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DBT Skill - "Safe Place Visualization" [COPING TECHNIQUE]

Cry-Baby

Cry-Baby

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A dialectical behavior therapy technique that I find useful (I created this using a reference from my DBT workbook):

self space visualization.jpg
 
Kerome

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Thanks for this, but I don't seem to be able to come up with a safe place
Perhaps try in bed during the safest time in your life? Maybe good family times when you were young, or maybe safe in the arms of the first real lover you had?
 
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Helena1

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Thanks for this, but I don't seem to be able to come up with a safe place
it took me ages to think of one too as I could come up with negative associations with all the ones I or my therapist could come up with. mine is a field of wheat.
 
BorderlineDownunder

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some of us have never felt "safe" :(
 
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