The Holding of Positivity

January 21, 2022 by John Andrew Williams

The Holding of Positivity

The Holding of Positivity

Positivity is unhelpful if it only palliates negative feelings, not addressing the root cause or allowing emotion to be felt or expressed. It takes a certain strength to hold space for positivity while also feeling all the feels and trusting the process and staying with the hard stuff. After thousands of hours of coaching hundreds of people, I’ve come to realize that being able to stay in the hard space, simply holding space and staying in curiosity, can be priceless in unraveling years of stuck mental-emotional patterns. Such insights—both the coach holding curious space and the client unlocking new internal resources—are fueling the tremendous growth of the coaching field. 

How do you hold space for your own inner world?


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