Reach out and touch somebody’s hand. Pneumonia set in to Archer’s lungs and the doctors said he might not turn the corner as his heart beat remained faint. Unsure if her son would turn a corner, Louise found herself reaching out for support, and for support in a vulnerable way. You will hear how childhood best friends, business friends, clients and even strangers reached out and touched. In this third episode of Season 2, Louise reflects on that energy and some additional best ways to support a family member, friend or acquaintance when they are in crisis or experiencing trauma.
In this episode you will hear the voices of those sending text messages including:
Nan Heller, an Enneagram friend of Louise’s, who lives in Pacific Grove, California and is a licensed clinical social worker.
Jan Houbolt, a close friend of Louise’s who is a community leader and the husband of Rachel Wohl (featured in Episode 29) in Baltimore, Maryland.
Hadley Hubbard Feiss, a teacher friend of Louise’s who lives in Baltimore and summers in Cape May, New Jersey.
Join Louise for Season 2 of Blink of an Eye: Episode 3: Reach Out and Touch. August 14. Day 10.
Listen in afterwards to this week’s companion Trauma Healing Learnings episode for new understandings on trauma and tools to navigate your own trauma healing: Trauma Healing Learning: Reach Out and Touch, where Louise takes a closer look at the healing power of human touch.
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Victoria Vox created the theme music.
Music and sound effects in this episode are by Blue Dot Sessions, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, and Diana Ross.
To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com.