Hey Mom, I Am Overwhelmed!

Hey Mom, I Am Overwhelmed! with Dr. Laura Hanson

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If you’ve been following along with my latest episodes, then you’ll know we just finished a series on chronic stress and what this looks like in kids, adults, and seniors. For our newest series we are going to take this a step further and take a look at some clinical cases of students experiencing chronic stress and retained reflexes.

In today’s episode we’re going to take a look at the clinical case of a child I worked with who came in to my clinic experiencing high levels of stress and overwhelm. There are many children that have very heightened emotional reactions, but how do we navigate this? Children don’t have a point of reference to tell us if something is wrong, so if you are concerned it’s always a good idea to get an evaluation. In the case of this child, at first glance it seemed like he was developing as expected, but on a closer look, it became clear to me that he had a retained Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR). The ATNR is such a far-reaching reflex and it was no wonder this child was experiencing so many emotional difficulties. This wasn’t a kid having behaviour issues, this was a child demonstrating something faulty was going on. The good news is that the earlier we can recognize this in a child, the earlier we can change it!

In this episode, we cover:

  • Intro to our new series
  • What causes neuroimmune problems?
  • What to do when you don’t know what to do
  • Manifestations of a retained asymmetrical tonic neck reflex

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More about Connect My Brain:

Why is this happening to my kid and what can I do about it? If you’re the parent of a developmentally delayed child, you’ve probably asked this question more than once. That’s where I come in! I’m Dr. Laura Hanson and I specialize in identifying the “why” and telling you the “what.” Join me every Thursday for a deeper look at how our brains are wired and how to get the most out of your mind. Are you looking to break negative patterns, overcome mood disorders, or optimize your potential? Maybe your child struggles with ADHD, OCD or other learning difficulties. Tune in to Connect My Brain, where I explain concepts like biofeedback and neurofeedback, brainwave frequencies, and much more. Let me help you change your life by changing your mind! Contact me HERE.


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