We had the good fortune of connecting with Laura Childers and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Laura, how do you think about risk?
Intuition is a big part of my life and work. It informs and moves me in new directions. In my work, I love being able to look at the brain through EEG technology. I use my intuition as well as my knowledge and skills to understand what could be causing symptoms in my clients. Each person is completely different. I find it exciting to take each client, many who have struggled with treatment success, and create a story around their brain and their functioning. A story which can bring clarity to the cause of the issue. My next step is to attempt to solve the difficult problems that cause the client to struggle in life. From a brain perspective, is there an indication as to what is causing this symptom. Is it medically related, is it related to sleep or metabolism. Is it related to slowing in the brain due to a previous bump on the head. Is there an issue with being able to find the right medication. Are there brain markers (called phenotypes) that tell about learning disorders, addictions, ADHD, PTSD, Autism, and many more. So many things to look at. I pride myself on being able to look at the big picture and drill down into the details. I spend time talking with the client about their history. They answer questions about their symptoms. I take EEG data and quantify it into a QEEG (or brain map). Most of the time, new possibilities or directions are revealed. The biggest joy of my work is seeing difficult issues and problems resolved. Sometimes, this information can even change the trajectory of a life. What is the risk in my work. I have invested copious amounts of time, energy and money in developing an intuitive feel for the QEEG and what certain subtleties could mean. It is a new technology, but I believe in the possibilities of what this work can do. I am a diplomat in QEEG technologies. I am Board Certified in Neurofeedback. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I offer Brain Functioning Analysis, Neurofeedback, Pulsed Electromagnetic therapy, consultations with other professionals and referrals to the next possible step in their journey.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I have a Practice within Ethos Wellness. I offer brain based solutions for difficult to solve neuropsychiatric problems. My work allows for precision in getting to the root of the problem. Like any other organ, my work allows clients to look at the brain. And the brain often tells a story that is different from the diagnosis. I am most excited about the cutting edge technology and training that allows me to provide solutions to clients who have struggled throughout their lives with finding the right medication or treatment. My training is a differentiating factor. I have trained above and beyond in my area of expertise. I have traveled and paid for consultations with experts around the world to get to the root of the problem for certain client’s. I’m a bit like a bulldog, I just keep asking questions until a solution can be found. It’s been an incredible journey, marked with travel, meetings with interesting, intelligent and resourceful mentors or other professionals. At home, I am a mom. And like most moms, if we have a child who is struggling, we keep going until we can find answers. In my work, I have learned much about the enduring love of mom’s whose children struggle. I have learned what many client’s live with and call normal.. and when I have looked at their brain, I feel awe at the journey of where they are. I have learned that sometimes, it’s about fixing one thing at a time. What would I like the world to know about me? I would like the world to know that I have also had to solve difficult problems in my life and in my family. So, I get it. My work comes with compassion and kindness. With gentleness, and a possible path.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well it has been a little difficult to get out this year. I like museums. I like beautiful things, like Azaleas. I enjoy nature and my kids and I used to visit the zoo regularly. Eating out in Houston is awesome. There are so many new and good places to eat. When friends come to town, we go to the beach, to museums, parks, festivals and out to eat.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Judith Flores, my trainer, has kept me in shape, feeling good, clear and focused as i have journedy on.