Out-of-the-Box Strategies for Calming a Child’s Neurological System

Even skilled professionals feel perplexed, at times, about what resources/tools to explore that help calm a child’s neurological system.

When you work with emotionally intense children – or you are raising one – you have probably explored some out-of-the-box strategies.  

I want to present another: drainage and detoxification techniques.  

As part of my webinar series to help parents better help their kids,  I interviewed scientist and holistic healer, Luminara Serdar, BS, CPN, NMT of Autism Transformed 

Luminara teaches us about children who live in a body that has a hard time letting go of toxins. 

She sees this with kids who have neurological disorders, behavioral symptoms (e.g. anger, moodiness, crying for no reason), and/or physical challenges (e.g. constipation, allergies). 

Luminara’s  extensive clinical experience shows that neurological and mood disorders can improve when you unclog the colon, clean out the liver, repair the gut, open the lymph system and detoxify the brain.  

If you do it in the right order you get the most bang for your buck.  

Listen to our full conversation Luminara helps clear children from the bottom-up to get to the big kahuna – the brain – and eliminate heavy metals and toxins that shadow a child’s beautiful gifts. 

She knows that you don’t necessarily kill an overgrowth of yeast bacteria straight-away because it may be eating extra mercury in the body (40-min timestamp). 

And Luminara answers questions on treatment for chronic constipation and tests to identify gut dysbiosis. (41-49 min timestamp). 

When you work with – or raise -- an intense child you are thrust onto a path that sometimes feels all-consuming.  

Research.  Practitioner visits.  Binders of information. 

This path can be seen as a burden or it can be taken as a growth lesson.  We find it takes parents to a place of listening, being aware and in the moment, and developing an expanded consciousness. (51-min timestamp). 

If you want to take a step forward on the detoxification journey, download Luminara’s free PDF to eliminate toxins in your household: “Toxic Products Scavenger Hunt” here. 

With love,



Samantha Moe, M.A. SLP
Certified Parent Coach
Creator, Mad to Glad Blueprint ™
Professional training to support intense kids and their families


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P.S. If our conversation about engaging parents in simple tools to create more peace at home intrigued you, consider signing up for my professional online CE here.

Continuing education, advanced training, and parent coach certification for professionals who support intense kids and their families. View my mental health Ted Talk on helping families heal from stress here.