Holding Space: A Guide to Supporting Others
While Remembering to Take Care of Yourself First
Do you know what it means to Hold Space? Many people don’t, though most people have done it at least a handful of times in their lives. Others may have a special talent for holding space, but don’t even realize that’s what they are doing since the term is not in popular use yet. This book first defines and clarifies what is meant by the term Holding Space, and then takes the reader on a journey through the life of a spaceholder (one who holds space). The journey will cover initial stirrings of awareness, spiritual considerations and self-care, as well as holding space in relationships, in business, for your dreams, and for the world at large. You will learn where in your life you are already holding space, and how to honor yourself for very beneficial service you are providing. Most importantly, you will learn how to honor your own needs and boundaries first, so that you can be of even greater service to yourself and the world around as you hold space either personally, or professionally.
About the Author
Amanda (meaning “worthy of love”) Dobra Hope has gone on a life journey true to her name. Possessing a strong knowledge of the wisdom she carried inside to see and know higher truth, combined with an insatiable searching for that truth, she has been led to many interesting modalities, people, and places. Ultimately, however, her journey was not to outside things, but an inner journey to strengthen her love and belief in herself and her talents, leading her to share that wisdom with the world. She is passionate about helping people to learn and practice personal responsibility, personal growth, and higher spiritual truth in order to merge their spiritual and physical worlds together. Her belief is that when everyone on the planet sees themselves as both a spiritual and physical being, loves themselves, and can express their true gifts with passion and authenticity, we will all thrive. Amanda holds a Doctorate in Holistic Life Coaching, a Master of Divinity in Metaphysics, and various certifications in other holistic modalities. Born in Wisconsin, with a brief residence in Hawaii, she now lives in the rolling hills of Nashville, TN where she serves as a holistic life coach, author, speaker, and wedding officiant.