Life can be stressful for anyone, but for people dealing with the negative effects of trauma on top of everyday life, elevated stress levels can be much more common. One of the most common relaxation techniques for EMDR is known as “safe place,” also referred to as “calm place.” Safe place” may be thought of as an emotional sanctuary where a person can internally go to recover stability when feeling stressed. Once the person has successfully learned to perform “safe place,” it is used in the reprocessing phase of trauma.. It is also useful in one’s everyday life when a person feels stress or a disturbance rising to a point they need to take out and use a coping tool from their internal toolbox. It is important to find a right therapist who will help you to learn and reinforce this technique.

What could be your ‘safe place’?