Time out is an action to keep yourself and others safe and stop from hurting others
or making the situation worse.
Basic Steps to do when activated:
**You must leave anyway, and ignore all texts, calls, and pleads to stay.
**You must come back when you said you would.
Talk in a different room, sit down on the floor to ground.
Basic Communication Skills
When you are ready to talk, State the situation:
Remember: You don't always get what you want. This is because others have choices too.
Pay attention to your tone of voice and stress level. Do HALT and self care and let it go!
You are already causing serious harm here, verbally and mostlikely physically.
Do I feel:
You are now triggered, yelling, hurtful, and talking does not help.
TIME OUT NOW BEFORE
ITS TOO LATE
Get in a calmer state of mind.
ANGER MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS
Domestic Violence and Anger Management Court Certified Programs for Santa Barbara County