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Season 2: Episode 9: I Don’t Want To Talk About It

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-_1_8b0jv.jpg“We are not out of the woods,” Louise thought to herself in the aftermath of another near cardiac arrest. Billy had gone to pick up their son Dutch, and when they came back and saw Archer, Louise continued to realize the ramifications of Archer’s accident on her youngest son. In this episode, Season 2: Episode 9: I Don't Want To Talk About It, Louise and Dutch reflect on a specific trauma response: shutting down, locking things out, avoiding. 

In this episode you will hear interview excerpts from:

Dutch Senft, Louise’s youngest son and Archer’s youngest brother, four years apart. He and his mom talk about the first time he saw Archer post accident when he was 13 years old.

Victoria Vox created the theme music.

Music in this episode is: 

Horizon Flare by Alexander Nakarada

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

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

 

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

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

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

Join Louise for Season 2 of Blink of an Eye: August 22. Day 18.

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: I Don't Want To Talk About It, where Louise takes a closer look at healing from avoidance and blockage, with a special look at boys.

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

Here is a photo of Archer Louise sent with one of the updates in this episode:

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

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Trauma Healing Learning: Lollipops and Laughter

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-biczk.jpgHow can laughter help us in crisis? Well, it provides moments of lightness and sweetness among bitter times. And it can help soothe our stressed bodies. In Trauma Healing Learning: Lollipops and Laughter, Louise elaborates on the gift of humor and laughing during traumatic times and how medical staff could bring this lightness to patients and their families. 

Please share this Trauma Healing Learning with anyone you know who may be exploring the trauma experience, past or present. If you haven’t already listened to the story behind this learning, you can find Season 2, Episode 8:  Lollipops and Laughter wherever you get your podcasts.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod.  Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Victoria Vox created the theme music.

Other 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

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

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

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 8: Lollipops and Laughter

unnamed.jpegIs it possible to laugh amidst the tragic reality? In Season 2: Episode 8: Lollipops and Laughter, Archer is beginning to stabilize and his humor shows through, prompting Louise to experience sweet and even funny moments in the bitter environment of the ICU.  It’s likely you’ve heard the cliche  “Laughter is the best medicine.” There is some truth to it and that is what they experienced with the medical team too after a surprise. Join Louise as she revisits the specific ways friends, like Mary Jo Determan, Mary Lou Healy, and Noreen Kane Gant, contributed to raise the healing vibration in Hospital Room 3117.

In this episode you will hear interview excerpts from:

Mary Jo Determan, mom of Mike Determan, Archer’s friend, and Louise’s friend by proximity to Mike.  Mary Jo is a commercial lender in Baltimore, Maryland, who was in regular contact with Louise during these three life and death days in the ICU. She and Louise reflect on these conversations.

Mary Lou Healy, teacher at Cathedral School in Baltimore, Maryland who taught Archer and friend of Louise, who sent a card with the Prayer for a Creative Miracle for Archer. She and Louise reflect on Mary Lou’s discovery of that prayer.

Join Louise for Season 2 of Blink of an Eye: Episode 8: Lollipops and Laughter. August 19-21. Days 15-17. 

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: Lollipops and Laughter, where Louise takes a closer look at the healing power of focused attention.

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

Victoria Vox created the theme music.

Music in this episode is: 

 

Horizon Flare by Alexander Nakarada

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

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

 

Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation

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

Here is the prayer read in today’s podcast:

Prayer for a Creative Miracle

God of all creation, you who spoke a simple command and brought forth light from the darkness, we call upon you now to send forth your miracle-working power into every aspect of Archer’s being. In the same way that you spoke unto the dust of the ground when you created humankind in your own image, we ask you to send forth your healing power into Archer’s body. Send forth your word and command every cell, electrical and chemical impulse, tissue, joint, ligament, organ, gland, muscle, bone and every molecule in his body to come under complete and perfect health, strength, alignment, balance and harmony.

It is through you that Archer lives and moves and has being. With every breath he takes, he lives under your life-giving grace.  We ask you to touch Archer now with the same miracle-working power that you used when you fashioned him inside his mother’s womb. As surely as you have created him in your image and likeness, you can also recreate him now and restore his complete health.

Please fill Archer with your healing power. Cast out all that should not be inside of him. We ask you to mend all that is broken, root out every sickness and disease, open all blocked arteries and veins, restore his internal organs, rebuild his damaged tissues, remove all inflammation and cleanse him of all infections, viruses and destructive forms of bacteria.

Let the warmth of your healing love flood his entire being, so that his body will function the way it was created to be, whole and complete, renewed in your perfect health. We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Substitute the name of your loved one who could benefit from this focused prayer for the human body. 

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

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Trauma Healing Learning: Don’t Settle For Less

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-bio6g.jpgHealthy and relational self-advocacy can help heal our transactional world, and it can also help with trauma healing. In this Trauma Healing Learning: Don’t Settle For Less, Louise looks back at her career as a mediator and lawyer to give examples of how relational self advocacy and “The Positive Frame” can help heal not only our trauma, but also help make the world less divided. She gives examples of ways to self advocate and foster a positive framework within this context.

If you haven’t listened already to the story behind this episode, please listen in on Season 2: Episode 7: Don’t Settle For Less.   

Victoria Vox created the theme music.

Other 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

 

Relaxing Meditation by Liron

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

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

 

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

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

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 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: Episode 7: Don’t Settle For Less

 

Self-advocacy looks different for everyone. That’s what Louise Phipps Senft realized when her husband Billy asked for time alone with Archer at the hospital, and what she has continually been reminded of throughout her marriage. Some people need space and time as a result of trauma, and some people need immediate, warm connection. In Season 2: Episode 7: Don’t Settle For Less, Louise recounts her advocacy for a meeting with 3 of Archer’s doctors and Billy’s advocacy for his own needs, like time with his son and a solid plan to pick Dutch, their other son, up from camp. She also reflects on how past childhood trauma and generational trauma impacts a marriage, and she shares with us an approach she calls the The Positive Frame based in neuroscience findings that helped her navigate to help others see what was possible. 

In this episode, you will hear excerpts of interview conversations with:

Steve Lepler, director of West End House camp, where Dutch Senft, Louise’s youngest son, was spending the summer when Archer was injured. Steve and Louise speak about their decision to tell Dutch what happened and how his summer went while at camp.

Join Louise for Season 2 of Blink of an Eye: Episode 7: Don’t Settle for Less, August 18. Day 14. 

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: Episode 7: Don’t Settle for Less.

Victoria Vox created the theme music. Other music in this episode is:

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

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

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

 

Mourning Song by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4086-mourning-song

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

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter @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: Healing Sanctuary

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How did power play into Louise’s creation of a healing space in Archer’s hospital room? While she realized she didn’t have power in the typical sense, she did realize her own special power and insight in how she approached the situation. And with that new perspective, she set out to make Archer’s room feel like a spa. In this Trauma Healing Learning: Healing Sanctuary, Louise expands on different types of power and how you can use your own to make a hospital environment more suitable for healing — not just for the body, but for the senses and nervous system.

Here is a link to Louise’s book mentioned in this episode: https://www.beingrelational.com/

If you haven’t listened already to the story behind this episode, please listen in on Season 2: Episode 6: Healing Sanctuary.   

Victoria Vox created the theme music.

Other music in this episode is:

Deep Forest Healing  by chilledmusic

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7841-deep-forest-healing-

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

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. You can also follow us on Twitter @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: Episode 6: Healing Sanctuary

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When Louise’s sister Lillian Johnston arrived in Atlantic City with her tiny backpack, Louise felt a pang of relief, of release. Her sister had arrived on a whim but helped create a healing space around Archer and Louise just by her presence at a time when the family was feeling powerless as the medical staff was running out of treatment options. In Season 2: Episode 6: Healing Sanctuary, Louise scans Archer’s hospital room and realizes it could be transformed into a healing sanctuary, a spa-like experience for Archer. She reflects on power and looks back at how the healing sanctuary was created and the ways it rippled out and positively impacted her own psyche and the work of the medical team around Archer.

In this episode, you will hear excerpts of interview conversations with:

Lillian Johnston, MFA, Louise’s younger sister, former art faculty at the Art Institute of Chicago, and faculty at DePaul University Art Department, and currently the art teacher at Crow Island School in Winnetka, Illinois.

Join Louise for Season 2 of Blink of an Eye: Episode 6: Healing Sanctuary: August 17. Day 13. 

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: Episode 6: Healing Sanctuary.

Victoria Vox created the theme music. Other 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

Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod

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

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

Emotionalism by Alexander Nakarada

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

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

Mourning Song by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4086-mourning-song

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

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter @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: Get On The Record

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-_10_ba905.jpgLast episode, Louise explored how early childhood trauma can impact our lives now.  In this Trauma Healing Learning for Season 2: Episode 5: Get On The Record, Louise continues to reflect on the ACES inventory and on the relationship of trust to trauma healing, and what is at the heart of rebuilding trust.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod.  Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Victoria Vox created the theme music.

Other 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

Deep Relaxation Preview by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5726-deep-relaxation-preview

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

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

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. 

Season 2: Episode 5: Get On The Record

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50 hours after Archer’s cardiac arrest, Louise turned to journaling to make sense of the confusing medical world around her and her family. In Season 2: Episode 5: Get On The Record, you will hear how writing helped her parse out her inner thoughts and allowed her to chronicle an experience with Archer’s tree in their backyard when the doctors were indicating Archer’s imminent death. Join her as she also interviews Dr. Raymond Talucci, one of Archer’s doctors at the time, and the two reflect on the evolution of their relationship when trust was broken not so much because of medical error but because medical information was withheld, and the power that sharing information and quality interaction can have on trauma healing. 

In this episode, you will hear excerpts of interview conversations with:

Dr. Raymond Talucci, Acting Chief of Trauma at AtlantiCare Hospital in Atlantic City, New Jersey, while Archer was a patient there, who speaks about medical errors in trauma ICU.

Join Louise for Season 2 of Blink of an Eye: Episode 5: Get On The Record: August 16. Day 12. 

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: Episode 5: Get on The Record.

Victoria Vox created the theme music. Other 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

Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod

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

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

Here are the photos mentioned in this episode:

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To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and 

Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter @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 Learnings: Just Stay Alert

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-_8_boc83.jpgEarly trauma can impact us in so many ways beyond our emotional lives. Research has shown that early exposure to trauma can have adverse impacts on physical health — leading to chronic disease. In this Trauma Healing Learning for Season 2: Episode 4: Just Stay Alert, Louise explores how building trust and an awareness of one’s body and emotions factor in to trauma healing — both in the moment of crisis and after. 

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod.  Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

 Victoria Vox created the theme music.

Other music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions.

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

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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