Creating an Exit is like saying, “Come on along and begin anew.” It’s like a perfect pot of tea; warm and inviting. A true opportunity for new beginnings.
Everybody likes to Exit, whether it is getting off a highway or getting out of a tight spot like a bad argument. No matter how you slice it, we have all longed for an Exit at one time or another.
Recall for a moment the last time you were in an endless argument just waiting for an exit to appear. It might not have looked pretty (someone leaves and slams the door), but exits always happen – whether good or bad.
Through my work in crisis intervention, I have learned to never, ever take a good exit for granted. I have also learned that exits aren’t one sided; “This exit is mine and that exit is yours.” When the shoes are hitting the fan, all exits are fair game, BUT some will take you upward and some will take you down. Luckily we do have a choice and can Create the perfect Exit.
Consider Creating an Exit as the key to Making a Scene Safe.
In this podcast I go over a bunch of options for “Making an unsafe scene, safe”. Yes indeed, when we Create Scene Safety we are, Creating an Exit!
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The following Power Point Slide is from the Response Crisis Intervention Curriculum. Note Create an Exit is at the bottom and is taught in this curriculum as a specific skill for creating an exit for a colleague during a crisis intervention – listen to the podcast and find out how.