Manage Your EmotionsSafety Plan
Do you have things or people that “trigger” negative thinking, emotions or behavior? A safety plan can help you better manage those difficult emotions.
Our clients and staff create personal safety plans. A good safety plan identifies activities that can be used anytime, anywhere, without embarrassment. Activities should be safe, effective, and self-soothing.
Give yourself at least five immediate steps that you can take when you find yourself in a challenging, stressful or dangerous situation. Some of the activities can involve others or leaving the space you are in (for example, calling a friend or taking a walk). At least two should be things you can do on your own and without leaving the space you are in (for example, deep breathing or squeezing a stress ball).
The safety plan is written
The following are examples:
Take a deep breath Use positive self-talk
Take a walk Think about being in a safe place
Talk to a friend Listen to music
Leave the room Write or draw
Follow this link to a safety plan handout for all ages.
Follow this link to the CALM Center’s safety plan handout used with children and youth in crisis.
The safety plan is just one tool that we use in our Sanctuary Community. Another tool that can benefit everyone is a Self-Care Plan. Follow this link to create your own Self-Care Plan.
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