I would definately like to try to develop that skill in time because my NM's are becoming more and more prevelant and horrible!!
I'll keep the "safe place" idea in mind, but i'll just create my very own safe place. Does it have to be a real place or can it be fictional?
It can be wherever you go to. If you are safe in a fictional world, go there.
I send a lot of time in Pern (don't laugh) flying on dragon back. It's where I used to escape to. I hid in books, and the pern books were favourites.