In my interview on the Autism, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder Summit (June 11 to June 20, 2018) I discuss Self-care strategies for parents that are stressed out, anxious and depressed – without using medications.
You may think “why do I need research to show what I already feel and know?” but I can share that many of the moms I’ve worked find this validating and almost a relief to know they are not alone in this.
Parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have been shown to experience increases in stress, depression, and anxiety, which are also associated with child behavior problems related to ASDs.
The paper lists some reasons for the increased parental stress, anxiety and depression:
- First and foremost, the realization that there is no cure for the disorder may serve to increase parenting stress.
- Aspects of the child’s behavior, specifically socially inappropriate and aggressive behaviors typically associated with ASD, have been found to be associated with increases in parenting stress… due to a lack of understanding of ASD
- Additionally, raising a child with ASD typically involves allocating extra time to meet the needs of the children.
This event addresses all of the above and more by providing you with insights and tools on how to recover your child using a biomedical and nutritional approach together with traditional behavioral models (#1 addressed). This event also helps you understand what some of the underlying causes of socially inappropriate and aggressive behaviors may be – like pyroluria and low serotonin and gluten issues (#2 addressed). And finally, the planning resources that Tara offers via her coaching program help you manage your time while you’re figuring all this out (#3 addressed).
And as an added bonus you get my nutritional advice to help make you more resilient and better able to handle the stress and worry that comes with parenting a cild with ASD or other developmental disorder.
As always, I share about the amazing amino acids that provide anxiety-relief and end the overwhelm, spinning mind, second guessing from day one while you’re figuring everything else out.
In my interview (which airs on day 1), I share:
- How amino acids can provide instantaneous relief to symptoms of anxiety
- Low serotonin anxiety, what are the symptoms, and what nutrients can help
- Low GABA anxiety, how to identify and how to help
- How to trial amino acids to see if they can help you (and your child)
- How caring for a child with a neurodevelopmental disorder can be equivalent to combat and result in a form of PTSD
- B vitamins and adaptogenic herbs for PTSD nutritional support
- The benefits of a ketogenic diet for caregivers and our children
- How collagen can actually make anxiety, depression and insomnia worse.
- EMFs role in our health and how they are contributing to our stress.
This event brings together 30+ of the leading doctors, nutritionists, and researchers working to help parents by sharing the latest information and strategies for achieving recovery for children with Autism, ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder.
Having a child with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Processing Disorder is challenging. Figuring out what to do to help them is just as challenging. Join us for 10 days of eye-opening information into the root causes of your child’s neurological dysfunction. Imagine learning about what may have caused their symptoms and how to address them with nutrition and biomedical approaches and leverage the power of positive neuroplasticity to improve function, health, and their lives.
Anxiety, stress, depression and PTSD-like symptoms are common in any caregiver situation, so even if you don’t have a child with a neurological disorder, this may be of interest to you if you are taking care of an older parent, a sibling, a spouse or expect to in the near future.
Hope to see you there.