I am not a fan of psycho jargon and resist it with a passion. I like plain speaking that everyone can understand irrespective of background and opportunities in life, so we can connect more directly out of our shared human experience and we don’t get hooked into patterns of shame, irritation, frustration based on past trauma.
Every once in a while however, some concept is so important that is needs to come more fully into mainstream language. ‘Holding space’ is one such practice and concept.
Here are 8 aspects of Holding Space for someone or for a group of people.
But before you can hold space for others, you need to ‘hold space’ for yourself. Remember these brief points.