Professional Bio

Loraine Van Tuyl, PhD, CHT, is a licensed clinical psychologist, shamanic ecopsychologist, and a Depth Hypnosis practitioner. She has distilled thirty years of diverse and well-rounded professional experiences into an elegant and seamless integration of modern psychological expertise, ancient healing practices and nature wisdom. Her unique soul authority methods have empowered hundreds of sensitive leaders and transformation trailblazers in psychology, holistic health, academia, the arts, renewable energy, economics, social justice, social work, and spiritual entrepreneurship. Loraine’s deep understanding of unfulfilled professional empaths has helped her to connect to audiences far and wide. She has written extensively about her unconventional ideas in Thrive Global, Rebelle Society, Elephant Journal, and Medium, and is the author of Amazon Wisdom Keeper: a Psychologist’s Memoir of Spiritual Awakening

Her second book—Soul Authority: Liberatory Tools to Heal from Oppressive Patterns and Restore Trust in your Heart Compass, her cutting-edge magnum opus—addresses the most critical and salient social and mental health crises of our times and will be released in April 2022 (North Atlantic Books). In addition to being an expert guest on numerous podcasts and radio shows nationwide, Loraine has been invited to participate in intimate think tanks on topics such as mindfulness, racial healing, and bridging science and wisdom alongside leading consciousness pioneers and master teachers, such as Ruth King, Jack Kornfield, Thupten Jinpa, Sharon Salzberg, and Stephen Nachmanovitch. A few other professional settings and conventions where her innovative soul authority system was enthusiastically received by master- and doctoral-level colleagues include the UC Berkeley Counseling Center, the American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences, the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, the Native American Health Center, and the Mind & Life Institute.