How to hold space for others, yourself, and in psychedelic therapy

by Numinus

Apr 19, 2023

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On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison talk about holding space. They discuss what it means to hold space for others, why holding space is a gift when done well, how to hold space for yourself, and they explore the power that skillful space-holding has in a psychedelic therapy session.

(2:12) The concept of holding space
(6:38) Developing the skill
(8:21) Holding space in a relationship
(13:10) Reasons why holding space can be difficult
(18:50) Qualities of space holding
(29:14) Benefits of someone holding space for you
(34:23) Psychedelic space holding
(37:06) Reid’s vulnerability question
(42:36) Steve on validation

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