Holding space. I know it’s something that many of you who listen to The Priestess Podcast do whether it be as a parent, sacred space holder, coach, healer or guide. How well do you do it however? How deeply, how reverently, how present, how focused? Big questions I know but there is no one better I could think of to converse with about such things than my guest today, Heather Plett, author of ‘The Art of Holding Space’ and the Founder of the Centre for Holding Space. Heather leads us in this interview about how vital it is we learn to hold space for ourselves, what liminal space is and why it’s so important to know as a space holder, why we should be aiming to move from safe to brave spaces and the most potent step you can take right now to become a better space holder. Get ready to leave this conversation with your heart lit and ready to become better at your craft and the art of conversation with those you love.
Heather Plett is the author of the book The Art of Holding Space: A Practice of Love, Liberation, and Leadership and the co-founder of the international Centre for Holding Space. She is an international speaker, facilitator, writer, and life-long learner whose work has been translated into a dozen languages and quoted in such notable publications as Harvard Business Review. She has trained people from six continents, both in person and online. Before launching her work in holding space, Heather worked in leadership and communications in government and non-profit. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with her three daughters