From the website of Brain Gym Centre of WA, which is full of such gems:
Instead of yelling at Johnny and Jenny, when they are fighting or being disruptive, call them over and ask them if their LOVE BOTTLE is empty. Kid’s instantly know what you are talking about. Ask them to come and have a big hug to fill their LOVE BOTTLE.
Cuddle your child in ‘Hook-ups’ (foetal position), on your lap. You will find that most of the time their response is instantly settled. Their LOVE BOTTLE filling, often only takes a minute or two and the child then runs off happily to play feeling safe, loved and with a smile on their face.
So then, how is that you can turn a screaming, ‘lashing-out’ child into a happy and settle one so quickly? Most of the time they just need a little of the right sort of attention and to be reassured that they are loved and not alone in their world. When this technique is used regularly, you will find a lasting peace where the whole family is happy, healthier and communicating better.