How To Fight Barriers And Get To Your Safe Place
You can create your safe place in your mind, visualized and brought to life by your imagination. The recent post I wrote tells you how to develop an imaginary space for mental illness recovery. But sometimes you may be unable to get to your safe place due to some kind of mental barrier. In this video, I explain how to fight these barriers and get to your safe place.
For example, let's pretend you are unable to get to your safe place because you're having intrusive memories of abuse in an inpatient psychiatric hospital, as happened to me recently. Here's how I handled it:
- First, name the barrier--in this case, the intrusive memories. Naming a problem gives us power over it.
- Second, face the barrier--I pretended to have R.P. McMurphy and Chief Bromden from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest fighting the intrusive memories.
- Finally, let your problem go. I visualized Bromden and McMurphy cheering me on as I stood up for myself and rewrote the memory.
Try fighting the barriers to your safe place by following this advice. Remember, you deserve to feel safe.
How To Fight Barriers And Get To Your Safe Place Video
Oberg, B. (2015, October 28). How To Fight Barriers And Get To Your Safe Place, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, September 17 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/recoveringfrommentalillness/2015/10/fighting-barriers-to-a-safe-place