Welcome to Calming Colours!

Welcome to The Calming Colours Method website! Here you will find all the information about the books, the program and how it can help you, your child or if you are a teacher, your students. Aimed at neurodiverse and neurotypical children, aged 2 and up into teenage years, you could find a way to bridge the gap and finally have a method of gentle parenting techniques that works for most children. Lauren Elisabeth, an artist and author based in England, together with her five neurodivergent children (named Alex, Koda, Seth, Kaia, and Ezra,) have developed a unique method inspired by an unexpected source.


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For Children 2-18

The idea originated from Lauren's youngest child, Ezra, who was only four years old at the time and is suspected to have Autism with Hyperlexia. Despite his young age, Ezra displayed exceptional intelligence, prompting theories of giftedness. Ezra's educational journey took an unexpected turn when the school he attended proved unable to effectively support him. Regrettably, he endured recurring abuse at the hands of a teaching assistant, who lacked the necessary skills to manage his needs. Consequently, Ezra became withdrawn and suffered emotional damage. 
Initially, Lauren and her parents believed his refusal to attend school was due to his Autism, but they soon suspected something more troubling. It was not until Lauren directly asked Ezra why he was reluctant to go to school (whilst he was in a very good mood,) that he revealed the abuse he had endured. Fortunately, Lauren took decisive action and removed her children from that school due to the Headteacher’s refusal to fire said employee, opting instead to home educate Ezra and his 11-year-old sister, Kaia. 

During the period of abuse, Ezra, despite enduring trauma, developed a method to regulate his emotions, recognising that the situation was overwhelming him and causing reluctance on attempts to seek help from others. Realising the incredible impact this coping mechanism had on his self-regulation, Lauren and Ezra began teaching it to Kaia. Encouraged by its efficacy, Lauren sought the perspectives of her eldest children, Alys, Koda and Seth and gentle parenting teachers, advocates, and psychologists, whom all praised the idea. And so, the concept of Calming Colours was born; a testament to the creativity and resilience of a young child facing adversity in neurodiversity.

For Adults 18+

Every single one of us gets overwhelmed or full of anxiety at some point in our lives, but those of us that deal with anxiety, illnesses, mental health issues, chronic disabilities or parents of children whom some of which have those conditions can find ourselves getting overwhelmed pretty easily. 
Sometimes it’s really hard to stay calm in those kinds of situations where our kids are annoying us, demanding of us or needing us that our brain can function incorrectly and overload leading to burn out and outbursts.

I have developed a different method to the original Calming Colours Method which incorporates the same Colour Therapy but in a different way.

This incredible method can be used anywhere in the world by anyone over 18 years old.My dream is to create an app to go along with the method so that you have it as soon as you need it.

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