This week Erin welcomed Kim Flournoy DiJoseph to the show! This powerful conversation was hopefully just the beginning of many more!
Kim Flournoy DiJoseph of the shadow work integration practice, @hotmesswork, has been called a “punk rock, modern-day Chinese medicine woman” who “sees the clearest in the dark,” and described by clients as having a “unique blend of intuitive healer and coach” and “someone who does her own work, so she can prepare and guide us in ours.”
With 25+ years of combined, professional practice as a psychodynamic-bent, trauma-informed therapist way before the term was a thing, a social justice and anti-violence advocate building empathy and bridges across the victim/perpetrator dichotomy, and an associate professor in teaching with emphasis in vicarious trauma and holistic wellness of social work students and practitioners, Kim is firmly grounded in a continuum of theoretical and systematically-legitimized approaches to teaching and supporting folx through crisis, grief, trauma, and change. In part catalyzed by a transformative and karmic-jolting awakening following the murder of her mother in 2012, Kim’s personal, healing journey and practice evolved into a calling to serve and offer a new-to-her way to approach supporting folx: @hotmesswork
Hot Mess Work as an approach is a fluid, yet integrated merging of innate abilities, Jungian shadow work, eastern religion and Chinese shamanism, evolutionary astrology, mindfulness practice, the iChing, and whatever else just feels true and right. Regardless of the influence, the work is intuitively guided by messages and confirmations that come through psychically from Kim’s own and/or clients’ ancestors.The major emphasis of this work is accurately identifying the root of client’s stuckness and the subsequent integration of all of their parts, shadow and light — ultimately, for folks to work on their own sh*t as a means to working on our much-needed universal collective shift.
Kim is a cisgender, non-black POC mother, healer, writer, teacher, partner, consultant, and innerwork activist living and loving in Richmond, Virginia with a native Carolina blue heart. She is especially grateful for time in the kitchen and the ocean.
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