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Getting Messy Book
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Psychology of Metaphor Course Syllabus + License
Detailed 40-page course syllabus, all handouts and related research materials. Foundational graduate-level psychology course: These research materials changed how I looked at the world, resulted in a profound visionary experience and launched my work with metaphor and Doorway sessions. The purchase price of $500 includes two individualized training sessions with me, as well as the rights for you to use and teach this material.
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Getting Messy Book
Title: Getting Messy: A Guide to Taking Risks and Opening the Imagination
Author: Kim Hermanson, Ph.D.
Details: Paperback, 250 pages, 6 x 9, $15.95
Publication date: September 2009
When I began teaching, I wanted to know how to teach in a way that would not only inspire my students’ creativity and learning, but my own as well. I read everything I could find on teaching and took every course that looked helpful. Mostly, I looked outside of the field of education for inspiration and I began to put together my own theory of teaching and learning. I eventually wrote Getting Messy and then a funny thing happened. Readers told me that the book wasn’t just about teaching.
It was about opening space for the creative.
Teaching is a messy process. Messy means we’re human, we make mistakes, and often when we’re trying something for the first time, we have no idea how it’s going to turn out. But it’s only when we step out of the mold and allow a little disarray that learning and growth begin to happen. Getting Messy is a friend and guide for those times when you find yourself feeling trepidation about stepping into an unknown place.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT GETTING MESSY
“I loved this book!”
Shakti Gawain, author of Living in the Light and other books
“This is one of my very favorite books about teaching. Nobody else outlines what teaching is really like and how to approach is soulfully like Kim does. I created an entire course before I read this book on teaching – and it’s great – but I wish I had this book before I created it because it would be even better. Luckily, Kim let me interview her to be part of the course. 🙂 If you have an interest in teaching anything in a way that is real, sustainable and honest – as well as fun – please read this book. And if you suffer as a teacher, double triple please read this book. You will be so happy you did!”
Jennifer Louden, founder of TeachNow & best-selling author of The Women’s Comfort Book
“I love this book. I feel as if I can crawl up inside it and awaken the teacher within me in so many ways! Kim’s style is at once open and circular, while also putting things into a clear perspective. If you think you might be a teacher/mentor/coach or guide, the questions and concepts of this book will rattle your treasured ideas and open you to whole new ways of being who you are. Getting Messy is a way of life for those who are willing to take the leap.”
Rev. Linda Finley, Spiritual Director, Center for Spiritual Living
“Wow! I am so inspired by this book! I’m savoring it—-I underline, color, write comments like, “me too!!!”… I am inspired, stimulated, nourished, uplifted…all of that and more! It’s helping me trust the unknown, the non-linear, the messiness. I’m frightened to release the moorings I’ve been holding onto, and yet it feels so bloody joyful and freeing at the same time! I’m incredibly grateful. I can feel the huge reflexion that has gone into writing this book and I’m full of admiration for the thinking and feeling behind it. It’s such a gem!”
Chantal Kickx, artist and teacher
“I am only 1/3 of the way through the book so far and I must say – it is brilliant! It is one of those life changing books for me. I know it is only a matter of time until my copy is worn and tattered from so much use.”
Talia Walsmith, Simple Living Coach
“Dr. Hermanson encourages and shares practices that ultimately result in space for creative genius to emerge.”
Joyce Weaver, Artist
“This book affirmed my lifelong belief that teaching is both a spiritual and creative process. I’ve shared it with every teacher and educator I know.”
Pam Tish, Amazon Review