As a professor and educator focusing on cultural change, I knew I needed to go deeper. I was also struggling with my health, delving deeply into what it means to heal, and studying every mind-body approach I could.
I learned that healing isn’t intellectual, or just a mind-body thing. Every challenge in our lives asks us whether we will go into fear and survival mode, or whether we will open our hearts to its gifts, to life’s goodness.
Will we allow love and forgiveness? Will we let go, trust, and be hopeful? Will we live our lives from the inside out or will we let external factors define us?
As I researched and worked with the body, breath, emotions and mindset, I developed a practice that I use to help people experience life in a new way. By going within to attune to the sacredness of life, to its loving presence, by becoming aware of our old narratives, patterns, and beliefs, we can heal and be a supportive presence for others.
Our experience becomes less about history, and more about new possibilities; less about external habitual cultural or transgenerational influences and more about internal alignment with (our own) nature.
Whatever you’ve lived before without knowing who and what you are, and what you are called for… All that is about to change.
My mission is to change lives by helping people attune to the loving spirit of life within, to discover more life-nurturing ways of being, and to open hearts to the need for this in the work of personal and collective healing, well-being and transformation.
Kim Hershorn, PhD, is the creator of The Life-Tuning Process™ (LTP) – a mind-body-spirit practice that helps you see the spiritual opportunity in your life-story; and find serenity and wholeness no matter what your challenges.
Kim is an educator and former professor focusing on the connections between individual, ecological, cultural, and social wellbeing.
Her work as an LTP therapist brings together intuitive counselling, trauma-sensitive somatic body work, narrative therapy and sound therapy.
Originally from Montreal, Kim works internationally out of Jerusalem which has provided a living field in which to learn about the legacies and enduring wounds of history.
This work in trans-generational and collective healing brought her to Germany, Ireland, Northern Ireland; and her grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ towns in Poland and Ukraine.
Kim has a PhD in transformative education, and an MA in sustainable development. She’s a certified yoga teacher with two decades of experience and training in various mind-body modalities. She has two permaculture design certifications, and extensive training in non-violent communication – all of which influence her approach. An expert in intercultural and cultural awareness, Kim has worked in twelve countries.
OUT OF JERUSALEM: (since 2013) AACI; Bishvilach Women’s Wellness Centre; Enosh, the Israeli Mental Health Association; Beit Ashems Center for Self-Development in Beit Jala; Kvinna till Kvinna centre for women’s rights in Beit Jala; Seeds of Peace Women of Action group in Beit Sahour; Spiritual Counseling in Situations of Conflict, Program to Heal Trauma in Jerusalem; Beit Shemesh Women’s Wellness Expo; Moshav Modiim; Bar Ilan University; Holy Land Trust in Bethlehem; Willy Brandt Center in Jerusalem; Trauma in Conflict Group at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention in Dublin; Work Factory in Ramallah; Kids 4 Peace in Jerusalem, The Felm Center, Kibbutz Lotan’s Center for Creative Ecology.
INTERNATIONAL: with Non-Violent Communication senior trainer, Irmtraud Kauschat in Germany; The Hollies Center for Sustainability, Ireland; 5 Senses Rural Club, Costa Rica; Jewish Eldercare Montreal; the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, Youth Institute, Montreal; the Centre for Creative Arts in Human Development, Concordia University; Canada-South Africa Education Management Program, McGill University; Leave Out Violence youth program; Department of Foreign Affairs JPO program, Durban, South Africa; Equipo Pueblo, Mexico; Businesses in Dusseldorf, Vienna, Amsterdam; American School, Japan
For more about my story, 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.
I can see the bigger picture and understand why I went through what I went through and appreciate the opportunities being offered me. Working with Kim helped me see that the universe really knows what it’s doing, that we are always supported and guided, and that there is a blessing and Divine hand in everything. Nothing short of inspiring.”
– Malka M, writer