Sharing the ABC RED modelPublished 15/10/2014
Last week I mentioned that I'd been offered a great opportunity to raise the awareness of the ABC RED model to the employees at a large local company. This week is 'Wellbeing week' there and today was 'Mind Health and Emotional Wellbeing' day. It was great to chat to so many people who all had such a healthy outlook on wellbeing. There was something for everyone; Reflexology, relaxation techniques, resilience workshops, sugar level cycles, knitting, arts and crafts to name a few.

Everyone who chatted with me registered their interest in a possible workshop dedicated to the ABC RED model for both physical and emotional defence. So hopefully Kate Manley and I will set something up with them soon. 

The 4 hours I was there flew by and left me buzzing.

This is what everyone took away as a handout.


Physical Defence
Emotional Defence
Aware Awareness of potential danger Awareness of potential danger to emotional wellbeing
Breath Take deep and purposeful breaths Ground yourself
Create Space Create space from the threat Take a step back and consider your options
Respond A simple response; physical and/or verbal Take decisive action to engage with or disengage from the situation 
Escape Escape to a safe environment Withdraw emotional energy from the situation
Debrief Reflect and learn from the events above Talk through/reflect on what happened and discern learning



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