13 responses to “Holding liminal space”

  1. What it means to "hold space" for people, plus eight tips on how to do it well - Heather Plett

    […] Follow-up pieces about holding space: How to hold space for yourself first What’s the opposite of holding space? Sometimes holding space feels like doing nothing Sometimes you have to write on the walls: Some thoughts on holding space for other people’s personal growth On holding space when there is an imbalance of power and privilege Leave space for others to fill your needs What the circle holds An unresolved story that I don’t know how to tell Holding liminal space (moving beyond the cliché into deeper space) […]

  2. This wild and precious, human life – What's your story?

    […] example, this morning, I read this post by Heather Plett, about what it means to ‘hold space’. In it, she talks of the space which we hold […]

  3. Sietske

    Thank you so much for finding the words…so happy to find people really doing the work. Bless you. Sietske

  4. Charlene Vartanian

    Yes, the healer’s journey of learning to let it not get stuck in our body. Having traveled these paths, I enjoy your posts.

  5. Iris

    Sometimes it seems I am holding space too much, too often and too easily, mostly unasked for, yet feeling that it is work that must be dome by somebody. I never realised this is actually what I do. Thanks k you <3

  6. DIANE MOSS

    i have had cancer for the last ten years. What i needed the most in my healing I felt is friends, family to hold space to allow me to feel me and feel safe! Only my mom could allow and hold the space for me to feel and be myself. everyone else only tried as fast as they could shut it down . Be it there own fear? No one wanted to hear about how it really feel to be diagnosed and go thru the treatment. No one want to face this in me. Creating in the hours, days of need to be isolated.Can people be honest? Hold sapce and really be honest with there own feelings?

  7. Michele Martin

    Heather, this is a beautiful article and I want to thank you for sharing your thoughts on this because it has given me the gift of clarity for my own work. I wrote about it here: http://www.michelemmartin.com/thebambooprojectblog/2016/08/on-holding-space-for-change.html

    I’ve been suspecting for awhile now that I’m working in more liminal space than I’ve allowed myself to recognize, in part because to be “prepared for the primal scream” is it’s own challenge. But this pushed me over the edge into a recognition and acceptance of the need for this very real and important work. Thank you.

  8. Going down to the bone - Heather Plett

    […] liminal space has been hard and painful and I still ache from the effort it’s taken. Some of the tearing […]

  9. What kind of leadership is needed for our time? - Heather Plett

    […] he’s talking about is essentially the liminal space that I wrote about in the past. It’s the space between stories, when nobody is in control and the best we can do is to hold […]

  10. Aslan

    Wow! Great thnnikig! JK

  11. We Need a Leader Who Can Hold Space for the People

    […] he’s talking about is essentially the liminal space that I wrote about in the past. It’s the space between stories, when nobody is in control and the best we can do is to hold […]

  12. kredit nach erfolgreicher privatinsolvenz

    “Stimmt, man kann die nicht so recht zuordnen – bloß als Judenhasser halt.”Stimmt, das Gerede von “rechts, links” ist eben nur Gerede.

  13. Beguine Again

    […] My friend Heather Plett explains it much better than I do. http://heatherplett.com/2016/08/holding-liminal-space/ […]

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