeline for trauma healing, but there is always now for a new beginning. You are never broken; you are always whole. We are all in this together.

 

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

 

Ethereal Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6292-ethereal-meditative-piano

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

 

Calm Meditation by MusicLFiles

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

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

 

Relaxing Meditation by Liron

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

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

 

Calm Reflective Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8022-calm-reflective-piano

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

 

Emotional Nostalgic by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8541-emotional-nostalgic

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

 

Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation: a non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S.  I C THAT provides a national team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. I C THAT also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries.  I C THAT will host the inaugural conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing November 3, 2022.  To donate and find out more, visit www.ICTHAT.org.

 

To find out more about Louise and this podcast, visit the websites blinkofaneyepodcast.com, www.BaltimoreMediation.com and www.BeingRelational.com.  

 

To find out more about learning relational mediation skills for navigating hospital and medical conflict and trauma, visit the website BaltimoreMediation.com.  

 

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: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod

 

To find out more about Archer and to see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

 

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything  #lovehealstrauma  #beginagain

Season 3: Trauma Healing Learning 10: An Inside Look at Cardiac Complications in Spinal Cord Injury and Bedside Consultations with Dr. Mohamed Elnahal

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In this Trauma Healing Learning, we welcome back Dr. Mohamed Elnahal from Episode 10 of Blink of an Eye. His insights on doctor-patient connection worked wonders for our understanding of how the medical system can improve its support of SCI patients and families. Listen in for how you, as an advocate for your loved one, can take a step in the right direction of improving this communication in the ICU. Join Louise and Dr. Elnahal in discussing the complexities of how the spinal cord injury and cardiac spheres intersect. When might a spinal cord injured patient need a pacemaker and why? You’ll even hear an original, authentic unedited recording from Dr. Elnahal’s meeting with Louise in 2015, bedside to Archer. Listen in for a genuine peek into the sounds of Archer’s healing sanctuary, as well as the chaos of the ICU soundscape and the spa noise attempts to neutralize the environment. Louise and Dr. Elnahal also explore how the modern-day COVID-19 pandemic severely affects patient care and relationships in the current hospital setting. Discover ways around the roadblocks to healing and find the path to patient support.

 

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

 

Ethereal Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6292-ethereal-meditative-piano

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

 

Calm Meditation by MusicLFiles

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

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

 

Relaxing Meditation by Liron

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

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

 

Calm Reflective Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8022-calm-reflective-piano

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

 

Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation: a non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S.  I C THAT provides a national team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. I C THAT also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries.  I C THAT will host the inaugural conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing November 3, 2022.  To donate and find out more, visit www.ICTHAT.org.

 

To find out more about Louise and this podcast, visit the websites blinkofaneyepodcast.com, www.BaltimoreMediation.com and www.BeingRelational.com.  

 

To find out more about learning relational mediation skills for navigating hospital and medical conflict and trauma, visit the website BaltimoreMediation.com.  

 

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: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod

 

To find out more about Archer and to see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

 

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything  #lovehealstrauma  #beginagain

Season 3: Episode 10: Frequent Fliers, Jump Hugs and Doctor Connections for Powerful SCI Rehab

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Episode 10 gives you a close up look at medical interactions both raw and heartwarming and their impact on quality medical care. You’ll also hear a surprising cardiac benefit of the feeling of connection. Join Louise in learning about how to set up a frequent flier system to bring far away loved ones to the hospital bedside and her insights on ORANS and learning to receive. This installment in the Archer Story is also a ‘Thank You Letter’ to all of those who donated their Frequent Flier Miles to the Senfts in a time of crisis and the need for familial closeness. You will also hear about shocking arrogance in the medical profession with doctors hiding behind jargon and undermining medical treatment at other facilities and the impact of such undermining on patients health. Tune in to also hear shining examples of doctors practicing relationally and the uplifting difference that makes in patient relations as you hear from Archer’s cardiac surgeon at AtlantiCare and what it meant to him and Louise when he took the time to learn about Archer’s journey. You won’t want to miss hearing how patients can communicate with doctors in situations of unresolved medical conflict as well as how Spinal Cord Injury and Rehab doctors could collaborate to create greater well-being. 

 

In this episode, you’ll hear interview excerpts from:

 

Jessica Dibb, A dear friend and divine connection of Louise’s. Jessica is also a healer and an expert in breathwork. She and her 92 year old father were part of the journey the day before Archer was injured with taking part in the ORANS way, which Louise and Billy adopted as the posture of being open, on the cover of their book Being Relational and the ironic twist or divine intersection of events when Archer was injured. Jessica was part of Louise’s healing team she assembled for Archer outside the hospital during some of the most tumultuous times while Archer was struggling to breathe.

 

Ned Insley, The father of Archer’s good friend, Jeffers Insley. Ned helped Louise a great deal in getting Archer’s friends down to the Shepherd Center by becoming command central for a large Frequent Flier system. In doing so, he was part of Archer’s care team lifting Archer’s spirits and boosting his heart rate. 

Dr. Mohamed Elnahal, A cardiac surgeon committed to patient care and relationships at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. He is skilled in the implant of pacemaker devices, and Louise consulted him about Archer’s in a time of need and confusion on the subject and he implanted Archer’s pacemaker.

 

Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation: a non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S.  I C THAT provides a national team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. I C THAT also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries.  I C THAT will host the inaugural conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing November 3, 2022.  To donate and find out more, visit www.ICTHAT.org.

 

Our theme music is by Victoria Vox. 

 

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

 

Emotionalism by Alexander Nakarada

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

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

 

Calm Reflective Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8022-calm-reflective-piano

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

 

Emotional Nostalgic by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8541-emotional-nostalgic

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

 

Ethereal Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6292-ethereal-meditative-piano

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

 

Horizon Flare by Alexander Nakarada

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

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

 

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 the websites blinkofaneyepodcast.com, BaltimoreMediation.com and BeingRelational.com. 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: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod

 

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

 

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

#lovehealstrauma

Season 3: Trauma Healing Learning 9: Affirmations for Nurses with Riley Thacker

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Listen along as Louise chats with Riley Thacker, a good friend of Archer and a Nurse at the renowned Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. In Episode 9, we heard about Riley’s visit to the Shepherd Center to see Archer when she was a high-schooler, as well as her nerves and trepidation beforehand. Bodily awareness can sometimes precede mental awareness, pushing us toward our life’s mission. Listen in for how that life experience truly shaped a career choice. Tune in to learn more about the power of affirmations, medical burnout, a true behind the scenes look at the stressful schedule of a nurse, and even a bit about the early, behind-the-scenes organization of Archer’s artwork company, Slimeyard! Anyone can gain learnings about caring for oneself along with caring for others. From a young nurse’s expertise, straight to your daily life! Anticipate great conversation and lasting lessons in stress-reduction.

 

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

 

Ethereal Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6292-ethereal-meditative-piano

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

 

Calm Meditation by MusicLFiles

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

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

 

Relaxing Meditation by Liron

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

 

Calm Reflective Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8022-calm-reflective-piano

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

 

Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation: a non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S.  I C THAT provides a national team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. I C THAT also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries.  I C THAT will host the inaugural conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing November 3, 2022.  To donate and find out more, visit www.ICTHAT.org.

 

To find out more about Louise and this podcast, visit the websites blinkofaneyepodcast.com, www.BaltimoreMediation.com and www.BeingRelational.com.  

 

To find out more about learning relational mediation skills for navigating hospital and medical conflict and trauma, visit the website BaltimoreMediation.com.  

 

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: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod

 

To find out more about Archer and to see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

 

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything  #lovehealstrauma  #beginagain

Season 3: Episode 9: The Highs and Lows of Spinal Cord Injury Rehab

Copy_of_blink-1024x512--47vyw9.jpgLouise takes us on the highs and lows of SCI rehab including her own internal tightrope walk and emotional balancing act as she wavered from the weight of worries that Archer was not seen as good enough in the eyes of the Shepherd Center.  You’ll hear her practical preparations for high school kids making their first visit to see Archer in rehab, with special interviews of those kids as they reflect back reminding us of how a traumatic event impacts many in surprising ways.  Pick up some tips for warding off hospital depression while Louise also reflects on careless statements of medical staff that cut deeply as she wrestles with speaking up or not. Listen in for the dramatic cliffhanger, and ready yourself for an extra special Trauma Healing Learning next week. Archer strong!

 

In this episode, you’ll hear interview excerpts from:

 

Mary McCune Dillon, one of the mighty Atlanta Angels and a dear college friend of Louise’s. Mary recalls the on the ground logistics of bringing Archer’s friends from Baltimore to see him in the hospital in Atlanta, and the conversations that took place in the car along the way.

 

Price Campbell, one of Archer’s dear friends from McDonogh School in Baltimore who was one of the first to come visit Archer in Atlanta. Hear about Price’s visit when she was just 16 years old to Archer’s hospital rehab room and what it was like to be part of the wave of their high school’s unending support of Archer’s recovery for the duration of the year he was away. Archer Strong!

 

Riley Thacker, one of Archer’s dear friends from McDonogh School. Hear Riley’s memories about visiting Archer in the hospital and how Archer’s classmates dedicated the Junior-year lounge to his battle for healing, and their battle cry to support him.

 

Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation: a non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S.  I C THAT provides a national team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. I C THAT also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries.  I C THAT will host the inaugural conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing November 3, 2022.  To donate and find out more, visit www.ICTHAT.org.

 

Our theme music is by Victoria Vox. 

 

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

 

Emotionalism by Alexander Nakarada

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

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

 

Calm Reflective Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8022-calm-reflective-piano

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

 

Emotional Nostalgic by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8541-emotional-nostalgic

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

 

Ethereal Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6292-ethereal-meditative-piano

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

 

Horizon Flare by Alexander Nakarada

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

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

 

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit the websites blinkofaneyepodcast.com, BaltimoreMediation.com and BeingRelational.com. 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: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod

 

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

 

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

#lovehealstrauma

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