That's a really interesting point I will definitely consider what triggers come up when I'm doing this. I think one of my problems with this exercise is being at home/told I am safe/comforted can be a trigger for me.It was a great exercise because I could understand my triggers better.
I appreciate you explaining it like that as it makes a lot of sense and is a good end goal.My safe place morphed in time and now my safe place is installed into me and my heart. I think that is the general idea of the safe place model. Externalized becomes internalized....which is actually what should have happened had I had secure attachment models.
That's good advice! I have a lock on my bedroom door at my new place at it feels good to know no one can come in if I don't want. You're right though I think personalising with things that make me feel "in the present" some more would be a good idea. The objects I already have in my room that remind me of my life as it is now are helpful.Taking ownership of where you live, your environment, making it your place, with your taste is a huge part of feeling safe...I learned.