Kim Hermanson

Kim Hermanson, PhD is a coach, author, gifted intuitive and adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute. In 2007, a life-changing visionary experience revealed a non-ordinary dimension of immense beauty, and in her Doorway sessions and classes Kim serves as a guide to this dimension. She has taught at the University of California Berkeley, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Sophia Center at Holy Names University, Meridian University, and Esalen Institute. She is the author of Getting Messy: A Guide to Taking Risks and Opening the Imagination and Sky’s the Limit: The Art of Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey, which received an Independent Publisher Book Award. In addition to her own publications, she has co-authored articles with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the author of Flow and other books. Through her coaching sessions and groups, Kim offers deeply experiential and transformative work, quickly shifting people out of spiritual and psychological difficulties and into a space of profound beauty and creative flow.

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David Van Nuys, PhD
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  • Thanks so much for sharing this enlightening interview--among so many--Dr. Dave. Your work is so profound in a culture that can benefit so greatly from wisdom from our experts and elders. Kim Hermanson provides a wellspring of understanding in the language of metaphor, and you have captured it so well in this conversation. Kudos to you both....

  • A very good interview with Kim Hermanson, who knows a lot about metaphor.

    During the exercise toward the end, I was working with the image of a yellow rope that did not help me to climb a mountain, getting me out of a ravine. Having previously worked with Robert Hoss' color chart, I identified my motivation but not the answer to move forward. In the exercise, I pictured the yellow rope as a ray of sunlight, which took the literal definition away and put the metaphor back into the image for me. I won't go into all the detail but this works for the interpretation of my situation.

    A big thanks goes to Kim and Dr. Dave for this radio show.

    • Thanks, Randy.  I think I'll also read your comment on a future episode, if you don't mind. :-)


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