Free Guided Practice – Create a Resource of Safety Before the Flak Hits the Fan
We can create many resources for resilience as we go through our days, imagining and rehearsing them ahead of time before the flak hits the fan.
A very effective resource is the Safe Place, created as a visualization in our imagination, because whatever we can imagine is real to the brain. And when we can evoke a safe place in our imagination or memory, we can bring the nervous system back into a sense of calm and equilibrium.
The Safe Place is a commonly used in trauma therapy because it helps folks stay calm and stable while they are re-processing any moment that has been difficult or derailing. I’ll be teaching the Safe Place exercise and similar exercises in the upcoming Trauma Skills Summit sponsored by Sounds True as one of many tools to help us Transform Any Adversity into Learning and Growth.
Your safe place may evolve over time as circumstances change, but practicing evoking your safe place before there’s any trouble can help your brain access this refuge of a safe place any time you need to.