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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



Calm Meditation by MusicLFiles



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Episode 10: What to Say

Blink of an Eye Podcast - Episode 10 - What to Say

Sometimes the unexpected - like a Color War - is the natural solution to ease into and ensure that life goes on after the delivery of bad news. At least that’s how it was for Louise and her family when they needed to tell their youngest son, Dutch, who was away at camp, what had happened to his big brother two days ago.


How much is too much bad news to share with your children? We want to be honest, We want to protect them. We want to respect they are capable of understanding. We want to instill in them the ability to work out what is scary. It’s a very personal line depending on the age, maturity and relationship you have with each of your children. Same goes for breaking bad news to siblings, and even parents and friends.


Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 10 What to Say August 7. DAY 3. In this episode, you will hear interview excerpts from
Dutch Senft, Louise’s youngest son, who was 13 at the time of Archer’s accident. 

Steve Lepler, the Director of West End House Camp in Maine

Lisa Melancon, a friend of Louise’s and the mom of one of Dutch’s best friends in Baltimore

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