About Loraine Van Tuyl
Loraine Van Tuyl, PhD, CHT, is a shamanic ecopsychologist, a Depth Hypnosis practitioner, and the award-winning author of Amazon Wisdom Keeper: a Psychologist’s Memoir of Spiritual Awakening. Her second book—Soul Authority for Sensitive Leaders: 7 Secrets to Transforming Yourself and the World Without Getting Lost in Overwhelm, Fear and Self-Doubt––will be available in Spring 2021.
Loraine has distilled thirty years of professional expertise into a potent blend of modern, ancient and nature wisdom practices, and has written extensively about them in Thrive Global, Rebelle Society, Elephant Journal and Medium. Her unique soul authority system has empowered hundreds of transformation trailblazers in psychology, holistic health, academia, the arts, clean energy, social justice and spiritual entrepreneurship.
A guest on numerous podcasts, Loraine has trained doctoral-level professionals and has presented at UC Berkeley (invited four times!), the American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences, the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and the Native American Health Center.
Loraine has an amazing story. She went rogue and returned to her rainforest roots when she was a graduate student in a clinical psychology program.
As a highly sensitive and intuitive empath, her soul painfully clashed with the fragmenting and labeling practices that were common place in the mental health field. She’d worked far too hard to preserve her wholeness and spiritual connection to the Amazon rainforest of her native Suriname to give them up so easily.
The strength and guidance of the forest sanctuary that now lived in her heart had passed numerous trials and tribulations, including a military coup. She was shocked to discover that her indoctrination into clinical psychology ended up oppressing and testing her soul authority more than her past traumatic experiences.
Not only did she hold her own during her face-off with an intimidating giant: she was able to dissect and articulate how she’d re-natured her de-natured lost self and why she wanted to guide her clients in similar ways. This sowed the seeds of her current HEAL LOVE LEAD with SOUL AUTHORITY™ and OWN YOUR NATURAL GENIUS ZONE™ programs.