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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.

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

5033725444


Episodes

Season 3: Episode 18: Friends Therapy and Frequent Flier Miles for Rehabilitation

12/7/2022
Season 3: Episode 18: Friends Therapy and Frequent Flier Miles for Rehabilitation You might not know the lengths to which a friend might go to carry you through a hard time. You also might not anticipate the way a crisis can create creative responses you never could have imagined. Come along with us as we journey outside the Shepherd Center and celebrate the heroes, young and old, who kept Archer, who was still struggling to breathe on his own, inspired. You might find surprising...

Duration:01:26:52

Season 3: Trauma Healing Learning 17: When Grief Gets Trapped in the Body with Dana Robinson, L. Ac.

11/30/2022
Season 3: Trauma Healing Learning 17: When Grief Gets Trapped in the Body with Dana Robinson, L. Ac. Autumn is the season of grief. Grief also inhabits particular organs in the body. Healing invites us to move with and through our emotions and trust in their necessary processes, lest they become stuck within the body system. Learn with us as we explore some of the stunning millennia-old teachings of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as articulated by licensed acupuncturist Dana Robinson with...

Duration:01:10:37

Season 3: Episode 17: Choices in the Unknown

11/25/2022
Season 3: Episode 17: Choices in the Unknown Have you ever had to make a Sophie’s Choice? What feelings intrinsically come along with being forced to choose one essential life necessity over another? Louise delves deep into the experience through personal journal notes and the teachings of grief in the face of impossible choices. She shares shocking information about what it takes to wean off a ventilator. And she poses a provocative challenge to the physical rehab teams. You will also...

Duration:01:21:15

Season 3:Trauma Healing Learning 16: Chronic Pain Management with Dr. Vania Apkarian and Dr. Melissa Farmer

11/16/2022
Do you or somebody you know have chronic pain or recurring pain flare-ups? Have you ever wondered if there are techniques that might help rewire brain structure to improve pain outcomes? Join us for this Trauma Healing Learning episode, which features two of the leading researchers on the neurobiology of chronic pain, Dr. Vania Apkarian and Dr. Melissa Farmer. Together, we will gain tremendous insights into the science behind pain, and tangible practices to manage long term pain other than...

Duration:01:17:40

Season 3: Episode 16: Margaritas for Trauma Healing

11/10/2022
Sometimes blessings and support come in the most unexpected forms, and from the most unlikely sources. A phone call in the middle of the night, or a fast-food frozen margarita with near-strangers – this might be all we need to remember we are not alone in the journey. Join us again while we continue the journey at the Shepherd Center, where you will hear sage advice from other SCI families along the way, like Kelly Sydnor, whom you heard a wise text from back in Episode 15. Guide your spirit...

Duration:01:06:24

Season 3: Trauma Healing Learning 15: Somatic Awareness, Titration and Resourcing for Trauma Healing with Marion Gilbert, R.P.T.

11/2/2022
Does your energy follow attention? Maybe you’re not sure, and you want to learn more, as it will prove to be an invaluable phrase while you walk your trauma healing path. In this Trauma Healing Learning, you will gain more insight into somatic healing and awakening than ever before. You may even learn how to awaken your “soma.” Join Louise and Marion Gilbert in listening to their bodies, wiggling their toes and coming to groundbreaking realizations about the inner observer, resourcing and...

Duration:01:16:27

Season 3: Episode 15: I Want To Breathe On My Own

10/29/2022
Trauma stories are full of ups, downs and flashbacks. Today, we want to bring the Blink of an Eye story back to Day 51 at the Shepherd Center. Join us for a moment of rest, as Louise recaps and reminiscences about coming back to the rehabilitation hospital room and the uncertainty which lingered around their stay. Hard realizations of change are accompanied by slow acceptance and mournful, necessary tears. Hear from those who eased the unsettling experience, including powerful songs and...

Duration:01:40:26

Blink of an Eye: PSA The Science of Trauma Symposium

10/20/2022
Come learn from two of the great brain physicians and researchers in a first of its kind collaboration on November 3: The Science of Trauma Symposium, a powerful three-hour online conference that will illuminate trauma in the brain and body through Brain Mapping and provide new understandings for creating new neural pathways in the mind for trauma healing and resilience through an understanding of interpersonal neurobiology. Two world-class neuroscientists—Dr. Babak Kateb and Dr. Dan...

Duration:00:08:20

Season 3: Trauma Healing Learning 14: Birth Memories with James Radde

10/11/2022
As humans, we are inherently curious about how we came into this bright and complex world. More often than not, we rely on stories from our family or haphazard, poor-quality videos taken after our births in the delivery room. Occasionally, we are even left wondering with seemingly no information at all. If only there were a way we could remember what it was like actually to exit the womb and enter the world. Well, some people do remember, and these are “birth memories.” They are quite...

Duration:01:03:09

Season 3: Episode 14: How Disability Shifts Perspectives

10/6/2022
The process of changing your worldview is never easy. Introspection is not often a comfortable process, but then again, change never really is for many of us, and yet it’s change that keeps us growing, keeps us living. If you’ve ever experienced a transformation of perspective, you know what it can be like to reflect, channel empathy and even feel a little embarrassment for your past self. Don’t go it alone. Join Louise in her journey of how disability shifted her perspective from...

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

9/27/2022
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...

Duration:01:11:39

Season 3: Episode 13: Going Home Part 2

9/22/2022
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...

Duration:01:21:20

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

9/14/2022
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...

Duration:00:45:15

Season 3: Episode 12: Going Home Part 1

9/9/2022
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...

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

8/31/2022
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...

Duration:00:29:37

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

8/24/2022
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...

Duration:00:15:43

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

8/17/2022
Season 3: Trauma Healing Learning 10: An Inside Look at Cardiac Complications in Spinal Cord Injury and Bedside Consultations with Dr. Mohamed Elnahal 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...

Duration:01:15:35

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

8/10/2022
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...

Duration:01:41:02

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

8/3/2022
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...

Duration:00:47:13

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

7/27/2022
Louise 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...

Duration:01:57:26