Holding Space: The Art of Being Present with Others
“Holding Space”: put together, these words embody the principle of surrounding the environment with your awareness in a way that provides comfort and compassion for all.
Which sounds a bit ‘woo-woo’, and as though it’s written by a Vedic Educator from the Chopra Centre (which of course it is).
However, it’s fundamentally what I try to do as a parent, a friend, a neighbour, and a leadership facilitator. When I get it completely right, there’s no better feeling in a room. I can feel the hairs on my arm stand up, and notice the energy oozing out of every participant.
In this article Adam Brady demystifies the ‘woo-woo’ with 7 developable attributes that would help you to bring more powerful ‘space’ to peoples lives.