Advanced Workshop


Heather Plett

Heather Plett 


in Camperduin, the Netherlands




November 14-15-16, 2022


Holding Space – Advanced Concepts


This advanced workshop is for anyone who has attended at least one workshop on The Art of Holding Space with Heather Plett (either in-person or online) and who wants to go beyond the basic concepts.


At this workshop, we will deepen our understanding of what it means to hold space. Building on the basic concepts learned in introductory holding space workshops, we will explore what it means to hold space in complexity, when there is conflict, when there is an imbalance of power and/or privilege, when there is trauma, and/or when there is chaos or disruption. We’ll talk about what it takes to increase the amount of safety and belonging available to people in our spaces so that they are able to step into brave conversations that bring about meaningful transformation.


In this interactive workshop, advanced practitioners will have the opportunity to practice hosting and participating in challenging conversations so that they are more prepared to offer this skill in their workplaces, churches, community organizations, families, etc. 


At the heart of this work is “love, liberation, and leadership”, and in this workshop we will explore what it means for us, as leaders, to invite people to step off the Cycle of Shame and onto the Cycle of Liberation so that we can transform our systems and cultures into more liberated and loving spaces. 


If you are an advance practitioner and have participated in one of Heather Plett’s workshops in the past, we welcome you to join us for this deeper dive into the practice of holding space.  



For the advanced workshop, we’ll gather at a beautiful beach setting in Camperduin,  the Netherlands.

The workshop location is Strandpaviljoen Struin in Schoorl – Camperduin.

Acommodations is available at The Beach Hotel, which is just 100 metres away. Accommodation is not included in the cost of the workshop


Monday to Wednesday, November 14-15-16, 2022

Workshop days are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Note: Though this workshop is in the Netherlands, the language of communication will be in English.



Registration cost: €895,-

The workshop price includes lunch. Davotes is exempt from VAT through CRKBO recognition.

Maximum number of participants will be 25.

Brenda Zwinkels is the host for this workshop. 


If you sign up before October 9, you will receive free registration for the online self-study program '52 weeks of holding space' It's a beautiful addition to the three days that we worked together in person. You will receive an email each week for a full year to deepen the concepts of holding space.


The book of Heather "The art of holding space" is recently translated in dutch by Mayke Smit and Pasha Elstak, "De kunst van holding space". We recommend reading the book if you're interested in Heathers work.


Click here for the registration form 


People who participate in the year-training 'Systemisch-dialogische Procesbegeleiding' (language of communication will be in Dutch), starting at december 12, 2022 receive a discount of 20 percent.



Refund policy: Refunds will be granted up to September 8 2022! 

!! In the event of cancellation after September 8, 2022 by Davotes due to no possibility for Heather Plett to travel and join the workshop in person, approximately two-third of the paid amount will be refunded. In this exceptional situation Davotes will provide an alternative workshop. Davotes can not make any exceptions in this refund policy after September 8, 2022.


By signing up for the workshop, you agree with the refund policy of Davotes. Please make sure you read the terms and conditions carefully.  Read further refund policy terms here.



Contact Brenda if you have any questions. 



Rudi, one of the participants, is interviewing us after the three day workshop Holding Space in Camperduin in 2020. We talk about:

* How does the work around Holding Space evolve?

* What was new and maybe unique on this edition, the last three days? 

* In what way where we served the last three days  in something that you didn’t though of before we started?