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Holding Space for the liberation and sovereignty of ALL people.
Open hearts, compassionate support, and a willingness to let go.

Holding Space for the liberation and sovereignty of ALL people. Open hearts, compassionate support, and a willingness to let go.

Holding Space.

It’s what we do when a
friend is lost in a sea of grief.

It’s what we do when a friend is lost in a sea of grief.

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It’s what we do when a
relationship is in crisis.

It’s what we do when a relationship is in crisis.

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It’s what we do when
we’re trying to decide
the future of a business.

It’s what we do when
we’re trying to decide
the future of a business.

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It’s what we do when our
community is in conflict.

It’s what we do when our community is in conflict.

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It’s what we do when we need to work through big issues like racism, classism, sexism, or ableism.

It’s what we do when we need to work through big issues
like racism, classism, sexism, or ableism.

Holding Space is the way we show up, the way we release control, the way we learn to trust in each other’s wisdom and autonomy, and the way we stay present in the midst of disruption.

Holding Space is the way we show up, the way we release control, the way we learn to trust in each other’s wisdom and autonomy, and the way we stay present in the midst of disruption.

In a world that feels increasingly complex, with a future that feels increasingly unfamiliar, there is a critical need for more people to grow the capacity to hold space for themselves and others.

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In a world that feels increasingly complex, with a future that feels increasingly unfamiliar, there is a critical need for more people to grow the capacity to hold space for themselves and others.

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At the Centre for Holding Space, we equip people with the skills they need. We walk with them through their discomfort, we help them to see what’s limiting them, we guide them in deepening their trust and compassion, and we encourage them as they practice the art of holding space.

At the Centre for Holding Space, we equip people with the skills they need. We walk with them through their discomfort, we help them to see what’s limiting them, we guide them in deepening their trust and compassion, and we encourage them as they practice the art of holding space.

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In the meantime, we also grow the worldwide community, bringing people together so that our capacity, our compassion, and our strength multiply.

In the meantime, we also grow the worldwide community, bringing people together so that our capacity, our compassion, and our strength multiply.

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We believe that when people are equipped with the capacity to hold space, transformation happens and we ALL find our way toward
greater freedom, possibility, and connection.

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It’s not easy work. It’s not pie-in-the-sky idealism. It’s not magical thinking. It’s complex, it’s uncomfortable, it’s vulnerable, and it’s deep..

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It’s not easy work. It’s not pie-in-the-sky idealism. It’s not magical thinking. It’s complex, it’s uncomfortable, it’s vulnerable, and it’s deep.

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Holding Space is for the liberation and sovereignty of ALL people.

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Holding Space is for the liberation and sovereignty of ALL people.

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Meaningful conversations.
Deep connection.
Personal and collective growth.

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We want you to join our community.
We want you to join us on this journey as we
collectively grow our ability to hold space.

When you add your name to our mailing list, you’ll begin to receive our newsletter,
and you’ll also receive our FREE GIFT – an e-course on
How to Hold Space for Difficult Conversations in Your Family.

Heather Plett

In this course, Heather Plett (co-founder of the Centre for Holding Space) and her daughter Julie Laurendeau (who’s completing an honours degree in psychology) offer four lessons from their own lives and years of study on how to stay present in the midst of conflict, how to listen to each other when big emotions are showing up, how to soothe yourself when your nervous system is flooded, and how to communicate about harm that’s been caused.

Julie Laurendreu

Digging into their own vulnerable moments, their mistakes, and their moments of deep connection, this mother-daughter duo have produced four videos full of stories and tips that will help to transform your family relationships.

When you learn How to Hold Space for Difficult Conversations in Your Family, your family connections will deepen, your trust will grow, and your capacity to withstand hardships without shattering your relationships will increase.

This course is FREE when you join the Centre for Holding Space Community and
sign-up to receive the newsletter.

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