Holding Space

Lovingly giving the other person space in community & complexity

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Holding Space – flywheel for change in your team or organization

What exactly does the concept of holding space mean? What can you do with it, in relation to someone else, during coaching or guiding a team? And especially when a situation becomes tense, or when things really matter?

Holding space means that you can simply stand next to someone, in such a way that the other person feels safe enough to be vulnerable or brave to find their courage, which creates a possibility for development and growth. The other person thereby feels actually seen and heard, so that he or she dares to look beyond their own boundaries.

If you want to create space for this potential to emerge, it asks for a different attitude. It requires self-awareness and the ability to recognize your own patterns. It is important that you can listen with an open heart and that you give room for research and wonder, so you can give trust and unconditional support to the other person, without judgment.

The question is how do you develop the capacity to hold space in a wide range of contents? Which (systemic) patterns limit you and how to transform those patterns into a resource?

Basic training "Holding Space": October 28. + 29. from 9.00 - 16.00

Key take-aways:


The significance of holding space and brave space in the event of change.


You learn how to hold space as a manager or as a coach.


You learn how to create holding space in your team and organization, or during an important conversation.


You gain insight into your obstacles and patterns in offering holding space.


Advanced day: 9. DECEMBER FROM 9.00 - 16.00. meeting on Zoom: November 26. from 9.00 - 11.30

Key take-aways: 


You learn how to use Holding Space in complex situations, trauma or tensions.


At the end of the training, after working with own cases, participants are able to hold and to create holding space in organizations, teams or in personal situations: in community and complexity.

Annelies Meijers

Annelies Meijers holds a degree in business administration and is an experienced systemic team coach, specialized in organizational constellations. Annelies is trained with Heather Plett, Canada. She is very passionate about ‘making the invisible visible’ and unraveling complex dynamics in individuals, but especially within teams and organizations. She does so in a creative and energetic way, with an eye for the entire system – so that the first step towards movement and development can then be taken.

Previous reactions from participants in this training:


“I have experienced the ‘empty center’”

“We should give much more attention to holding space in teams”

“Valuable experience”

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Himmelbjerggården, Silkeborg


Basis training “Holding Space”: Euro 275,-
Basis training + Advanced day: Euro 390,-

Coffee / tea, lunch and snacks included in the price.
Accommodation and additional meals are arranged at an additional cost.


Himmelbjergvej 11
DK – 8680 Ry


Annelies Meijers
The teaching is in English.


Max. 15 participants

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