Episode - 50 - Holding Space
Holding Space is about creating an emotional container, a safe space, a place of comfortable vulnerability. A space for someone to express, process, and feel. We can vibrate out a flow of calmness that others can ride with us. Learn some areas to be mindful of when providing that container for expression.
Although my podcast has been out for over a year, I still do not want to include sponsorship ads or an affiliate account to support behind the scenes things that are involved. There are many reasons for my resistance to doing this.
Anyone who knows me knows I have a VERY difficult time asking for support, but I would rather be sponsored by my listeners who find value in what I am offering than anyone else. If you would like to offer a few dollars to support my podcast and expansion efforts it would be greatly appreciated. I would like to start my YouTube channel, free video meditations, online courses, teletherapy programs, and so much more. Your support will help me get the equipment needed to move forward and expand the spread of wellness.
I truly appreciate your support. Thank you!! With love, Nicole
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We can create obstacles, diversions, and sinkholes to block our path. These mental, emotional, and physical detours we create rob us of connecting with ourselves, our goals, and all we have the ability to create and experience. It can block our connection with higher consciousness and trust. Identifying how we get in our own way allows us to get rid of automatic cycles and imprinted patterns, creating space for a new highway. One You design.
The Ego-Less Self: Achieving Peace & Tranquility Beyond All Understanding by Cardwell Nuckols
The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler
Leading with curiosity applies to our inner self, emotions, physical body, perceptions, and connections with others as a way of living. By leading with curiosity, it improves our self-esteem and self- concept and regulates and balances our emotions, allowing us to get to the middle of our emotions as we discussed in the emotional ladders episode. Leading with curiosity also improves our physical health and dissolves our attachment to assumptions, expectations, and judgments. This allows space for a connection within and with others full of genuine acceptance.
Some affirmation decks I use:
Power Thoughts: 365 Days of Affirmation by Louise Hay. I have this in my office and my clients enjoy reading them when they come in for sessions.
Power thought cards: 64 card deck. I use these at home. I pull a card each morning and put it on my fridge for my daily reminder. I bought one for my daughter and she uses it the same way in her home.
Meditation cushion I use:
Sometimes I sit on this alone or sometimes I use it in addition to my backjack my sitting on it also or sometimes placing it under my knees.
Backjack I use:
I use these at home and at Serenity. These are what we use for our meditation groups and other workshops and gatherings. We also have the meditation cushions,bolsters, and blankets people use at times with the backjack.
Nicole White, M.Ed, LPC, DBTC
Welcome to Serenity Wellness Podcast. My name is Nicole White and I'll be your host. I'm a Licensed Counselor, Dialectical Behavior Therapist, Reiki Master, and the owner of Serenity Wellness Centre in State College, PA. This podcast is dedicated to helping you tap-in to your full potential of how you can heal and balance your mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Together, let's explore our inner self, connect to our strength, and manifest your true nature. One full of love, purpose, and passion. I look forward to spending time with you.