We are out of tune with life.
We live in a culture of disconnection. We rarely take time to listen to what’s most important to us, or for community, or to attune to the rhythms and cycles of nature, or to some greater sense of meaning and purpose.
If we’ve been under stress, experienced trauma or spent time in stressful environments or situations, we cut ourselves off from our vital life energy. We go into survival mode.
Our life stories emerge from our coping strategies rather than our inspired vision.
The institutions of modern society (governments, schools, workplaces, media, health care systems) have failed to teach us how to live happy, healthy, fulfilling lives. We face a growing epidemic of stress, anxiety, depression and chronic pain.
Our collective history with its conflicts, ecological devastation and material values that ignore life’s sacredness, deeply affect us.
You care about this, and you want to change it. You want to help and be the change you wish to see in the world.
You need to start with yourself.
I can help. Find out how.
I got into this work because I also wanted to make a difference. But first I had to save my own life. Click here to read more about my embodied story.
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping. To this day, I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.” – Mr. Rogers
Professional Bio (me in 3rd Person)
Kim Hershorn, PhD is a transformative educator, history healer, and the creator of the Life-Tuning Process™ and the BE GRACE™ tools for self-leadership. She helps helpers grow beyond old patterns so they could tune in to life’s new possibilities. As a university teacher, Kim specialized in communication, cultural change, identity and social psychology. Originally from Montreal, Canada, Kim has worked in nine countries. She has also studied various approaches to well-being, is a certified yoga teacher, permaculture enthusiast, and compassionate communication practitioner (NVC). Since 2013, she has spent much of her time in Jerusalem where she is involved with programs that promote healing and understanding in face of complex trauma.
Read more about me, 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.