Raj Jana

Episode 333


Building The Courage To Be Present

In this transformative episode of Stay Grounded, host Raj Jana and his mentee Alex delve into the heart of what it means to hold space for others and the profound impact it can have on our relationships and personal growth. They explore the idea that holding space is an act of courage, requiring us to be fully present with another person’s experience without trying to fix or change it. Raj and Alex discuss how learning to hold space for ourselves is the foundation for developing the capacity to be a compassionate presence for others.

Key Takeaways:

  • Building the courage to be present involves learning to witness others with love and empathy, without succumbing to the urge to fix or advise.
  • Holding space is a skill that can be learned and practiced, and it begins with doing the inner work to become more aware of our own emotions and triggers.
  • Being part of a community where people practice holding space for each other is essential for growth and learning.
  • Emotional awareness, vulnerability, and empathy are key components of effective space holding.
  • The ability to hold space has a ripple effect, creating a more compassionate and connected world.

This episode is a powerful invitation to embrace the transformative potential of presence and the courage it takes to show up fully for others. By learning to hold space, we not only deepen our relationships and support others in their growth, but we also embark on a profound journey of personal transformation. Raj and Alex remind us that the capacity to be present is a gift we can cultivate within ourselves and offer to the world, one moment at a time.

Tools/resources mentioned in this episode:

Liber8: https://liber8.health/

Emotional Lab Report: A personalized report that helps you see the roots of your emotional patterns and triggers. The process of getting an Emotional Lab Report includes you experiencing an emotional mapping session where participants have space held for them, allowing them to process their emotions and experiences without judgment.

SAFE Space Training: A training offered by Liber8 that provides a container for participants to practice holding space and learn the necessary skills in a supportive environment.

Trigger Log: A tool used in the Liber8 process where other people serve as mirrors, helping participants learn more about themselves.

Precision Emotional Healing program: Liber8’s 3-month program teaches skills such as emotional awareness, vulnerability, and emotional intelligence, which are essential for holding space effectively for yourself and others.

Connect with Raj:

Website: https://www.rajjana.com/
Instagram: @raj_jana
iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/rs/podcast/stay-grounded-with-raj-jana/id1318038490
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/22Hrw6VWfnUSI45lw8LJBP
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@raj_jana

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