Building Safety Anchors

Breathing Meditation
Zen Stones

To work on self-development, trauma recovery or even benefit from therapy, you need to be able to access your body's natural capacity to be safe. Building Safety Anchors helps you to lay a solid foundation of safety on a biological and experiential level.

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Colorful Balloons
Touching Flowers
House Plants and Candle
Blueberries
Lasting Smile
Art Class
Happy Farmer
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Is BSA right for you?

*Updates to this video: BSA is now $300 & the refund policy is within 14 days

BSA is ideal for you if you understand you are responsible for your own change and would be best served through a guided course of learning, practicing and feeling.

This course is NOT for someone that is looking to "heal" their trauma. It can be helpful in laying the foundation for that, but it's not the goal of the course. Before doing that further work, the foundation of safety needs to be laid. That's what BSA is about - identifying and building safety, building the vagal brake and the capacity to be in the present moment.

Increase feelings of
safety & connection

Each of us has the capacity to feel more safety in our bodies. BSA teaches you how to do that through six lessons, supported through guided practice.

Decrease feelings of defensiveness & protection

Anxiety, anger, numbness and panic come from being in a stuck defensive state. BSA reduces feelings of defense through helping to shift the body into a state of safety.

Girl with Grey Tshirt

Stress affects my body pretty profoundly and when I began things were on a normal stress level for me... The stress level in my life has increased.  The program has been very helpful... and one that I want to tell others about after I complete the challenge.  Thank you for putting the program together.

BSA Participant - Melanie

Good for Stucknauts

BSA is also good for the Stucknaut that has understandings of the Polyvagal Theory. It builds on that knowledge and directs you to identify safety in six specific avenues.

Good for mindful newbies

If you're brand new to the world of mindfulness and the autonomic nervous system, this course is great for you. It begins with some fundamental teachings and then builds from there. I designed each learning module to be more complex, but the focus is always on safety and being present in the body. 

Listen to an actual BSA Participant talk about
her experience

This is a real, extended chat I had with a real BSA Participant. It's from one of my monthly meetups and we address some obstacles and insights that she is having with BSA. It's long, but there's a lot in here if you are still on the fence. You can also of course reach out to me directly if you have a question or concern.

Mommy and Me

At one point during these 30 days the thought came to me: I've been given a Ferrari and told 'here's the brake, here's the gas, stay off the grass. Go.' After building many anchors I feel like you've handed me the manual to my Ferrari and I am so excited to see what this puppy can do!!!

BSA Participant - single Mom

read the full review yourself

Find calm.

BSA teaches you how to discover your feelings of safety (calm, play and stillness) through six different anchoring paths. Being stuck in a defensive state cuts off feelings of safety. But safety is still possible.

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I’m really enjoying the BSA course. Most of the stuff we are covering has already become a part of my survival strategies in my mental health journey, but the course is bringing me to a new level of mindfulness in my practices. I appreciate all the reminders to stay mindful and present in these activities, rather that having them on a checklist of things I need to do every day to “feel ok”, which had started to frame ritual/meditation/dance/jogging/martial arts into a kind of chore list that I shamed myself for not completing. I’m glad I talked [my friend] into joining me as an “accountability buddy” for more regular check-ins. That’s helped as well.

BSA Participant - Ken

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I’m enjoying the process. I’m finding that I’m integrating little bits and pieces throughout my day and finding the things that help me to stay present. Once I shifted from thinking that this would help me get rid of my dysregulated feelings to thinking of it as making a bigger container for the feelings that were already there, I began to find it all more helpful.

BSA Participant - Fiona

6 paths to
increase safety

BSA teaches six different pathways to finding more safety and being more in the present moment. BSA is designed as a step-by-step exclusive course, not just a collection of already available resources or repurposed webinars.

Adjust your environment

The first section teaches you how controlling your environment can help to increase your feelings of calm and allow for more stillness, setting up passive cues of safety that you will build on throughout the course.

Safety through movement

Section 2 teaches you how movement can be helpful in increasing feelings of playfulness and flow. Movement can be intimidating, so it's broken up into manageable possibilities and concepts.

Grounding through senses

Your senses are a fantastic way to consciously exist in the present moment. This section teaches you how to actively and mindfully utilize your inner sensory power.

Music to soothe your state

Section 5 will teach you how music provides both an active and passive safety platform. It also teaches how music can speak to different states on your Polyvagal ladder.

Cognitive self-direction

Utilizing our conscious mind effectively is often preached, but misguided. This section will teach you different methods to ground yourself through your ability to think and direct your thoughts.

Remembering safety

You may not think there is safety in your memories, but there likely is. This section teaches you how to access and feel safety, pulling from memories. If memories are too difficult, it also provides another option through imagination.

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I highly recommend this course for those who are interested in healing and regulating their nervous system. ...not only is it informative but it also offers me insight into my personal healing journey. My experience is that I need to take it in a little at a time so doing it daily is too much.  But if I do the work in Safety Anchors twice a week I feel emotionally settled from what the lesson might bring up for me and I also feel that I’ve integrated the information.

BSA Participant - Sandra

Goodies you get

7 original learning modules

  • exclusive PDFs for each lesson

  • exclusive videos for each lesson

a private BSA group

  • here on justinlmft.com

Q&A in Open Office Hour

  • spend time with me one hour per month to get your specific questions answered

and more

  • journal prompts

  • optional content for further learning

Money back if you're not satisfied

If you're not completely satisfied with BSA in the first 14 days and want your money back, just let me know. No questions asked. I believe BSA can be helpful, but if you're not benefitting, that means I need to do better for the next version(s). Seriously, no questions asked. Feedback definitely welcome, but I won't be grilling you on why you're asking for a refund.