Ivanka Trump was widely panned for suggesting that busy mothers should get regular massages, because for many of us that’s just not realistic.
I myself, have never been into meditating. And if I don’t like something, I’m not going to end up doing it.
A friend says that people always tell her to slow down, but she’s a raging extrovert. Being around lots of people is what recharges her.
Self-care requires clarity about what we need. Not what others think, or what we’re “supposed” to do, or what experts prescribe. Good self-care requires an ongoing connection with what’s true for us.
At different times in your life, self-care is going to look different. At one time, self-care might be stepping up into leadership in your community. Sometimes, it might be about doing more. At another time, it might be letting go, shifting gears, or resting. For some of us, self-care may be about saying ‘no’ to the part of ourselves that wants to spend the day lounging. For others, it will be saying ‘yes’ to that desire.
And for many of us, self-care requires addressing that negative voice in your head that says you don’t have the training you need, or you’re too old, too poor, or too broken.
I worked with a client recently who knew she needed to stop and take a breather from all the intensive training programs she was involved in, but she was having a hard time shifting gears. She’d invested so much time, energy and resources going down this particular path. I have another client who’s been intensely trying to finish a book these past few months, and taking time out to address her own needs has gone out the window.
I don’t know why it is, but when when we’re most in need of self-care–when we’re most in need of slowing down and connecting with our own deep inner wisdom, when we’re most in need of feeling deep support–that’s often the time when it’s hardest to access. When we get tired, worn out and overwhelmed, or when we’re anxious about something, it’s harder to make that inner connection, and harder to do those things that would most serve us.
I’m offering a tele-class this week on self-care, and I hope you will join us. I’d especially love for you to join us if:
- you’ve been feeling super disconnected…from yourself and Spirit
- you need clarity and direction
- you know you need to make a change, but you’re hesitating or resisting it
- you feel anxious, scared or off-center about something
- you’re struggling with depression
- you have an addictive pattern you would like to change
- you’re not sure what you need right now
We’ll be going deep into our own inner landscapes, discovering what Source energy wants to say to you right now. We will shift into a place where whatever it is that you’ve been struggling with is not present. In that space of deep clarity, you will know what you need.
Dates: Thursdays June 13th and June 20th.
10 am – 12 pm PDT.
$75, includes class recordings, handouts and a private reading with me.
NOTE: If you can’t make it live, you can still sign up to receive the recording and work with me individually.
Deep Self-Care: Resting into Something Greater Teleclass
We live in a world that constantly gets us to neglect what’s truly important. For many of us, that includes self-care…taking time for rest, creative fun, and solid connection with our own inner wisdom.
When we lose touch with our selves, we lose ourselves in this world.
If you’re seriously overwhelmed or burned out, if you’ve had a nagging health issue that’s not improving, or if you’ve been struggling with something that’s wearing you down, please join us.
This two-week experiential teleclass is a sacred time-out to reconnect with what is most essential and valuable for you at this time in your life.
You will discover the Greater Source Energy that YOU can rest into.
- clarify what self-care looks like for you right now
- deepen your connection with your self & your inner wisdom
- align with your creative flow
- somatically experience deep Source energies that will shift the way you think about your life
- uncover inner resources & possibilities that wouldn’t be revealed any other way
Oddly, the more time and attention we invest in self-care, the more productive we actually are. While the ego rushes to achieve and make things happen, real success comes from our connection with our selves. The quality of this relationship defines the quality of our life. You’ll leave this class energetically experiencing the loving support of Spirit.
GROUP CALLS: Thursdays June 13th & June 20th
10 am – 12 pm PST
* If you can’t attend live, this event will be recorded.
* All participants will receive a personal reading from Kim as part of the class.
“Kim’s work is pioneering.” ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, New York Times bestselling author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
“I’ve been involved in the Jungian movement for 40 years and worked with many world-famous Jungian teachers. None of them were ever able to connect my images to me like you did. You are onto something.” ~ Joan Green
“Kim’s work is powerful. A single session with her gave me a breakthrough on an obstacle I’d been struggling with. I recommend it to everyone.” ~ Bonnie Bright, Ph.D., Founder of Depth Psychology Alliance
Kim Hermanson, PhD. is an author and transformative coach, 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 adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute.