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Holding space - what it means

Holding space - what it means

Holding space for someone means taking the initiative to be empathic to another person's circumstances and taking the time to do whatever is needed for them.

Holding space is ensuring the person in your life is seen and fully heard. It means setting time aside and giving them your undivided attention without redirecting the conversation that is supposed to be about them.


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The need for holding space

The level of support we need and can give varies according to our own emotional capacity.

Many of us move through our days chronically stressed or preoccupied with our own concerns, making us unable to listen to someone else for long. That's why the practice of holding space is vital when it comes to nurturing our relationships, as it helps us stay in tune with both the feelings of others and our own feelings.


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How to hold space

How to hold space

  • Take note of your friend's words and their body language, tone of voice, rhythm, and speech. A shifting gaze can reveal which parts of their story are most challenging to share.
  • Meet them where they are. Perhaps they are agitated and restless, and you can offer a grounded presence. Or, if someone is tearful, your calm confidence can make them feel secure.
  • Don't immediately respond with advice, such as helpful strategies. Holding space keeps the focus on them.


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