Holding Space for Honest Conversations

Holding space… invites us to bring a mindful presence to our interactions.

A space where we want to connect, we are interested in what is being shared and also, where we foster a sense of non judgement. It doesn’t mean that we always agree or have the same views.

It means that we create more spaciousness in the interaction so that the differences can be held with compassion and connection alive and well.

Holding space.

This session was held as part of the Renew and Rise Festival: Thursday 28th October – participants feedback after Wendy’s session.


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Other speakers from the Renew and Rise Festival.

David Whyte, globally renowned poet and philosopher & TED speaker, was joined by Irish brother musical and poetic sensations, Owen and Mícheál ‘Moley’ Ó Súilleabháin for an hour of live  conversation: internationally adored spiritual musician duo, Deva Premal and Miten performed  live, engaging audiences in an intimate conversation and Q & A; Regen Melbourne and Regen Sydney leads Kaj Lofgren and Alice Howard-Vyse shared their place-based regenerative work based on Kate  Raworth’s Donut Economics theory; food rescue champion Ronni Kahn and her musician son Edo  Kahn, founder of A Sound Life charity, talked about impact and how to build a life of impact;

First  Nations women, Jem Stone and Eve White took us on a journey to more deeply connect to our  Acknowledgements of Country; Award-winning poets, Mark Tredinnick and Steve Armstrong embodied in conversation the poetry of friendship; musicians/singer-songwriters Little Green, Martha  Marlow, Huck Hastings delighted with performances and conversations; Poetic hosted an inspiring  open mic night; Sarah Wilson and Jess Hill homed in on women, power, climate and our one wild and  precious life; and Damon Gameau, Director of the catalytic film, 2040, did a deep dive into how storytellers  can find the way and if not, then the way cannot be found; and journalist and author, David Leser joined Tomorrow Man founder, Tom Harkin and The Man Cave founder, Hunter Johnson in a  conversation about men, masculinity and the programs turning the tide for boys and men.

It was a WOW five days of inspiration, heart felt conversations, creativity, connection, rest and joy. Thanks to Mel and Noni from The Coterie for Renewal. A collective worth joining.