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EP 30: Curing PTSD through the Eye: Dr Joseph Trachtman, O.D., Ph.D

EP 30: Curing PTSD through the Eye: Dr Joseph Trachtman, O.D., Ph.D

May 24, 2022

On this episode of A Woman's Place we are joined by Dr Josesph Trachtman, O.D, Ph.D to talk about his work which involves treating PTSD through the eye.

Joseph Trachtman, O.D., Ph.D. is one of the approximately 60 optometrists world-wide, who has earned the status of F.C.O.V.D.-A, and one of the few in private practice with this distinction. 

Dr. Trachtman is internationally renowned for his work offering visual rehabilitation, neurofeedback for vision (biofeedback), and optometric vision therapy.

 

As well as being a pioneer in sports vision, he is the world's expert in biofeedback applications for vision problems. Based on NASA research, Dr. Trachtman invented biofeedback devices for a variety of vision problems: relaxation and reeducation of the ciliary muscle, nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, strabismus, amblyopia, nystagmus, and vision related to TBI, PTSD, and stroke. Dr. Trachtman provides personal attention to all his patients.

Dr. Trachtman has published over 70 scientific articles and written five books. A veteran himself, Dr Tractman Provides free treatment to veterans with PTSD.

 

Discover more about his work on his site: http://www.accommotrac.com/Accommotrac_Vision_Trainer/About_Me.html

EP 29: Women never voted for the Irish ”Republic” (& it’s Michael Collins’ fault)

EP 29: Women never voted for the Irish ”Republic” (& it’s Michael Collins’ fault)

May 6, 2022

Here's a bit of history they don't teach you in school folks: the majority of women were denied the franchise in 1922. We posit that this exclusion at a fundamental moment of our state meant that the Treaty side swept the 1922 General Election.

 

What we have come to uncover is that Michael Collins along with Arthur Griffith conspired to deny women the vote because they knew that women, especially young women, were ardent Republicans.

The GE result would give Collins the mandate he felt he needed to go to war.

 

Listen as we recount the moment that led up to this, frankly treasonous act, by the pro-treaty side which would eventually lead to a theocratic male-dominant patriarchy denying women the right to abortion, to work and imprisionment in the home. 

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SOURCES

Rosemary Cullen Owens Smashing Times: A History Of the Irish Suffrage Movement 1889-1922

 
Shannon Area History Group - Ordinary women in extraordinary times
 
THOMAS MOHR - 

THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN UNDER THE CONSTITUTION OF THE IRISH FREE STATE

 

 

Clips used:

Mary MacSweeney debated along with Michael Collins and Eamon DeValera

in the historic Anglo-Irish Treaty Debates. Her no-compromise

rebublicanism really comes across in the speech. Performed by Christina

O' Sullivan for UCC Philosoph Society. Directed by Sean Creagh and Owen

Murphy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yYLVeeU8W4

Ep 28: There’s no such thing as a ’Natural’ Disaster

Ep 28: There’s no such thing as a ’Natural’ Disaster

April 13, 2022

In episode 28 of A Woman's Place, Christina reads you a critical essay on the formula that makes up disaster. Looking at the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and contributing vulnerabilities of the society and how economic inequality plays a major role in creating 'disaster'. She discusses disaster as an outcome rather than an event and outlines lessons learned that we can apply to our own communities and personal lives.

 

In the wake of the IPCC report on Climate Change, if we are to avert disasters today and in the future, we first need to understand how they are created.

 

 

Ep27: Neoliberalism is why we can’t have nice things

Ep27: Neoliberalism is why we can’t have nice things

March 28, 2022

We chatted about the emergence of neoliberalism and why it's hard to define. We go through a basic overview of the ideology and how it affects out lives-socially and economically- and it's emergence under Thatcher & Reagan aka Season 2 of The Crown

 

We talk about how globalism and neoliberalism is colonialism rebranded. 

 

We think it's especially important that everyone knows these terms and why everything costs an arm and a leg so that we can confidently talk and strategise against it.

 

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Ep 26:  Election Fixing-No Blacks, No Irish, No Democracy

Ep 26: Election Fixing-No Blacks, No Irish, No Democracy

February 14, 2022

In this episode, we talk about the founding of American "democracy", Irish partition and how supremacists states stack the deck against groups seen as neither fully a citizen nor human. In America it was black people, in Ireland it was Catholics.

We give an overview of Gerrymandering and how it works, keeping minority governments in power even when their opponents have more votes!

Ep 25: Let’s Ask Sorcha: What the F¢K is a Republic??

Ep 25: Let’s Ask Sorcha: What the F¢K is a Republic??

January 3, 2022

In the 25th episode of a Woman’s Place we are asking Sorcha: What the Fu¢k is a Republic?

We look at the history of republicanism and give a brief overview of Republicanism in Europe and its roots in Ireland. La connexion Francaise is very important as we’ll come to learn!

 

We clear up some terms for you, discuss what makes Irish Republicanism different to other types of republics and we touch briefly on the events that brought about partition in Ireland.

 

Some famous names pop up including Wolfe Tone, Michael Collins, Eamon DeValera and Oliver Cromwell!

Song in episode is: Kevin Barry sung by P.J Murrihy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEsrklQQq9A

 

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Ep 24: Women don‘t deserve pockets

Ep 24: Women don‘t deserve pockets

December 18, 2021

In episode 24 of a Woman's Place Podcast, we get into the vanishing of women's pockets and the relationship between a lack of pockets in women's clothing and control. The ability to conceal something on your person can be said to be directly related to the level of freedom you enjoy.

Practices are employed by authorities that often restrict this ability- most notably through things like 'stop and frisk' in America which allows the police to search people whenever they please. In this episode, we talk about how authorities banned the use of pockets for women because of the fear of what they might be concealing, how that led to the handbag and then to the eventual performative pockets we see today on women's clothing.

Join us as we take a look at the timeline of women's fashion to see where it all went wrong.

 

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EP 23: REMEMBERING GREAT IRISH WOMEN WITH AUTHOR CLODAGH FINN

EP 23: REMEMBERING GREAT IRISH WOMEN WITH AUTHOR CLODAGH FINN

November 24, 2021

Clodagh Finn, a graduate of UCC, UCD and the European School of Journalism, Paris is a journalist who has worked for the Irish Examiner, the Sunday Independent and the Irish Independent and as a freelance writer and editor in Paris. She has a particular interest in history and archaeology. She lives in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, and in October 2019 her book Through Her Eyes - A new history of Ireland in 21 Women was published.

We are delighted to welcome Clodagh on the podcast to talk about Joan Denise Moriarty, Mary Elmes, Mary McSwiney and other intriguing women in Irish history!

 

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Voicenote: what we were tweeting about this week (Nov 6)

Voicenote: what we were tweeting about this week (Nov 6)

November 6, 2021

A short 30 minute voicenote of the things we tweeted this week with some background information for you to give you a better understanding of what's going on in the world.

 

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Ep 22: Samhain Special: Ireland and The Faeries

Ep 22: Samhain Special: Ireland and The Faeries

October 27, 2021

This episode is a very special Halloween/Samhain special to wrap up the series on witches!

We are talking about Faeries in Irish society! We didn't really have witches here in Ireland but we did have those pesky faeries. Find out about this long standing Irish mythology, who the faeries were and listen as we talk about death, superstition and things our mothers (maybe) have done at funerals.

Happy Samhain/Halloween to all our listeners and thank you for listening. Find us on our social media

 

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