16 – Neurodevelopment and ADHD with Dr. Aimie Apigian
16 - Neurodevelopment and ADHD with Dr. Aimie Apigian
Tips to Help You NOT Blame Your Child with ADHD

As parents, we want the absolute best for our children, but it’s hard when our child is not confiding in us for important events that may have a significant effect on their behavior. What seems like a minor issue for one may seem like the sky is falling for another, so we should definitely be paying more attention to how our children react to certain situations.

In this episode, Dr. Aimie Apigian shares why we’re in an epidemic of overly anxious kids and adults, how we need to redefine what trauma actually is, how trauma therapy differs from traditional therapy, and more. We also talk about how traumatic events can be passed down from the mother’s nervous system to the child’s and how neurodevelopment plays a huge factor in ADHD and other mental disabilities amongst children.

Dr. Aimie is a Board-Certified Preventive Medicine physician, speaker, and founder of Trauma Healing Accelerated, LLC, Family Challenge Camps, and host of Bio-Optimize Summit. Today, she is here to talk about all things trauma and how to properly deal with it instead of finding ways to suppress it.

 Show Notes

Key Takeaways:

[3:45] Understanding the different labels and diagnoses for our children’s disabilities

[6:45] We’re in an epidemic of overly traumatized and anxious kids

[13:37] Redefining trauma to help process it

[19:56] Working with kids with different trauma patterns

[27:03] How trauma healing differs from traditional therapy

[34:07] Neurodevelopment phase for kids with ADHD


Memorable Quotes:

“One of the challenges with ADHD and anything related to different areas of the brain, is that it is super hard to get anything into the brain because it has a great security system.”

​​“The more you can kind of center yourself and ground yourself using oils like vetiver, cedar wood, frankincense, lavender, things that are kind of rooted in the earth.”

“Especially if you have a squirmy little guy who doesn’t necessarily like the smell of oils but will let you rub their feet. That’s a really great place to start. If you had to pick one, I would say vetiver or frankincense.”

“Out of all the ways that you can use oils, putting them on your skin, especially if they’re deluded, is the least harmful.”

“Smell is correlated with memory, so we just teach them… when your heart starts beating really fast, you can either teach them to apply the parasympathetic behind their earlobe, or you can just say, this is your happy smell.”

“It starts in your brain. Your hypothalamus tells your pituitary to tell your adrenal glands to release this stress hormone, cortisol, which gives you kind of the energy to deal with stressful situations.”

“Some of the moms that were skeptical are like, my kid always has it in their backpack. You know, it must be working. If something helps you, you don’t forget to use it.”

“I don’t recommend using oils with kids that are under 2 years old just because they’re so little and oils are so powerful.”


Guest Resources

Dr. Aimie Apigian, is the leading medical expert on how life experiences get stored in the body and how to restore the body to its best state of health through her signature model and methodology, The Biology of Trauma™. She is a double board-certified medical physician in Preventive Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She has a Masters in Biochemistry and a Masters in Public Health.

In addition to her medical training, she is also a Functional Medicine physician and has training and certifications specifically in neuro-autoimmunity, nutrition, and genetics for addictions, mental health, and mood and behavioral disorders.


How to connect with Dr. Aimie Apigian

Website: https://www.traumahealingaccelerated.com/


Dana Kay Resources: 

Website – https://adhdthriveinstitute.com/

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Tiktok – https://www.tiktok.com/@adhd_thriveinstitute

International Best Selling Book, Thriving with ADHD – https://adhdthriveinstitute.com/book/

Free Reduce ADHD Symptoms Naturally Masterclass – https://bit.ly/3GAbFQl

ADHD Parenting Course – https://info.adhdthriveinstitute.com/parentingadhd

ADHD Thrive Method 4 Kids Program – https://adhdthriveinstitute.com/packages/



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