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What It Means to Hold Space & 8 Tips to Do it Well

Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention.

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What It Means to Hold Space & 8 Tips to Do it Well

"To truly support people in their own growth, transformation, grief, etc., we can't do it by taking their power away (ie. trying to fix their problems), shaming them (ie. implying that they should know more than they do), or overwhelming them (ie. giving them more information than they're ready for). We have to be prepared to step to the side so that they can make their own choices, offer them unconditional love and support, give gentle guidance when it's needed, and make them feel safe even when they make mistakes." In this piece, author Heather Plett shares eight concise, clear, and readily-applicable tips she learned from others who have held space for her during tough times. { read more }

Be The Change

Try to apply one of the 8 tips to hold space for someone else or yourself.


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