Combine level of threat with your initial assessment.  As a reminder: 

  • Identify your environment
  • Identify the number of people involved with the specific threat
  • Identify your exits
  • Is the person(s) known to you?
  • Is the violence directed at you or a loved one or someone you do not know?

Situational identification is a skill that can be continually improved upon and will help you stay calmer during a situation that might be out of your control. Remember to continually scan and talk to yourself (out loud if necessary) to ensure you are breathing during the arising situation.

Puzzle pieces fitting together

You are in the bank and there is a robbery taking place. By applying the points above you will be able to create a plan.