I remember working with Sarah, a woman who came to me for a private drumming session. She was going through a lot of changes in her life and felt overwhelmed and confused. She wanted to connect with her inner wisdom and find some answers. As we began our session, I explained to her the concept of holding space – creating a safe and supportive environment where she could express herself freely, without fear of judgment.
She talked about her situation for a while and then she lay down and the healing with the drum began. I could see her relax and let go of her worries. She was able to connect with herself and find the answers she had been seeking. She felt held and safe during the process, and was able to express her thoughts and emotions, even her fears and experience of a traumatic situation in her life.
Through holding space, I was able to create an environment where Sarah could feel supported and held. I didn’t try to fix her problems or offer advice, but simply allowed her to express herself and find her own solutions. By doing so, Sarah was able to connect with her inner wisdom and find the clarity she needed to move forward.
So what does holding space mean? It’s about creating a safe and non-judgmental environment for someone to express themselves freely, without fear of criticism or rejection. It’s also about listening without interrupting or offering unsolicited advice, and allowing the person to find their own solutions and strategies for coping with their challenges.
Holding space can take many forms – from drumming and other healing modalities to simply listening and empathizing with someone’s situation. It’s about being present in the moment, putting aside distractions, and giving the person your undivided attention. Ultimately, holding space is about providing a sense of comfort and understanding for the person, while allowing them the space to process their emotions and thoughts at their own pace.
In conclusion, holding space can be a powerful way to help someone connect with their inner wisdom and find the clarity they need to move forward. By creating a safe and supportive environment, we can help others feel less alone in their struggles and provide them with the space they need to heal and grow.