Holding space for another is being present without judgement, with a listening ear, and having that strength not to fix or manipulate their concerns or worries.
You will support them while allowing them space to trust their instincts so that they make the decisions that are right for them.
Judgement, Autoimmune conditions and Holding Space.
There are many scenarios of how best we can hold space for another person, however, in this blog, my focus will be on autoimmune conditions.
Autoimmune conditions are also known as invisible disease.
that invisible disease (Illness) – People with some kinds of invisible disabilities, such as chronic pain or some kind of sleep disorder, are often accused of faking or imagining their disabilities.
I have had conversations with other people who have highlighted how people see them and remark ‘what are you complaining about’ This is because their symptoms can not be seen.
Individuals may often be seen as bubbly, energetic, and have it all together. They could often be miss-judged.
Some of the symptoms that they may be experiencing are
- joint and muscle pain
- joint stiffness
- inflamed skin
- low blood sugar
- hair loss
From my experience, a person with these symptoms may find a way to continue their daily routine without anyone knowing that they are enduring any of the above symptoms.
Don’t judge people, you never know what kind of battle they are fighting
Autoimmune conditions often knock peoples confidence, as it affects their energy, appearance and movement. This causes them to hide from the world, so there is less trust.
My classes and events are about holding space, sharing, practice and experience at your own pace. The classes help you to understand that you are not alone and it allows you to build confidence in yourself and trust in others.
Holding space for yourself
Last weeks blog was all about self-love. This is the practice of holding space for yourself.
When we can do this for ourselves, then we have greater compassion, energy and strength to hold space for another person. That means you allow others to hold space for you. It is also knowing that enough is enough, and enables you to walk away from certain situations.
It is saying no to the things that do not resonate with you. Be your true self, try not to be or to compare yourself with someone else. This is an opportunity to take some time to look inwardly and find out what grounds you.
In summary, if you are holding space for another person be grounded in yourself and have compassion for them. Don’t forget to hold space for yourself daily.