Where Tenderness Lives: On Healing, Liberation, and Holding Space for Oneself (Paperback)

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A journey of self-exploration, forgiveness, and individual and collective healing.

Where Tenderness Lives is a loving exploration of what it means to unravel what we’ve learned from our families, societies, religions, and cultures in order to heal and create a purposeful and joyful life. In this illuminating book, acclaimed author Heather Plett reveals:

● How trauma—from the earliest patterns of our upbringing to devastating events—can shape our lives and our personalities
● How treating ourselves with radical tenderness can be the balm of healing for our wounded selves, and how this healing can invite others into their own healing
● How learning to hold space for ourselves—our hopes, our aspirations, and our desires—is one of the most worthwhile pursuits of a life well-lived

Each chapter in this heartfelt and honest book contains a revelation about how to move from shades of fear and doubt to freedom and joy. Through stories that range from what it meant to grow up Mennonite to surviving a horrific assault; from leaving a marriage that no longer worked to the poignant moment her grown daughters leave home, Plett provides a vocabulary of understanding how we grew into the people we are and how to move on from what no longer serves us.

By reflecting on her own life with vulnerability and self-compassion, Plett provides a springboard for your own self-exploration, as well as a path to individual and collective healing.

About the Author

Heather Plett is an international speaker, facilitator, and author of the acclaimed book The Art of Holding Space. She is also the co-founder of the Centre for Holding Space and has trained people from all over the world in her Holding Space Practitioner Program. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Harvard Business Review and the Globe and Mail and has been referenced in curriculum for nurses, hospice care workers, yoga teachers, and military chaplains. Learn more at heatherplett.com.

Praise For…

“Ever a reliable source of grace, Heather Plett once again offers a sunlit window into the process of healing. Where Tenderness Lives is an honest-to-the-bones chronicling of a woman’s metamorphosis in a patriarchal culture, turning the pain and shame of trauma into joyful, embodied freedom. This is the kind of inspiration that lifts all women.” —Becky Vollmer, author of You Are Not Stuck

“To tell our stories is brave and beautiful, especially those we’d prefer to forget. Heather Plett does this with vulnerability and grace. Through experiences are distinctly hers, she tenderly and brilliantly invites us into our own, offering profound healing and hope along the way.” —Ronna Detrick, author of Rewriting Eve

Product Details
ISBN: 9781774583630
ISBN-10: 1774583631
Publisher: Page Two
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2024
Pages: 240
Language: English