CalmConnect is an evidence-based, trauma-informed practice.

CalmConnect is the only patented program for self-regulation.

CalmConnect significantly improves sleep.

CalmConnect decreases anxiety and depression.

CalmConnect reduced off-task behavior in classrooms as much as 81% when used for just five minutes/day.

A Trauma-Informed Practice for the Classroom

“CalmConnect is a fantastic resource that should be in every classroom.”

— Dr. William Steele, Founder of the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children

CalmConnect Benefits All Ages

CalmConnect works for people of all ages and abilities as it reduces loneliness, builds community, and improves emotional, mental, and physical health. MaryAnn gives a great description of the program’s benefits for older adults.

Kindergarten Classroom Using CalmConnect for the Very First Time

Research: CalmConnect reduced off-task behavior by 80% when used for just 5/min day in Wayzata Public Schools and 59% in Saint Paul Public Schools.

Autism: Reduce Meltdowns

CalmConnect is an incredible self-regulation program!  I’ve been thrilled with what CalmConnect is doing in classrooms, home programs and direct therapy as it immediately calms and organizes children.  Within minutes is calms even non-verbal children with autism in distress! CalmConnect calms and focuses a child with ASD in as little as 4 minutes.”

— Nancy Lawton-Shirley OTR/L, Founder of Points of Stillness and Co-Founder Camp Avanti and International Lecturer on Sensory Processing

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What Experts Are Saying

I use this program every day and have yet to see anyone who doesn’t love it and benefit. I have looked at dozens of programs for relaxation, breathing, imagery, etc. and CalmConnect is still far and away the best one.  We use CalmConnect as a component in an integrative approach to hospitalized patients and in our integrative medicine outpatient practice. I also recommend it for home use as a tool to help quiet the mind and body.
Timothy Culbert, MD, FAAP

Developmental/ Behavioral Pediatrician Medical Director of Integrative Medicine, PrairieCare Medical Group (affiliated with the University of MN)

I’ve been involved with neuroscience as a base of activity for a very long time and I’m so impressed with the foundations that CalmConnect brings. This is a very subtle way to come and change peoples’ brains and behavior, and they don’t even have to know it! I strongly recommend CalmConnect and I think as we go forward we’re going to compile a lot more of the neuroscience that relates to this work.  It looks like such a simple activity, but it’s really not.
Patricia Wilbarger, MEd, OTR, FAOTA

Occupational Therapist and Clinical Psychologist, Developed the concept of “sensory diet,” designed the Wilbarger Deep Pressure and Proprioceptive Technique (DPPT) and the Oral Tactile Technique (OTT) for sensory defensiveness

The apparent simplicity of this program can be deceptive, but the results of frequent or even intermittent use are quite startling. Clinically we are noting changes in calm state, social interaction, expressive language, attention, behavioral organization and imitation, and group unity.
Eileen W. Richter, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA

Founder/ Professional Development Programs, Richter Active Integration Resources, Co-Founder/ Avanti-Camp Icoghowan

This program has proven to be an essential therapeutic tool in our Vision Therapy Clinic.  All of our patients with Autism engage in it.  Research regarding Mirror Neurons give me hope that CalmConnect is tapping into this process, providing those with Autism an opportunity to more easily understand the intentions of others.  I think that all clinics who work with those with Autism should use this wonderful tool.
Dr. Carl Hillier, OD FCOVD

Director, San Diego Center for Vision Care