In 2011, Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner paid tribute to Steve Jobs with in in-depth cover story. Wenner wrote: “He knew in his soul that how a thing looked and felt was part of the inherent truth and importance and honesty of the thing itself… [he believed] that art and beauty really do matter, and that people [ Read more … ]
You can listen or download the podcast here: http://lourdesviado.com/29-the-power-of-metaphor-to-unlock-creativity-and-inspire-breakthroughs-with-kim-hermanson-phd/ On Inauguration Day in the US, I was interviewed on the Women in Depth podcast….during which I knew that what was really happening on that day…was the Inauguration of a new world. IN·AU·GU·RA·TION (iˌnôɡ(y)əˈrāSH(ə)n) noun 1. the beginning or introduction of a system, policy, or period. [ Read more … ]
Despite my desire for zen-like calm, I’ve been affected by the deeply unpleasant US election and negative, hard-to-believe-this-is-the-US, stories in the news media. Sometimes I feel afraid…of nuclear war, climate change, and violence that I can’t control. I worry about “what could happen.” And in addition to the national and international unrest, I have my own worries, as this past summer [ Read more … ]
In case you missed my recent talk on metaphor and the creative process for Depth Psychology Alliance, here is the link to listen or download it. http://www.depthinsights.com/pages/radio.htm#hermanson-metaphor The talk includes two experiential components that will give you a sense of the power of this realm. I also share my own journey with this work. Enjoy!
My work with metaphor chose me; it was not my expected path in life. Through a series of experiences—harrowing, mystical, and profound—I came to be an advocate for a non-ordinary realm of profound beauty that we access through metaphor. Metaphoric images are the heart of the creative process and… I grew up in a family [ Read more … ]