Calm Fairies help kids to feel safe & calm in medical settings.
Bringing a gentle & delightful presence to the hospital ward, Calm Fairies coach patients
through calming activities in personalised, bedside sessions.
Calm Fairies help kids & teens to:
calm their nervous system
cope with procedural anxiety
process their feelings & hospital experience
have some fun & play
Calm Fairies currently visit 3 Child & Adolescent wards in hospitals in QLD, Australia:
Sunshine Coast University Hospital
Townsville University Hospital
If you would like a Calm Fairy at your Hospital; Palliative Care Facility; or clinic
"Her anxiety began to creep up but she did pretty well not to struggle while the nurse began. However, the needle didn't go in properly and we could see Elki starting to panic (as were we) but with some breathing techniques I learnt from the Calm Fairies [Yoga Therapist] at the hospital, Elki soon calmed down and breathed with me while they repositioned the needle... we are so proud of Elki today, she was the bravest we have ever seen her"
~Elki's Mum, Lisa
elkisdonors on instagram & Elki's Journal on facebook
PHOTO : ELKI'S JOURNAL
The Calm Fairies App
The Calm Fairies App is like no other!
Our app is specifically designed to help children in hospital & medical settings, making their experience more enjoyable, empowering & calm.
With a simple tap from your phone or tablet, you can benefit from a session with the Calm Fairies- no matter where you are in the world!
We offer options that cater to young children right through to teens, so you can find the perfect tool for your child.
Download the Calm Fairies app today. Check out the FREE version or upgrade to access the whole library.
The Calm Fairies toolkit includes:
restorative yoga poses in bed
hand & head massages
serene soundtracks of music
therapeutic art, craft & play
The Calm Fairies Story
Stacey Louise of Inspired Kids Yoga is the Founder of Calm Fairies.
"My introduction to this work began back in the year 2000 when I volunteered at the Royal Children's Hospital (now known as Queensland Children's Hospital).
I had started studying to be a Primary School Teacher, but changed degrees and ended up working in Children's TV. Those skills in TV production led me to help out in the "Wonder Factory" which was a "break out" room for patients and siblings to come and play and have some reprieve from hospital life. I helped out with their in-house broadcast studio so that kids could film themselves performing or being a Music Hits Host, and it would play on the TVs throughout the Children's ward.
Other times I would help out with craft activities or teach the children yoga or dress in costumes and go around to the wards to read stories and play games with the kids who were too sick to leave their bed. This volunteer work led me to working for 7 years in the Child & Family Therapy Unit (mental health) teaching fitness and yoga for the kids.
After completing my Yoga Therapy study, I relocated and volunteered at my local hospital. Since 2011, Wishlist Foundation has generously funded my work in the Child & Adolescent Ward at Sunshine Coast University Hospital (previously Nambour Hospital Children's Ward).
Often dressed as a fairy, the nurses referred to me as "The Yoga Fairy". Over the years, I have integrated different calming modalities into the program- which led to the new name "Calm Fairies".
This work is not for the feint-hearted, but it is for the whole-hearted."
The Calm Fairies team expanded in 2023 with the placement of three new Calm Fairies. Our team will grow again in 2024 so that we can have a Calm Fairy in every Children's hospital ward in Australia (eventually the world!)
Do you want to join the Calm Fairies team?