Demonstrate methods to support an individual to return to a calm state following an incident of challenging behaviour

NOTE: Please be aware that the information on this page is a very rough draft and has not been fact-checked so should be used accordingly (taken with a pinch of salt)! However, it should (hopefully) give you some pointers and set you off in the right direction.

Again, the methods used to help an individual return to a calm state after an incident of challenging behaviour will be person-centred.

 

For some of my clients, simply leaving them alone to calm down themselves works well. For others, it may mean talking to them and giving them lots of attention – especially if the reason for the incident was because they felt they were being ignored. Some clients may need to get into bed and have a nap to return to a calm state and others may need to listen to soothing music.