"Often it's the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self." (Karen Salmansohn)

Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Kim Hanlon

I live in the charming city of Alameda, CA with my husband. While I was already in the wellness field, the death of my brother in 2012 brought me eventually to grief recovery work.

I now help clients achieve balance and wellness through grief recovery work and/or health coaching. I have a Masters in Health Education, with a specialization in Nutrition, and am certified as a Grief Recovery Specialist®. My practice is grounded in holding space for clients to determine their goals and needs as well as develop trust in their innate wisdom they already hold for finding wellness.

Health education should be practiced holistically - looking at all viable modalities as well as all aspects of one's life and environment that impact her health. It is exciting work, and there are always new things to learn as research develops and new clients present unique situations.

As a Grief Recovery Specialist ®, I work with the Grief Recovery Method ®. I help people look at their beliefs about dealing with loss and the losses they have experienced so they can take actions to complete unresolved emotions that continue to cause them pain.

Grief recovery and overall wellness are closely related. I provide a unique service to clients who wish to both recovery from loss experiences and find balance in other areas of wellness. The mind/body/heart/spirit are all closely intertwined and interdependent.


Greater Alameda Business Association (GABA)

National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP)

Health At Every Size (pledge)

The Grief Recovery Institute