Christine Estes: recent publications

How to Calm Someone Down With Your Voice and Presence

How can you help calm someone down? Most of us want to help people we love calm down when they are stressed, angry, or hurt. It can be frustrating feeling like you don’t know what to do.

What should you say to calm them down? Better yet, what should you not say? Is there something specific you can do?

Don’t fret, you don’t need anything other than your voice and your presence to help someone else calm down. That may not seem like much, but both things can be powerful tools.

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James

Using your voice and your words to help someone stay calm

Try to keep your own voice calm and steady. Christine Estes, a speech and language pathologist at Weill

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