Holding space as a workshop leader is an art.
Holding space is a term used in the world of workshops to refer not to the content of the workshop, but to the presence and atmosphere in which the teaching is given.
The transformation that takes place in a workshop is partly due to the methods, teaching and practices delivered. But a major part is due to the “space” in which those methods are offered.
Many teachers make the mistake of focusing only on the content of their workshops. However, many students respond more to the space than to the content. Therefore, workshop leaders would be wise to become aware of what factors affect the space they hold. This blog is dedicated to exploring those factors.