Metaphors function to stimulate and catalyze inner transformations.
These are the eleven key metaphors for change that are present in the literature of all world cultures*:
- Transitioning from caterpillar to butterfly
- Awakening from the dream of reality
- Uncovering the veils of illusion
- Moving from captivity to liberation
- Purification by inner fire
- Going from darkness to light
- Moving from fragmentation into wholeness
- Moving through life events as a journey or path (or journeying toward a vision)
- Returning to the source
- Dying and being reborn
- Unfolding the tree of our life
If you would like to uncover your own transformative metaphor, please join me for my upcoming tele-class with Depth Psychology Alliance:
Strong, Healthy, Vibrant: Metaphor’s Healing Powers Teleclass
Friday October 27th 1 – 3 pm PDT
$42 includes recording
If you can’t make it to the live event, you can still get the recording and do the experiential work on your own.
Whether you enjoy great health or you’re dealing with injuries or illness, all of us want to live life at our fullest. It’s a crazy world, and our physical bodies experience the cost of that hurry, stress, and overwhelm.
Please bring to the class whatever health concern or questions you’re currently dealing with—no topic or question is off-limits. (…and please remember that you may participate in the class anonymously. A gift of the teleclass format is that you can still receive the benefits of this work without revealing your name or identity.)
No matter what your current challenge might be—aches and pains, sexual issues, injuries, illness, instituting better habits of self-care, or simply wanting to feel more balanced and flexible—tapping the powerful healing capacities of metaphoric Source Energy will offer you healing, guidance and an energetic shift.
You will be able to see the metaphorical roots of health issues and challenges…and most importantly, what your body wants for healing.
- move through the world with grace, ease and peace of mind
- transform aging, illness, aches and pain
- institute better habits of self-care
- gain greater strength, flexibility and balance
- flourish and thrive
“Not since Carlos Castenada’s books 40 years ago, have I had such a strong reaction. Kim’s work is pioneering.” ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, New York Times bestselling author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
“I had been suffering from skin allergies and I was not getting results from regular medical doctors. I was so surprised that this one session could lead to such amazing healing. And in addition, I’ve also lost the weight I’d gained during menopause. I’m very grateful.” ~ Lera Welch, Jungian Coach
“I’ve felt anything BUT sexual for quite a long time, and the energies that came through in our session ‘woke me up’ in so many ways. What a gift for the sexual part of me to be alive and thriving again.” ~ T. Baker, therapist
*Note: The list above is adapted from Ralph Metzner (2010). The Unfolding Self: Varieties of Transformative Experience.
Kim Hermanson, PhD is an author and visionary guide who currently serves as adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is known for her skill in quickly shifting people out of spiritual and psychological difficulties into a place of profound beauty, healing and creative flow. She is the author of Getting Messy: Taking Risks and Opening the Imagination, Sky’s the Limit which received an Independent Publisher Award, and several articles with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, New York Times bestselling author of Flow. Her PhD is from the University of Chicago.