Professional Bio

I’m Kim Hershorn PhD, the creator of The Life-Tuning Process™.

I help heart-centered people heal their embodied histories so they could live the heart-inspired, soul-guided, healthy lives they were born to live.

I created The Life Tuning Process through my work, on the one hand, as a college professor and transformative educator for NGOs specializing in cultural change, sustainable development and social psychology; and, on the other, as a yoga teacher and healing facilitator.

This background and my commitment to healing myself from a chronic, disabling health condition taught me that the work of the heart is a necessary foundation for both personal and social transformation, healing, and well-being.

I bring these years of experience together in a body-based practice of heartfulness that uses life story work through writing & art; yoga & body work; bio-electric nutrition and sound healing.

Through my signature program, The School for New Possibilities™. I work one-on-one with individuals and groups, giving them step-by-step tools to realize a fuller experience of life, love, and grace—for themselves, their communities, and the world.

I specialize in women’s well-being, especially in the context of complex and inter-generational trauma, and stress.

My Story 

For over a decade, I was a college teacher and transformative educator for NGOs, teaching and facilitating groups and classes on all things culture—communication, psychology, ecology, health, sustainable development and social change.

At the same time, I struggled to live a normal life as my health deteriorated after a car accident. By the age of 29, I had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and I registered as disabled. When I asked my doctor what I should do because I could hardly carry myself through a day, he prescribed medication and told me to apply for welfare.

I was overwhelmed and afraid, but refused to give up on living life.

I searched everywhere for answers. Learned many approaches to healing and wellness like yoga, meditation, nutrition, and worked closely with a bio-energetic body-psychotherapist and healer.

This deep journey of healing has been my greatest blessing. I learned that our biggest challenges are also are greatest gifts.

As I looked back on the history of my family and the communities in which I lived, I also learned that what we hold in our bodies is inter-generational, environmental, social, emotional and spiritual.

I began to bring together my academic work on cultural and social change and  personal questions of well-being.

Unhealed wounds of the past shut down the body, the mind, and the heart, and cut you off from life – yourself, others, the world. They make you live through the mind and ego-based, externally-motivated identities that limit your experience of who and what you are, and of life’s beauty, grace and wonder.

But healing comes from being in the heart.

The practice that came out of this experience calls on the power of love to heal, and the strength of our inner guidance to show us how to live happier, healthier, more heartful lives. 

My experience is international and intercultural. I work together with my international partners in Germany, Poland, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Canada. My work is also deeply influenced by my time in South Africa and Mexico. Since 2012, I have been based in Jerusalem where I have worked with people on all sides of the conflict.

In addition to giving workshops at my Jerusalem studio, I have worked with: AACI; Bishvilach Women’s Wellness Centre; Enosh, the Israeli Mental Health Association; Beit Ashems Center for Self-Development; Kvinna till Kvinna (centre for women’s rights); Seeds of Peace Women of Action group; Spiritual Counseling in Situations of Conflict, Program to Heal Trauma; Beit Shemesh Women’s Wellness Expo; Moshav Modiim; Bar Ilan University; Holy Land Trust; Willy Brandt Center; Work Factory; Kids 4 Peace.

Media: Check out this article published in various Postmedia newspapers: The Spark of Love Brought Me Out of the Dark Valley of Pain; and this one: Getting the Support We Need, my advice to the J-post about how to deal with stress.