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Holding Space: An Introduction to the Art & Practices


Start Date: September 26, 2022
Cost: $50
Duration: 4 weeks
Facilitator: Rachael Starr Bruck, MA, LMHC
Registration: Opens early September

Zoom: Zoom sessions will be on Mondays at 12PM (noon) Eastern, 9AM Pacific, 5PM UK: Sept. 26, October 3, 10, and 17. The lessons are interactive, so participation is highly encouraged, but they will also be recorded and shared with those who cannot attend in person.  The sessions will be supported by reading material and other resources.
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About the Course

A held space is a container of possibility, healing, and transformative growth. Born of the expansiveness of your personal presence, holding space has application and value in leadership, facilitation, coaching, therapy, teaching, parenting, community building and an array of other contexts.

Now more than ever before, with so many living on the edge and with so much divisiveness in our societies, people are needing and seeking out safe, non-judgmental spaces to process their feelings and experiences as they navigate unprecedented change. Sometimes people feel disconnected and powerless in the face of it all. However, the truth is they are not helpless, but powerful beyond measure. It is just that they have lost connection with their innate wellspring of capacity, resourcefulness and knowing deep within themselves. 

People who have developed a capacity to hold space are better able to live from a trusting, heart-centered place (vs. doubt and fear), destress, support healing, relate to others, and create authentic community. The ability to hold space for yourself and for others has never been more urgent.

Holding Space: An Introduction to the Art and Practices is an exploration into the essential value of holding space and its capacity to support people to connect more deeply to their own inner resourcefulness and wisdom.

If you currently work – or desire to work – with people and groups who are facing challenges and struggles, or whose lives are unstable and uncertain, this course will support your understanding of how to create and nurture safe, energetically rich spaces of deep allowing and trust; spaces that empower people to find their own answers and truths and become empowered to hold whatever they look upon or experience with greater compassion and acceptance.

Even if today you don’t have a clear idea of how to use this capacity, the course will help you identify where in your life you can apply your newfound understanding. It will also help you improve relationships and connections with all the people around you, and support your personal growth.


September 26, 2022 - October 24, 2022