• To identify and recreate a safe space

This purpose of this activity is to identify your own safe space, real or imagined where you feel most comfortable.

Use construction paper, scissors, magazines, computer, markers, and/or crayons to create or capture your safe space on a sheet of construction paper.

As you re-create your safe space or “happy place” from Happy Gilmore, consider not only what your safe space LOOKS like, but also what it SOUNDS like, what you FEEL/TOUCH in your safe space, and what you TASTE in your safe space (favorite food or taste from a favorite memory).

  • How do you think about identifying and creating a personal safe space can help you in the future?
  • Do you think that a safe space is an important thing for someone dealing with trauma to envision? Why or why not?
  • How can a safe environment help someone dealing with trauma?
  • What steps can you take to turn your creative safe space into a reality?