Sunflower’s five steps to calm

Sunflower’s five steps to calm are a useful tool when family life gets a bit tense:

1. Uninterrupted breathing – encourage your child to spend a few moments concentrating on their breathing. This will calm their body down and also serve as a distraction.

2. Positive face – ask your child to do a silly smile; it’s definitely much harder to feel angry or stressed when you are smiling.

3. Balanced posture – stand up tall together, releasing tension and helping the blood flow.

4. Release muscle tension – help your child to feel more relaxed by concentrating on thinking about something calm and enjoyable.

5. Mental control – encourage some positive thoughts and help your child to feel in control by asking: “What could you do to make yourself feel better?”

Contact the Sunflower Trust on:

Tel: 01483 531498


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