2 dreamy announcements

A couple exciting things are unfolding over here!

You may already be familiar with the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD). If not, please check them out! I’m so excited to be presenting at the IASD conference again this year, only this time the conference is virtual. This allows those to attend from anywhere in the world without the time and cost of travel and lodging, so long as there is a decent internet connection. I hope this year is accessible to you and you are able to attend. I’ll be leading a Yoga Nidra workshop on Sunday, June 13th. This sleep-based meditation supports relaxation, focus, and of course, dreaming.

Here’s the direct link: http://iasdconferences.org/

My second and final ‘dreamy announcement’ for today is that I have received the image to the cover of my upcoming book. The cover art design team at McFarland and Toplight Books are brilliant as far as I’m concerned. Dream Medicine: The Intersection of Wellness and Consciousness is on its way to print now. It is scheduled to be available to all around the new year.

Writing Dream Medicine was a labor of love and one of great vulnerability. It chronicles my personal journey through an earth-shattering illness, highlighting the dreams and visions that carried me through (although the ride is not over yet). Dream Medicine also includes interviews with over a dozen professionals, dreamers, shamanic practitioners and cancer survivors. Finally, the book notes action steps, behaviors and activities that have been helpful along this path. Side note: these actions and activities are a focal point in the retreats and workshops I lead. Check out the September retreat in Hawaii here.

That’s my latest news. Thanks for being here with me! I wish you wellness and many blessings.

Dr. Kim

Birthing Resiliency

Those of you that follow Conscious Chimera closely may have noticed that zero blogging took place in the month of April. Why? Self-care, that’s why. I often write about self-care and talk with my clients about self-care – it’s a topic I love to teach and preach. I thought it was time I cared for my own mind-body-spirit by taking a little break, so I did. 

This week though, I’ve been feeling really inspired by something, and that is, resiliency. Some people are so amazingly resilient, while others…not so much. Knowing how parents water seeds of resiliency in their children, I thought posting this blog today, on Mother’s Day, was just right…a way to acknowledge moms everywhere.

There are many books on this topic, encouraging resiliency. I’m even reading one now. It’s titled Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, And Happiness by Rick Hanson, PhD. Maybe you’ve read it too. This book unexpectedly arrived in my mailbox – a surprise birthday gift from my friend, Rachelle. Dr. Hanson describes resiliency in his book as one’s ability to “cope with adversity and push through challenges in the pursuit of opportunities.” He says mental resources such as “determination, self-worth, and kindness” contribute to resiliency. The American Psychological Association (APA) provides information on resiliency, as one would expect. They write “Psychologists define resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress—such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors. As much as resilience involves “bouncing back” from these difficult experiences, it can also involve profound personal growth.” The APA suggests focusing on connection, wellness, healthy thinking, and meaning as core components of resilience-building.

It’s not all rainbows and butterflies! There will likely be significant emotional distress along the road toward resiliency, and those that make positive progress along this road took actions steps – that is, they made that necessary changes in their behaviors and in their thinking. Resilience and well-being go hand-in-hand. So that the blog doesn’t read like an academic essay entirely, I asked acquaintances, and even some strangers, all living with or managing cancer, about their thoughts on resiliency. I asked specifically whether they believed they were resilient and what that meant to them. Here is what five female ‘thrivers’ had to share:

One woman explained that for her, resilience is when one keeps going throughout the most challenging moments. She said, “When the demons of despair threaten to destroy your world, you keep going. Through the darkest night you continue on, finding light in the bleakest shadows. Eventually you find your way reborn through the transcendental flames that threaten to extinguish your soul. Reborn like the Phoenix from the flames.”

Another woman experiencing painful side effects of chemotherapy didn’t even want to walk. Creative inspiration came to her and she pushed through on her worst day. What did she do? She teamed up with a neighbor, dressed herself in lights, “grabbed karaoke equipment and sang Rock with You” in public. Families came out to see what was going on, and those passing by began to dance and sing with her “giving standing ovations.” She said, “Resilience is in yourself and those who celebrate you even when they don’t even know you. Resiliency is busting moves and music that fill the heart with joy so much that you forget being sick and are now a leader.”

Having managed breast cancer for 14 years using both alternative and conventional medicine, one woman told me how resilience requires a willingness “to move in unexpected ways and to be willing to change our mindset on a regular basis and accommodate to new realities.” She feels positive and enjoys “every moment of life no matter what!”

Gratitude for each and every day seems to become the norm for many cancer ‘thrivers.’ Another  woman, seven and a half years in, said, I get to “open my eyes.” For her, that alone is evidence of her resiliency.

Faith and connecting with Spirit also helps people thrive. “My resiliency as a three-time breast cancer survivor comes from my belief in a Higher Power,” said one woman. She continued, “Although the medical community and the tests on which they relied missed my cancer all three times, my dreams told me I had it and my Spirit Guides, dressed as Franciscan Monks, urged me to get additional testing. Both my ‘monks’ and my doctors saved my life.” This woman reminds us, “there is life-after-life, guardian angels, and spirit guides. I have seen them all in my dreams that saved my life. Follow your dreams.”  

Whether you have been diagnosed with cancer or love someone who has, please remember that there is hope. Our resiliency is birthed from within and from the support we receive from those all around us. You are not alone.

Happy Mother’s Day,

Kim

an ethical imperative

When the latest edition of the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology magazine arrived in my mailbox, I scanned the front cover while nodding in approval. The cover highlighted the titles of articles in the way all magazine covers do. Yet this issue’s focus was clear: gun violence, self-care, smartphones and mental health, plus bold lettering for the words, dismantling racism: psychology’s urgent need. I thought how poignant and how necessary. These literary contributions are a must at this time. A recent newspaper scan or nightly news hour this month alone tells all; I need not say more. This month’s mail also contained correspondence related to current statistics on hate crimes and hate group activity in the U.S. sent from the Southern Poverty Law Center. While the COVID-19 pandemic we are all experiencing has stifled and slowed many things down, it did not appear to reduce violence and hate. I’m not suggesting it would or could, rather I am sharing a wish.

Living nonviolently is an active process – one that takes daily commitment and a lot of effort. Just because psychologists are experts in human behavior doesn’t mean we are not susceptible to making the same mistakes or errors in judgment as anyone else. While in a therapy session, we may feel grateful for being granted the privilege of supporting another’s development, fostering empathy or cultivating compassion, and yet we must do this inner work on and for ourselves. I believe everyone, no matter their position or role, should play a part in feeding the world’s people what is needed to blossom…to bloom. Unfortunately, we appear to be collectively withering in many ways. It appears we have forgotten that we exist both as individuals and as a collective. Many years ago I was taught loving-kindness meditation and recognize the ethical imperative of participating in this kind of practice now more than ever. If you agree, read on. Below, I will share with you how it is done.

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Loving-kindness meditation sends compassion and love to others as well as to ourselves. We begin this practice as we would many other forms of silent sitting meditation, on the floor or in a chair. Then turn the attention inward, towards the breath. With each breath, notice a sense of relaxation coming in. Let go of mental chatter pulling you into the past or future. Stay with the breath, and since we begin this practice with ourselves, you may like to keep the focus on your heart center or imagine yourself as a young child. Then, recite the following inwardly, nonvocally, several times:

May I be filled with loving-kindness.

May I be safe from inner and outer dangers.

May I be well in body and mind.

May I be at ease and happy.

Practice this each day for an entire week to become familiar and comfortable, allowing the love to grow over time. If it feels mechanical, that’s okay, just keep going. If you experience anger, frustration or sadness, allow it. Remember to be gentle. Keep going.

Once this process becomes a bit more comfortable – and it’s okay if you need more than one week – we add the second piece. Just as before, use your imagination again, this time to ‘see’ another person in your mind’s eye. While picturing that person, recite the following inwardly, nonvocally:

May you be filled with loving-kindness.

May you be safe from inner and outer dangers.

May you be well in body and mind.

May you be at ease and happy.

Repeat this portion several times, just as you did for yourself.

To participate in this practice as it was intended, begin with yourself then, shift to the other (unless, for whatever reason, that becomes too difficult).

There you have it – a powerful tool that can be done anytime during one’s day and it takes just a few intentional minutes. That’s so little time when considering the resulting mental-emotional shift that remains lasting. What would the world be like if everyone made this a part of their day?

Since I have learned so much from Jack Kornfield, PhD I’m providing you with a link to his website where he provides additional details. Dr. Kornfield is a psychologist and has taught meditation for over four decades, in addition to his training as a Buddhist monk in several monasteries throughout Asia. I was initially introduced to loving-kindness by him. You may find Kornfield here: https://jackkornfield.com/meditation-lovingkindness/

One thing this world needs from us is more empathy and compassion. Through the practice of loving-kindness, we take a step in the right direction.

With benevolence,

Dr. Kim

my # 1 go-to mudra

Sacred hand gestures are seen across cultures and in most traditions of the world, dating as far back as ancient Egyptian times. In India, mudras have been used in various contexts and have played several important roles. Here, I will touch on the role of hand mudras in relation to the spiritual. From tantric practice to meditation/prayer and yoga, hand mudras are powerful tools. There are dozens upon dozens of them. In this article, I will turn toward those noted in traditions within the continent of Asia.

It’s only been about a decade since I truly immersed myself in the practice of yoga. Like so many Californians, my yoga journey began with Asana – that’s the physical postures/poses (by far the most well-known of the 8 limbs of yoga). I must admit, I didn’t really like it nor was I ever drawn to it. The same is true now. However, I attended classes for years because it was a way to bond with friends or simply add some movement into my day. As I continued attending yoga classes, somatic psychology courses, and meditation groups, I was introduced to other limbs of yoga, such as Yama, Niyama, Pranayama and the meditation limbs – these practices grabbed hold of my attention. I also recognized similarities among these and other schools of thought promoting inner development and spiritual growth. It was during this period that I was introduced to mudras.

While mudras, in general, support self-care, empowerment, and help one to recharge and re-energize, they can also help draw one inward during yoga practice. Their use can channel the energy flow of the body, thus impacting mood, as holding a mudra position actually stimulates different parts of the body. Years later, when I began studying yoga nidra (a sleep-based meditation) it was easy to notice how certain hand mudras could help me prepare for this type of mediation practice.

According to an article by Linda Sparrowe and Nubia Teixeira in Yoga Journal (May 5, 2020), “Every mudra has a particular purpose and moves the energy in a specific way throughout the body to create subtle physical, mental, and emotional changes. For example, if you come into your meditation practice feeling agitated or anxious, placing your palms face down on your thighs will usually calm and ground your energy. If you feel sluggish or sleepy, a palms-up mudra might enliven you.”

Today, I want to share one particular hand mudra that was initially taught to me by Dr. Delaney during our time together from 2008 to 2010. She was the first psychologist to ever speak to me about the power of mudras and raved about one mudra in particular that is known for benefiting the heart, mentally, emotionally, and physically. It has become my go-to! I made a short video to demonstrate, so click here. Or see the embedded video below:

This is best done with both hands, sitting with straight spine and with eyes closed. Make an intention for healing the heart while holding this mudra, and do some conscious deep breathing for about 3 minutes. The time can be extended with practice and can be done a few times each day. I hope you discover something beautiful – enjoy!

In addition to those noted above, my inspiration for writing this article also came from Sabrina Mesko’s book Healing mudras: Yoga for your hands (2000), as well as Gertrud Hirschi’s booklet with mudra card set titled Mudras for body, mind & spirit: The handy course in yoga (2006/2014).

With joy & a warm heart,

~Dr. Kim

celebrating our 5 year anniversay with ancestral work

We are celebrating our 5 year anniversary here at Conscious Chimera. Thank you for following this blog and for your support. We do not walk this life journey alone…we are here because of each other and because of our ancestors. You may already be familiar with my devotion to ancestral work, so i can’t help but share some exciting news: Another amazing soulful summit is just around the corner! This month we turn toward our ancestors and healing in the Ancestral Healing Summit hosted by The Shift Network. Below you will find information about the event and the link to register for FREE. You can attend as many or as few presentations as you like, so why not sign up and be inspired!

RSVP here for the Ancestral Healing Summit — at no charge: https://shiftnetwork.infusionsoft.com/go/ahs21a22143/a22143

I’m honored to be among today’s leading ancestral healing experts and inspiring teachers — including Suzanne Giesemann, Thomas Huebl, Eileen McKusick, Langston Kahn, Dr. Dawson Church, Bernadette Pleasant, Cherie Aimée, Robert Moss, Kahontakwas Diane Longboat, Mark Anthony, JD, Sandra Ingerman, Deborah King,and many more — sharing new practices and insights for connecting with the wise and loving among your ancestors. 

We’ll show you how your ancestors can help you work through the reparations necessary for you and your family to live happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives, while also benefiting future generations of your bloodline, the global community, and even our beautiful Earth..

I hope you’ll participate in this timely online gathering presented by The Shift Network.

During this fascinating 5-day event, you’ll:

  • Dive deep into the power of personal and intergenerational trauma — and the real possibility of collective healing when we address it at the root
  • Receive fascinating information about the epigenetics of trauma… and how to find resolution and peace in this lifetime
  • Draw on the wisdom of Family Constellations work to dissolve unhealthy family loyalty patterns
  • Reconnect to a sense of belonging, healing, completion, and orientation in today’s chaotic and confusing world
  • Explore the ways our ancestral stories manifest in issues of self-confidence, choosing our love partner, career, business, money mindset, and health
  • Receive supportive guidance to heal your family tree of wounding from sexual abuse or other forms of violence
  • Learn about First Nations’ complex wisdom traditions that inspire healing and personal transformation
  • Gain a sense of how racial healing work can act as a salve for both past damage and future healing
  • Transform intergenerational burdens into ancestral blessings
  • Explore African, Jewish, Native American, and many other perspectives on ancestral healing
  • And much more…

Whether you’re new to ancestral repair work or you already incorporate it in your life, the visionary speakers in this summit will bring to light the curative powers of ancestral healing — helping you shift your present and our future.

Join me and this amazing gathering of other presenters to discover the tools you need to cultivate more connection… harmonize your body, mind, and spirit… and heal wounds from the past that can literally change your genetic destiny.

RSVP here for the Ancestral Healing Summit — at no charge: https://shiftnetwork.infusionsoft.com/go/ahs21a22143/a22143

Please join in and let me know which presentation inspired you most!

Dr. Kim

self-care in the bathroom

Jesse Brisendine’s video podcast, A Handful of Hope, offers listeners inspiration and, just what you’d expect, hope. I was honored to be invited for an interview, or rather,  a cheerful discussion with Jesse. It was fun to participate in a naturally evolving conversation around wellness and self-care. In the end, we titled the podcast Self-care in the Bathroom.

We didn’t expect to encourage our listeners to use restrooms for self-care, but why not? After all, a bathroom break is the only ‘break’ some people will get in their long day. So, why not stall, take our time, and tune inward. Besides, it’s one of the only acceptable times when people can actually lock themselves in a room, not having to answer to anyone. I propose that a restroom is as good as any place to ground and be mindful. In this video, Jesse and I talk about all of these things in addition to the neglected resources we can freely access in a restroom.

I hope you enjoyed the video podcast! At times like these we can all use a little humor, and a handful of hope.

If you’d like more self-care resources subscribe to my YouTube channel or enroll in my subscription course, Self-care 360.

Be well…take good care of YOU,

Dr. Kim

does this look like your average free offer?

I know we are all struggling right now: After all we are amidst a global pandemic. On top of that six out of ten people in the United States are living with a chronic illness, according to the CDC. Knowing this, it is reasonable to believe that everyone of us here has been impacted in some way by chronic disease. Perhaps you are living with an auto-immune condition or maybe your parent suffered from cancer. Then there’s COVID – the icing on the mud pie. Unfortunately, chronic disease diagnoses are on the rise. The coronavirus numbers are paralyzing. Ugh! Our friends and family are vulnerable, as we are. It’s tempting to want to run away, hide and scream.

Do not despair. We are not powerless and we can heal. One way to support our bodies through this pandemic and beyond is by regular practice of some form of deep relaxation, gifting ourselves with silent stillness. I talk about this a lot. Why? Because I have seen for myself, in my own life and the lives of others, the lasting positive impact of self-care practices, such as meditation.

For the past year, I have been offering free guided meditation sessions online, via Zoom, to anyone impacted in any way by chronic illness. I want to extend this free offer to you, followers of Conscious Chimera. Every Wednesday at 6pm (Pacific Time) at group of us gather online and I lead a profoundly relaxing guided experience, in the yoga nidra fashion. A series of body, breath, and awareness techniques bring about the deepest level of relaxation in this ‘sleep-based’ meditation. All you have to do is lie down, get cozy, and close your eyes. This is an ancient practice of non-doing, delivering profound benefits for mind, body, and spirit in a short as 40 minutes. You’ll leave the experience feeling peaceful and renewed. The world really needs this right now.

Here’s what the Mayo Clinic has to say about the emotional benefits of meditation:

  • Gain a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Build skills to manage your stress
  • Increase self-awareness
  • Focus on the present
  • Reduce negative emotions
  • Increase imagination and creativity
  • Increase patience and tolerance

The world really needs this right now! In addition, meditation may also help people manage the following symptoms and conditions, as suggested by some research, according to the Mayo Clinic:

  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Sleep problems
  • Tension headaches

That’s an impressive list. Ask your doctors if they are aware of additional benefits and how often they believe you should meditate in order to gain such benefits. You  may even choose to bring this article with you: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/meditation/in-depth/meditation/art-20045858

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If you’d like to receive my weekly email invitation with Zoom link, sent me your email address and I will add you to the list. There is no obligation to attend and every session is 100% free-of-charge. Pop in on any session that fits your schedule – attend as many or as few as you like. All I ask is that you arrive on time because once we begin, I do not admit anyone into the session. Understandably, latecomers disturb everyone.

If you chose to get on my list and attend, let me know how you liked it. Furthermore, you may share this with a friend. Who is the one person in your life that needs this the most?

Last but not least, I understand that before signing up, you may want to prepare yourself, or start off slowly…and perhaps you may want to get to know me a little. That’s just fine. If that’s the case, consider checking out my YouTube channel. There you can find my 3 part video series titled ‘Let’s Breathe.’ That series offers a solid kick-start! Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5uiyWhrG8N8gNsYbZbGK8w

Meditation…it’s what the world needs more of.

~Dr. Kim

P.S. After years of studying and practicing various forms of meditation, such as mindfulness, Tai Chi, concentrative/focused meditation, and even mantra meditation, I turned my attention to the ancient sleep-based meditation of yoga nidra. I spend all of 2019 learning this form of guided meditation under Kamini Desai, PhD, and John Vosler, allowing me to earn my certification in the Integrative Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra (I AM Yoga Nidra). Since 2019, I have led group yoga nidra sessions for free throughout all of 2020, and now into 2021. If you’d like to know more about this method, please reach out.

5 ways to start the day off right!

Each morning after we wake up in bed, we have the power to impact our experience of the day ahead. Sometimes I forget that. To remind myself and anyone else out there who’s listening, I’ve put together a list. Here are 5 things you can to before jumping into a busy day that have positive impact. And for the record, these simple practices can be done throughout the day as a way to recalibrate.

1) Instead of jumping out of bed as the alarm goes off or the mind clicks on, lie still and experience the inner silence. Can you catch a dream? Maybe yes, maybe no, but either way, soak up the sense of warmth, peace, stillness, comfort, and silence. Notice how soft the breath is and how quiet the heartbeat is. Take this moment to just be. If dream material is flooding in, move on to your dream journal or voice memo next.

2) Take three slow, conscious breaths. Become aware of the moment. By practicing conscious breathing each morning, we are more likely to return to it throughout the day. By engaging in abdominal breathing with awareness we practice self-regulation. Self-regulated individuals find it easier to make intentional decisions and actions.

3) Smile. Just smile. No reason needed. Years ago, when I was in the middle of completing my PhD program, one of my instructors told us how he would remember to smile as be began or concluded his daily Tai Chi routine. That’s because the facial micro-muscles activated when smiling ignite positive feelings. So go ahead, smile for no reason at all – you just might find yourself feeling happier.

4) Express gratitude in any way that feels right for you. This can be done either verbally, or in writing (in a fancy journal or on an old napkin makes no difference). State aloud or write down a half-dozen things you are grateful for in this life. It’s ok to exclaim what you are grateful for to your pet, a vase of flowers, or even the sun. No one needs to hear you but the universe. If you chose to write out a gratitude list, you can read it to all of the above if you wish. Grateful expression can be considered an act of prayer.

5) Recognize that today is a new day – a chance to bring about a fresh intention. With each new day, we get to start over. What do you want to do differently today? Is there a specific self-care practice that you’ve been wanting to try? Is there someone you need to forgive? If the ego-mind is already rattling off distorted views and engaging in maladaptive thinking, tell it to STOP, then insert an affirmative, adaptive thought in its place. If any of the above steps could use repeating, give yourself permission to do so.

These 5 practices, when done with consistency, can bring about positive change, elevating kindness and compassion for ourselves and others. If you would like to dedicate more time to learning and practicing self-care, from a holistic stance, contact me. Or you may join my course, Self-care 360, today. It is an ongoing subscription course. Read more about it by clicking here.

Happy 2021 everyone,

Dr. Kim

goodbyyye 2020

Just a few days ago (12/17/20) Fullscript released an article, a holiday blog actually, titled 21 Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holiday Season: Managing Stress, Eating Well, and More. It’s the best list I’ve come across. These health-focused platforms feel so important to me, not just because of the holidays as we enter the Winter months, but also because the world is combating COVID-19. Furthermore, Fullscript  articles are medically reviewed by physicians, so I trust the information they provide. Here, I’ll tell you about my top three from their list.

Eat mindfully.

It’s impossible to savor the flavors, textures and temperatures of our food if we are gulping them down, barely even chewing what we put in our mouth. Mindful eating brings the practice of mindfulness to each meal, that is, we use mealtime to slow down, to connect with our senses. By setting down the fork or spoon between eat bite, we extend this practice, thus gaining additional benefits. This simple practice supports our digestive system as well, because we swallow each bite after we have thoroughly chewed it. In addition, mindful eating can decrease overeating and the uncomfortable side effects of overeating, such as bloating.

Spend time with your (or someone else’s) pet.

Pets deliver so many great benefits for physical and mental health. Spending time with a pet can decrease depression and loneliness while bringing comfort and companionship. Improved pain management and immune function, plus lower blood pressure, are just some of the wonderful benefits of spending time with a pet. So dedicate some time to interacting with your pet or the pet of someone you know. If that is absolutely impossible, it is just fine to go to a dog park alone! While ideal,  you don’t need to own a pet of your own to gain what’s noted above, but you do need to play, pet, and interact for top results.

Laugh often.

In addition to spending time with pets, laughter also brings positive physical and mental health outcomes. For instance, laughter can regulate our mood – don’t we need that this time of year? Who knew that we would be going through a holiday season with a pandemic on the loose! When I laugh out loud, I forget about my troubles immediately. I have always loved stand-up comedy, but since comedy clubs are closed down these days I’ve shifted gears. Here, I have a short list of the comedians I plan to see on Netflix this Winter. Kevin Hart, Larry The Cable Guy, and several others have released new live stand-up performances. All I need is the remote control, a couple Keto Cups, and a hot tea…and I’m all set.

Let’s prioritize our health and the health of our loved ones this Winter (and beyond). Happy 2021 everyone! I can’t believe this looong year is almost over.

You can find the entire Fullscript article at https://fullscript.com/blog/holiday-season-health-tips?utm_source=email&utm_medium=patientcomms&utm_campaign=december-21-2020&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWVdRMFlUUXdZV1ZrTW1aaCIsInQiOiJzQTVJTFBJRkNra1ZWS0FvOXpvd0hvWkxPdnpKUnFpaVwvaWlOb2dzYnNXbUJSR1N0NnU3UXlEMEJ5NXZrREx0SDdcL1YreHR6S0JrdWcwS0FnXC9MRnVtWFZBblwvU1wvSlwva1pFbkJqWGhJWGIxQnRaVlpOTUtwVWoyUWc0STFIXC9XVjBOcmZzMURyWVFVa1wvQ3RQRVBsUzlzQT09In0%3D&fbclid=IwAR35CivVStcxpdHPCffywEU-wh0Uiq4YDo_ZtJNgyCs-6aZxwgiY5sLgrXk

Here’s to 2021,

Dr. Kim

dreaming healing

I’m really looking forward to Tuesday, December 15th  – that evening, three women authors and dreamworkers will be all together, sharing, chatting and laughing away, on the show Dreaming Healing. Kathleen O’Keefe Kanavos, aka Kat, is the creator and host of Dreaming Healing. Her live show introduces her viewers to all sorts of fascinating topics. On December 15th, Linda Yael Schiller and I, along with Kat, will be sharing the impact of some of our most profound dreams, and how we work with those dreams. We will share with you our process and our inspirations! Dreams that have diagnosed a chronic illness, dreams that have delivered prescriptive healing instruction, and even dreams with deceased loved ones that have brought peace and left us with deep gratitude will be shared. Have you had dreams like these? If so, then you know the power they hold and the gifts they provide. Linda, Kat and I all believe that dreams come in service, leading us toward health, healing and wholeness. Yes, even nightmares!

Let me tell you a little about us:

Kat is a three-time breast cancer survivor. She openly shares her experience in her books and anytime one asks her about it. Her dreams foretold breast cancer diagnoses – even the exact location, when physicians were dismissing her.

My own breast cancer related dreams seemed vague to me at first, even though they were recalled for almost a year prior to my diagnosis. Admittedly, I did not take them too seriously. After the diagnosis, I recalled instructive dreams that told me what to eat and what to avoid, as well as revealing deeper, underlying concerns. Today, dreams and shamanic journeys continue to guide me and provide soulful wisdom.

Linda brings a Kabbalistic lens to the table when it comes to dreams and wellness. She can share with us first-hand how visitations dreams can offer healing and transformation.

Each of us women has been trained in a variety of approaches to dreamwork, and each of us work with dreams in both similar and dissimilar ways. Kat’s show, Dreaming Healing, answers your questions and shares your comments live, so please pop in! We are available to help you dive into your dreams, no matter if you are just beginning a practice or are an experienced dreamer.

We welcome you and would love for you to reach out – we are here to answer you dream-inspired questions.

Linda can be reached at LindaYaelSchiller.com

Find Kat at KathleenOkeefeKanavos.com

And I am at ConsciousChimera.com – you are here now 😉

Love and laughter,

Dr. Kim