Blink of an Eye, a new podcast with Louise Phipps Senft, explores stories of trauma, loss, awakening, and epiphanies. Ms. Senft recounts her experience navigating a life-changing accident that rendered her son, Archer, paralyzed from the neck on down, and expands the story with interviews of those behind the scene. Told through real journal entries and inspiring guests, Blink of an Eye will inspire you to explore the true nature of our relationships and interconnectedness in the face of an event that changes everything.
Wednesday Aug 10, 2022
Wednesday Aug 10, 2022
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
Emotionalism by Alexander Nakarada
Calm Reflective Piano by MusicLFiles
Emotional Nostalgic by MusicLFiles
Ethereal Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles
Relaxing Meditation by Liron
Calm Meditation by MusicLFiles
Horizon Flare by Alexander Nakarada
Cinematic Background Sad by MusicLFiles
Poignant Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles
Deep Relaxation Preview by Kevin MacLeod
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.
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