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NR Therapy is Coming to Austin: THIS WEEK!

Neuro Reorganization Therapy (NR) is coming to Austin Texas! This is an exciting first for Austinites! Many of our Neurogistics clients and families have used NR to aid in healing trauma, and repairing developmental delays and learning challenges.

Neurological Reorganization Practitoner Sargent L. Goodchild, Jr. of Active Healing, will now be traveling to Austin every 4 months to help Texas families. Sarge is an (NR) therapist based in Boston, MA with 19 years of experience. He is one of 4 practitioners in the US that is specialized in this amazing program. Sarge will be in Austin Thursday October 3rd through Sunday October 6th and we are excited to announce that he will be taking new clients while he is here. He will then return to Austin every 4 months for re-evaluations. Active Healing clients may be any age and any level of development.

There are still a couple of appointments available for these Austin dates, with 2 different appointment options available. You may schedule a full appointment, or Sarge is also offering a special one hour appointment for new clients looking to try Neuro Reorganization Therapy!

Call Laura Yaeger at 512-423-0286 for more information and appointments. You may also contact Sarge Goodchild at Active Healing 978-525-3608 or email info@activehealing.org

What is Neuro Reorganization Therapy?

Neuro Reorganization Therapy is a movement based therapy that targets foundational areas of the brain to organize and integrate functions not addressed by other interventions. Amazing results have been achieved by children and adults who face challenges, including: Autism and Autism Spectrum disorders, RAD, ADD, ADHD, PTSD and trauma disorders, FASD, dyslexia, head injuries or trauma to the brain at birth, cerebral palsy, developmental delays and learning challenges, Oppositional Defiance Disorder and other behavior disorders.

We are very excited about this opportunity for healing that will be available for our Texas clients. NR has helped many of our families who are struggling to achieve balance. We have seen great success, and lifelong system repairs with our kids who utilize NR and our Children’s Program at the same. Please feel free to check out Sarge’s website Activehealing.org for more information.


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Emily Roberts MA, LPC is the clinical therapist for the Neurogistics Children’s Program. She has worked with Neurogistics for over a decade. Emily is also an award-winning author of Express Yourself: A Teen Girls Guide to Speaking Up and Becoming Who You Are, Psychotherapist, TV & Media Contributor, educational speaker and parenting consultant.  Express Yourself is available at bookstores nationwide and on Amazon. To learn more about Emily click here.




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Personality is Developed in the Womb

By Emily Roberts MA, LPC

The personality of a child begins in utero.  We know this to be true by looking at our children and the difficult circumstances many of them faced before even being born.   Its no longer, just the genetic make-up or early trauma, its the first 9 months; the mothers mental health, stress level, and environment.  New research and more media attention is being given to the risk children face from the womb, finally…This isn’t to say that Dr. Daniel Seigel and other attachment gurus have not made huge strides in this area, but now we are this more widely accepted.  Its not just if a mother was using drugs, or alcohol, or malnourished, its the emotional health that has become more widely accepted by those in medicine, and this is something us on the psychological end have been waiting for.

Dr. Ellen Weber Libby, psychologist and family systems expert discusses that “A pregnant women’s mental state can shape her offspring’s psyche.These observations and those of others investigating fetal origins, the study of how the nine months of gestation influences physical, mental, intellectual, and emotional functioning, mirror empirical observations long noted by mental health providers.”  To read her post Personality Begins Before Birth click Here

A recent New York Times article titled At-Risk From the Womb  by Nicholas D. Kristof discusses numerous studies that have proven moms emotional state weighs heavily on the development of the child’s personality.” The result is children who start life at a disadvantage — for kids facing stresses before birth appear to have lower educational attainment, lower incomes and worse health throughout their lives. If that’s true, then even early childhood education may be a bit late as a way to break the cycles of poverty.” Click Here to read more.

What this does for parents trying to conceive is give them a better understanding of just how important it is to have a healthy, happy, pregnancy.  What does for those of us who are parenting children from stressful wombs?  Allows us to better understand that this is how they were shaped, this is how their brain chemistry was developed, it is not that they cant control themselves, be happier or calmer, its that their early environment hindered this. Looking at it from this perspective its not that they cant do____ (focus, control themselves, hold it together), its that their brains haven’t allowed them to do so, yet.  This can be fixed, it will be fixed, we as parents and those helping parents, need to keep this valuable research in mind.

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