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Bullish and Bearish Engulfing Strategy

I've been trying to put a stop loss in the High or Low of the last second bar after I open a position but in this example the only way to close it, is with the opposite action. Does anyone know how to put a stop loss and order with just stop loss and close when there is a bullish or bearish engulfing bar?

Open-source script

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//@version=2
strategy("Super Envolvente", overlay=true)

secLast = 1

checkingHighsAndLows(position) =>
    high >= high[position] and low <= low[position]

isBearishEngulfing(position) =>
    checkingHighsAndLows(position) and open >= close[position] and open >= open[position] and close <= open[position] and close <= close[position]

isBullishEngulfing(position) =>
    checkingHighsAndLows(position) and open <= close[position] and open <= open[position] and close >= open[position] and close >= close[position]


longCondition = isBullishEngulfing(1)

if (longCondition)
    strategy.entry("Long Entry", strategy.long)

shortCondition = isBearishEngulfing(1)

if (shortCondition)
    strategy.entry("Short Entry", strategy.short)