The Art of Holding Space: A Practice of Love, Liberation and Leadership

by Heather Plett

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  • Purchase both the Holding Space Card Deck & Journal to add to your experience of the audiobook.
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  • This beautifully designed card deck draws on the wisdom of Heather Plett’s book, The Art of Holding Space: A Practice of Love, Liberation, and Leadership. Each card highlights a theme from the book and offers a reflection question or two, to encourage you to deepen your personal practice around the concepts of Holding Space. The photos on each card offer additional layers of reflection, inspiring a visual engagement beyond the words. The accompanying booklet provides additional context for each (most are quotes from the book), as well as several suggestions for how to use the cards. With fifty-two cards in the deck, you can pick a card each week of the year as a weekly reflection as you deepen your capacity to hold space. Or you can use them to evoke conversation in workshops or community gatherings, or as daily journal prompts.
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    Journal writing has always been the most meaningful way that Heather has explored her own reflections on what it means to hold space, and so she has designed this journal for you to do the same. Created as a companion to the book The Art of Holding Space: A Practice of Love, Liberation, and Leadership, this journal is specially designed to support your personal exploration and growth as you learn to hold space for others and for yourself. In the first few pages of the journal, there are three or four journal prompts for each chapter of the book. Sprinkled throughout the journal are quotes from the book to further inspire your reflection.
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Introduction 11:10
Chapter 1 26:32
Chapter 2 21:52
Chapter 3 52:19
Chapter 4 24:02
Chapter 5 19:41
Chapter 6 13:09
Chapter 7 19:56
Chapter 8 13:50
Chapter 9 22:02
Chapter 10 21:10
Chapter 11 18:46
Chapter 12 15:55
Chapter 13 42:36
Chapter 14 16:04
Chapter 15 14:58
Chapter 16 18:40
Chapter 17 12:08
Chapter 18 15:48
Chapter 19 13:21
Chapter 20 32:55
Chapter 21 17:07
Chapter 22 27:47
Chapter 23 23:12
Chapter 24 28:25
Chapter 25 11:04
Chapter 26 13:09
Chapter 27 11:42


Holding space is the practice of compassionately witnessing, accepting, and supporting someone without judgement, while retaining your boundaries and sense of self.

The ability to "hold space" for yourself and for others has never been more urgent. Faced with global issues of climate change, political unrest, violence, and economic crises, more citizens of the world are experiencing disconnection, grief, and a deep sense of loneliness than at any other time.

But, with the right tools, you and your circle can become part of the solution. In this profound book, facilitator and speaker Heather Plett empowers you with constructive, actionable practices for transforming conflict, building boundaries, and increasing sovereignty in your own life - and the lives of those closest to you.

You'll learn:
- How to create a non-judgmental space for yourself and others
- How to build trust and autonomy
- How to create and refine your circle of trust
- How to move through trauma
- How to reawaken your authentic identity
- How to work through conflict
- How to create "brave spaces" that allow for free expression

When we hold space for other people, we open our hearts, offer unconditional support, and let go of judgement and control. We show we are willing to walk alongside another person in whatever journey they're on without making them feel inadequate, needing to change them, or trying to impact the outcome.

By holding space, you create a container for liberation to occur in your life and in society. The Art of Holding Space is an instrument for hope, transition, and positive change in our time of near-constant transition, as we yearn to emerge into a new story.


released February 16, 2021

Recorded by Heather Plett at Private Ear Studios, Winnipeg
Produced by Page Two Books


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Heather Plett Winnipeg, Manitoba

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. ... more

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