Nowadays you’ll hear many people talking about ‘Holding Space’ and it may sound like a newly invented, esoteric New Age thing. I’d rather see it as a natural expression of key qualities for social interaction in various contexts. They help us to create a container in order to facilitate healing, transformation and growth.
How do you feel if somebody listens to you with full awareness, giving you enough room to express your emotions and thoughts that you like to share? How do you like a Yoga class where you have enough space for your journey inwards? Do you like a workshop where you are allowed to be just as you are, as part of a group in midst you feel safe and respected? Naturally, we are drawn to teachers and companions in whose presence we feel secure, accepted and supported.