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Love Your Beautiful Brain

A whole body approach to supporting your anxious child.

Where evidence based research meets compassion and understanding.

Want to know if your child has an inflamed brain?

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    Why kids with anxiety express it in different ways

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    How to know if your child has an inflamed brain

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    9 key inflammation triggers to look out for

Do you have a child who suffers from anxiety or depression?

It’s such a heart-wrenching situation.

It’s as though you feel every ounce of your child’s suffering.

Yet with all the information and status quo out there, you can’t get the help you so desperately need.

Your child is still suffering.

You’re still suffering.

Dr. Nat and Leigh

You can't always think yourself better

We treat the whole child, not just the diagnosis

Most solutions or treatments today are heavily focused on the symptoms

We look beyond the symptoms to determine the root cause of their anxiety

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More balanced in every aspect...

"We came to see Dr Nat and Leigh because our son was struggling with anxiety.  The before and after difference is astounding. Dr Nat and Leigh helped understand the challenges he faces, and gave us some relatively simple changes to help him. From the beginning, we witnessed a rapid and positive change. He is so much more balanced in every aspect, and happier within himself. Their integrated approach to care is an exemplar of how all care should be. My wife and I can't recommend them highly enough. We will be forever grateful to Dr Nat and Leigh.”

- Shaun Procter, Software Engineer

Love Your Anxious Child Program

Our signature program is designed to give mothers evidence-based knowledge and actionable steps to support and treat their anxious child.

Why Love Your Beautiful Brain?

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We’ve been running our children’s clinic for many years now. We’ve treated 1000’s of children and witnessed the heartache and frustration so many mothers go through.

We’re frustrated, too.

We’re frustrated by how the medical industry minimises and discredits mother’s intuition.

We’re frustrated because so much emphasis is placed on psychology, rather than looking at what’s going on biologically.

What we’ve discovered has the biggest impact is when we treat the child as a whole.

Anxiety is a symptom of chronic inflammation

When a child presents symptoms such as anxiety, we have to look at what’s happening in the brain, the body and the gut to locate the root cause of their anxiety.

“We achieve real results when we reduce inflammation in the brain, body and gut. Children become calmer and happier, because their whole body is literally calmer and cooler.” - Dr Natalie Challis

Inflammation isn’t just associated with anxiety, we also see this in more complex presentations such as ADHD, OCD, ASD, ODD, Dyslexia and PANDAs.

As Mothers of complex children ourselves, these are the children we specialise in being able to treat because we look beyond their presentations to the real cause of their anxiety.

It's not your parenting

It’s about understanding the connection between the brain, body and gut.

It’s about trusting your intuition

"Life Changing Program"

Hear about the differences the Love Your Anxious Child Program has made to Susy Parker and her daughter

Empowering mothers with the right information

Our program covers all the latest research on brain, body and gut health, and how these affect behaviour when they’re not functioning as they should.

You’ll see what a healthy and balanced brain, body and gut looks like, and then how these areas present in a child with anxiety.

Not only that but we give you clear, actionable steps you can take to begin to truly make a difference in the treatment and support of your child.

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Case Study: Meet Cassandra

When Cass was 6 years old, she had major issues with sleep, school meltdowns, and would refuse to leave her mother’s side.

She’d scream for hours. She’d hurl abuse at her mum. It was a really distressing situation for everyone.

What we know is the more significant the behaviour, the more internal distress the child is experiencing.

Cass was really struggling. Mum was, too.

When we looked at Cassandra’s brain we found excessive levels of fast-wave activity and not enough of the relaxing, slower wave activity.

She also had signs of beta spindling, which indicates a really inflamed brain. It was a significant reason why she had such epic meltdowns.

After listening to Cassandra’s mum, and understanding what was happening inside Cassandra’s body, we treated her symptoms by putting her on a low inflammatory diet and supporting supplements.

Plus we gave her specific home exercises to help balance her startle reflex and vagal tone.

Within weeks she was happily attending school and was able to leave her mum’s side.

What mums say about the Love Your Anxious Child Program

"Super content, really detailed but conveyed in such a simple and digestible format. Much gratitude to you for putting us on this path and enabling these connections to be made. Thanks for all your help."

Lisa Walton

"I really love the three circles, social, psychological and biological, understanding these facets and personal examples."

Shay Whitton

"It's only phase one, but these are the main points I’ve taken away so far; Follow your intuition, Hope, it’s the environment not the child and self care."

Charlotte Batholomaeus

"I’ve really got so much out of what I have learnt so far. It’s given me a better understanding of my beautiful boy. There really have been so many “a-ha” moments."

Nicole Olbourne

"The three circles, social, psychological and biological, it's so simple and clearly communicated."

Kris Walker

"Thank you for the information you have given already . I have found it very thought provoking and can already see/ feel a shift in my ‘mind set’. I have enjoyed the way you think. The sessions are great. Really inspired and looking forward to the weeks to come. Many thanks."

Charlotte Bartholomaeus

"I am so enjoying the course and learning more about anxiety. Looking forward to tomorrow night's session."

Kate Fraser

"Thank you, loving the course so much."

Caitlin Danvers

"Thank you soooooo much, Nat and Leigh for your support and advice. I have just been having a wonderful conversation with my boy about options which might not involve the ‘usual’ or mainstream pathway through to the end of high school and beyond. Your webinars have helped to open my mind to other possibilities and I am very grateful to you for that."

Trish J

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Teenager Burnout Blog Post By Leigh Shinde Of Love Your Beautiful Brain

Teenager Burnout – The legacy of Gen X

By Leigh Shinde

Mental health and teenager burnout I am really starting to question what we, as a society, are doing to our children. I feel like we are training our young people to be completely disconnected from what they are feeling in their mind and body. Our beautiful children are constantly being told to push down how […]

The Complex Child And Anxiety A Particle By Leigh Shinde Neuro Nutritionist

Your beautifully complex child

By Leigh Shinde

The beautifully complex child and anxiety As a mother of a complex child, when you are told by the experts that your child has a number of diagnosable disorders you momentarily feel vindicated. You knew your child was complex. Whether it be Anxiety, ADHD, ASD, SPD, OCD, Eczema or ODD, this quickly gives way to […]

Anxious Child Brain Map By Dr Natalie Challis And Leigh Shinde Of Love Your Anxious Child Treatment Program

Your anxious child brain map

By Natalie Challis

A window into your child’s anxious brain When we work directly with clients in our clinic the first step is always the anxious child brain map. This gives us a window into your child’s brain. This is what’s different about how we treat anxious children to other professionals you may have seen. When we see […]

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