During a convulsive seizure, a person may fall to the ground and it can be difficult to move them. “But even a non-convulsive seizure can turn into a convulsive one,” says Dr. Fesler. If the person is still standing, gently ease them into a seated position. Even better than sitting in a chair, she notes, is to sit or lay down on the floor, away from hard or sharp objects that could cause injuries. If someone is having a convulsive seizure near a major source of danger, like a busy road, do your best to get them to safety.