As health care providers are struggling to meet demand, we look at what it means to hold space for one another and a template on how to do so.
FEBRUARY 01, 2022
To “Hold Space” has become the buzz term in the relational world of coaches, facilitators and care nurses. I’ve now had several friends complain to me when I use the term loosely. “What does that even mean?” they’d ask. A colleague, frustrated with the ubiquity of the term at work, put it best: holding space basically means “being a decent human being”, “being there” for someone else. Goodness knows we all need some of that in an era of global pandemic that has us at a loss of how to wrap our heads – and our hearts – around what is actually happening.