Emerge Expand Embody 
Gaia’s Grace and Guidance

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Are you secretly PLAYING SMALL because you’ve been waiting for a BIGGER, MORE CONSCIOUS PLAYING FIELD?

ACHING to EXCAVATE your deep well of wisdom, courage, and soul-callings to help HEAL and RENATURE our denatured, patriarchal world?

No need to wait any longer.


It’s high time for us to shift from swimming upstream in today’s left-of-center margins to:

  • fully exhaling and deeply inhaling in circles of like-minded, sensitive soul si-stars
  • feeling centered, effective, and celebrated when doing our souls’ important work
  • catalyzing and expanding our GAME-CHANGING IMPACT
  • raising global consciousness and tipping the scales toward collective wholeness
  • creating a socially and ecologically just, renatured, post-patriarchal world

This MESSAGE IS FOR YOU if you have known in your bones—perhaps as early as grade school—that you were born to ALLEVIATE SUFFERING and DEVASTATION caused by INJUSTICE and IGNORANCE.

That you’re here to PLAY BIG and MAKE A REAL DENT but have been holding back and waiting for the RIGHT TIME to make your BOLDEST MOVES. You intuitively sensed that the PLAYING FIELD was TOO SMALL even though this made no sense whatsoever.

Loraine is the real deal, a one-of-a-kind true healer, and I consider myself so lucky to have been gifted the chance to work with her during this lifetime.
Xiao Lin
Xiao Lin, MS, Writer, Editor, Publicist
Loraine has given me the tools and vision that I need to make my life happy and balanced – which is the greatest gift one could ask for.
Denise Colby
Denise Colby, PhD, Depth Hypnosis Practitioner, Yoga instructor, Founder - Integrated Wellness

As a child, you didn’t get that EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR SOULFUL MISSION that you now feel SO PASSIONATE and
PROTECTIVE about defies logic.

And like so many of your soul si-stars, who’re now awakening their sleeping dragons in mass numbers, you’ve also gotten the mysterious memo that the TIME TO EMERGE IS NOW and are super excited to WHIP OUT YOUR BEST MOVES.

But... you feel strangely frozen in the past.

Your passionate, trailblazing torch has dimmed down to meh lukewarm, if not futile ice cold. You can barely remember where you put your keys or what you had for lunch, let alone worry about saving the planet.

You’re competent, brilliant, and compassionate. You’ve got an arsenal of practical skills and knowledge that’s only getting bulkier and heavier. You know your stuff, inside and out, but you’re just not able to shift into the right gear, take charge of your dreamlife, and sustain doing the things that once got you fired up.


Many fierce, wise women get stuck in a classic double-bind that traps us into initiation frustration, sadly, for months, sometimes years.

I loved the wisdom I gained from the meditations but I most appreciated being encompassed by like-minded women. I appreciated having this space to feel safe and vulnerable because I knew that the others in the group spoke 'my language.' They wouldn't think that I was crazy because they too have unraveled their layers.
Hailey M.
Hailey M., High School Teacher, Medium

This is what it entails, more or less:

The urge to defiantly SHINE YOUR BRILLIANCE in all of its glory—despite running the risk that your revolutionary soul callings may be misunderstood, mocked, and even ousted into oblivion—is AMPING UP...

... and simultaneously SQUASHED by SELF-DOUBT, inexplicable TERROR, and PRESSURE TO TAME and TONE DOWN your threatening, trailblazing ideas as soon as you approach a new edge of growth and vulnerability.

Old fear and pesky intergenerational patterns passed down from womb to womb are blurring your sense of realistic threat and true potential.

Even if you were a rebel, as I was, you may have learned to keep your important mission low-key and underground, scaling it way down to minimize hassle and harm.

It has been such an honor to work with Loraine. To experience such enriching voyages into myself and carrying it through in daily life has been one of the most unique, healing, and glorious dynamic practices that my spirit will hold onto through and through. This is just a fraction of the deep abyss filled with rich gleaming tokens that she's equipped me with that sparkle throughout the day. So deeply thankful to have found her.
Jenny C.
Jenny C., Social Entrepeneur

Understandably, these COOPED-UP ENERGIES and this CHRONIC DEVALUING of our true nature and soul's purpose create INNER HAVOC that often gets MISINTERPRETED and PATHOLOGIZED as some kind of mental disorder.

#METOO, my friend, I’ve been there— as a graduate student in clinical psychology, I was certain that I fit the criteria for at least half a dozen DSM diagnoses.

These STORIES OF SELF-BLAME that we unwittingly adopt crush our heart and spirit.

What we need instead is profound RE-WIRING, RE-MEMBERING, and RE-MINDING that can only happen on a soul level with skilled guidance and support.

I was an avid collector of disorders and insecurities for nearly 20 years. Loraine knew that she, herself, could not find the secret locations of the pain that had become disunited within me – a different temper than I had previously experienced. It was through many sessions of guided hypnotherapy and aided self-discovery that I began to harness the tools in order to piece my shattered selves together again. I had not simply found an ailment then had Loraine heal it, but instead, Loraine had given me my own tools to fix any issue I might potentially confront. With Loraine’s help, I was able to unite a majority of my fractured selves. It is amazing how complete and balanced I feel today and I, still, continue to grow and use the tools she provided. And though there are hundreds of differences I can discuss between myself a couple years ago and today, the result of Loraine’s guidance is as follows: I am happy – finally.
Valerie Vargas
Valerie Vargas, MEd, Education Specialist, Artist

The RE-WIRING involves RE-ALIGNING thought patterns, biochemical and neurological activity, and habits fueled by modern society’s oppressive norms and an inner critic that headlocks us in a rut.

The RE-MINDING and RE-MEMBERING, however, have to do with JUMPSTARTING and RE-ENERGIZING our DORMANT wise blueprints and UNDERNOURISHED inner mystics to get us back into a natural groove and juicy, synchronistic flow.


These neglected parts have been waiting patiently, COMPLETELY INTACT BUT DROWNED OUT by louder voices. They just need to be AMPLIFIED, ENERGIZED and HEARD.

They are like a TIME-RELEASE PILL waiting for YOUR GREEN LIGHT and a WOOWOO-FRIENDLY PLAYING FIELD where you can safely reveal all of your subtle gifts and hidden gems and are wildly celebrated for who you are and what you have to offer.


Loraine has a beautifully simple yet thorough style of counseling. She leads you to the answers you need rather than only listens to what you have to say. I very much enjoyed each session for every time I left her office, I felt like I had discovered a new piece of myself. I absolutely loved hypnotherapy and her shamanic journeys, and found them to be incredibly enlightening. She helped me realize that I have the tools and the capabilities to address and work through life’s curve balls. I would highly recommend Loraine to anyone who has the will to change, has an open mind, and is struggling with the mundane for she truly helped me to see life in a brand new light.
Emily E.
Emily E., PhD, Biologist

Your soul needs a CONSCIOUS PLAYING FIELD and game rules that honor equality, respect, and inclusion of the socially marginalized, but most powerful parts in you. A MYSTERY-INFUSED PLAYING FIELD that is both level and multidimensional.

That recognizes that this double-bind is your greatest challenge and teacher in life
that your
PURPOSE and POWER lie in your NUANCED INSIGHTS and unstoppable determination to close these painful gaps between yourself and others with authentic communication and connection.

This TESTED-AND-TRIED PLAYING FIELD is steeped in deep understanding of this PARADOXICAL TRUTH: that by fully connecting to your soulful, wise self, you will automatically connect to the


Loraine helped me to learn very quickly that much of my anxiety and past feelings of victimization stemmed in large part from being a "highly sensitive person". What a tremendous relief to realize that my characteristics that I had seen as weaknesses (being heavily affected by others; taking others' feelings on as my own) could be strengths as well! I learned to see these characteristics that had hurt me in the past in a new light and positively: I can easily understand others' perspectives, I have tremendous empathy, and I can use my sensitivity to deepen and strengthen the intimacy of my relationships instead of making them more volatile.
Sally C.
Sally C., Public Health Educator and Conflict Resolution Facilitator

Just by BEING ALIVE and expanding our PRESENCE with PERSISTENCE, we will TRANSFORM OUR WORLD, one person, one family, one institution, and one ecosystem at the time.

... is my signature self-healing model especially designed to empower awake and devoted pioneers like you by helping you to more fully own, re-guard, and expand your potent impact and soul’s work.


With GAIA’s GRACE and GUIDANCE from the SACRED 7 DIRECTIONS and your OWN DREAMTEAM of SPIRIT GUIDES— which are the KEY INGREDIENTS of my SECRET SAUCE you'll learn to target and CLEAR DEBILITATING IMPRINTS that held you back and create a COMPACT, ELEGANT SOUL SANCTUARY that will alchemize your growth and transformation from:

I was able to connect with each of the elements, and it was amazing how cleansing, transformative, and powerful each meditation was to break up past densities, thick thought patterns, and to allow fresh, new, expansive, and fun energy back into my life.
Teresa Shen
Teresa Shen, LAC, Master of Chinese Medicine, CEO/Lead Physician, Eastern Medical Center
  • hurting and hiding to healing and leading with profound trust in your deep well of natural ingenuity, fierce compassion, and intuitive resilience
  • despising your disconnected pain-body and inability to outsmart mystery to loving your sensual, sensitive truth-body and creative abundance
  • ongoing sabotage by an inner critic to living a productive dream life, pursuing purpose-filled passions and completing meaningful projects that are guided and celebrated by a masterful inner mystic 


As a Program Manager of our Tribal Home Visiting Program at the Native American Health Center, I searched hard to find different trainings and workshops to help my staff sustain themselves in the very complex and difficult work that supported some of our most vulnerable community members. Loraine facilitated a way for participants to connect to the deeper reason and purpose for their work. The kind of insight she helped participants engage in went far beyond ‘washing off’ after a tough day at work—participants began to fill their inner well of resources and maintain its on-going use in their work and lives.
Anne Lowe
Anne Lowe, MSW, Social Work Instructor, Psychotherapist


  • weeping woes and weird woowoo to wowzer, whoa, what-just-happened?! wonder
  • fearing mental dis-order and discomfort to reframing the uncertainties and intensity of transformational chaos as healthy by-products and catalysts for greater spiritual order
  • spinning your karmic wheels in never-ending initiation frustration to birthing the dharmic fruits of your hard labor to build a renatured, ecofeminist, post-patriarchal world


The use of hypnotherapy with Loraine immediately departed from any therapy experience up to that point. I was certainly resistant at first, but gradually understood how it helped me to access emotions that I was silencing for years – consciously or not. My discomfort at the idea was revealing of an inability to address concerns on any level other than intellectual, speech-based dialogue. Hypnotherapy ultimately provided me with a deep understanding of how one’s concerns and emotions may be easily understood intellectually but that this insight may not be adequate in changing behavioral patterns. The hypnotherapy sessions often left me feeling infused with strength – that my core elements were in equilibrium – something which I never achieved easily with talk therapy alone, which seems to rely more heavily upon conscious recognition and effort to change one’s behaviors, attitudes, and perceptions. Through hypnotherapy, I was able to come to terms with some behavioral patterns in a more productive way. Most rewarding, however, was an acute feeling of emotional and physical wholeness which I began to experience after sessions involving hypnotherapy.
Tabbi A.
Tabbi A., PhD, Ancient History Professor


  • being trapped in the false stories created by your denatured, wounded self to Being at least 1 degree more PRESENT IN your WHOLENESS, WELL-BEING, and SELF-WORTH
  • depletion, exhaustion, and compassion fatigue to Being (a) Well that fills up, deepens, and expands the more you use it and satiate parched hearts and souls from your unlimited source
  • wrestling with the paradoxical polarities of life to empowering your sacred feminine | masculine sides and fully harmonizing and integrating these artificially-split yin | yang energies.


Working with Loraine has changed my life! She taught me how to connect to my inner wisdom and trust my intuition. This gave me the courage and conviction to change career paths and follow my calling. As a social justice advocate and mental health counselor, fighting against social inequities and supporting people in healing is incredibly meaningful, but it can be draining at times. Loraine’s 7 directions model helps me stay grounded and centered with strong boundaries so I can be more effective and also take care of myself.
Jamie S.
Jamie S., PhD, Mental Health Provider


  • living life like a confused caterpillar, too afraid to undergo the process of metamorphosis, to emerging as a beautiful butterfly, spreading magical pollen and fertilizing everything along your path
  • feeling lost, hopeless, and overwhelmed by daily demands and setbacks to discovering the golden trail of stepping stones offering you synchronistic guidance, love, and abundance along your soul’s path


Loraine is immensely gifted, and overall just radiates with caring energy. To say that she has saved my life in many ways is an understatement. As she would say, she helped me tap into my own abilities to not only save myself but move in energetic upward shifts toward positivity, power, peace and happiness, fulfillment in life, work and all relationships in ways that I could never have imagined. The tools and practices I learned from Loraine are so helpful when I feel overwhelmed, and feel myself spiraling down in wounding. It’s now much easier for me to step out of intoxicating habits and patterns that used to get me stuck in sadness, guilt, self-loathing or anger. I recently shifted myself while having an intense reaction and feeling very triggered. I took a breath and surrounded myself with the elements, feeling safe in my own orb of light and able to feel love and compassion for myself and even sending it to those who upset me.
Xiao Lin
Xiao Lin, MS, Writer, Editor, Publicist
I feel stronger, more grounded, more compassionate, more in touch with my passion, and more gentle with myself as a result of working with Loraine. She has been a very powerful mentor and has really guided me in a way that has kept me true to myself and my higher self as well as my place in the spirit of the world. I didn't know before what it was like to have someone mirror me and also hold me to the spirit of my higher self, but as I got to know her, I realized that I had been searching for such a reflection. It was so challenging to face that reflection, but so nourishing and balancing over time. I feel as though I have struggled so much with emotion, spirituality, and "my path" for so long, but after starting to meet with her, the struggle turned into amazing movement and growth. I love that her work is about strengthening me so that I can continue to strengthen, develop, integrate, fall gracefully, and be compassionate to myself on my own. That is the most POWERFUL gift.
Anne Lowe
Anne Lowe, MSW, Social Work Instructor, Psychotherapist

What is included

Weekly Guided Meditations

Weekly Shamanic Journeys

Weekly Live (Recorded) Calls

Supportive & Sacred Fb Sisterhood 

Alchemy Action Steps

Bonus Resources

Soul S-A-N-C-T-U-A-R-Y Alchemy Action Guide & Handbook

Free E-book of my award-winning memoir,

Amazon Wisdom Keeper

Inspirational Videos and Music

Cutting-Edge Articles and Research


With the help of a personal TREE guide, you’ll connect to the ABOVE principle of the As Above – So Below idiom. This helps your disconnected ego-mind to transcend itself, adopt a spiritual orientation, and open up to cosmic guidance from our star ancestors, Father Sun, and the Galactic center. Dropping into your roots will allow you to draw mineral, elemental, plant, animal, and ancestral guidance and nourishment into your body, and connect to the principles of darkness, mystery and the unseen of the BELOW dimension. Your mind will start to align with paradox and the life, death and rebirth cycles of the divine Goddess, Grandmother Moon, the seasons, circles and spirals of Mother Earth. This spiritual process and orientation sets you up to most effectively hack the linear, chronological, rational, and polarized worldviews that we operate from on a regular basis.


This Wisdom guide breathes more spaciousness in any tense situation and dislodges your ego-mind from familiar, but false, stories and beliefs. It helps you to face the big picture, the long view, and your highest truth, and offers creative insight, fresh perspectives, and resolutions by using your imagination, intuitive ingenuity, and extrasensory psychic powers to problem solve.


This PROTECTION guide is fueled by your life energy and passions, and helps you to set healthy boundaries. Just like a fever, anger tells you where your energy fields begin and end, and when you’re under threat. Its ultimate goal is to re-establish peace and balance, not burn without limits to hurt and control others. Rekindling and reigniting your relationship with this steady source of heat and passion is essential in regulating your energy, outlook, and moods, and sustaining your inner flame and soul purpose endeavors.


This GROUNDING guide helps you to keep track of your organic growth in tangible ways. There are ways to measure your progress and mastery around all aspects your being, including your spirituality. Earth provides structure, has your back, and allows your mind to align itself to Mother Nature’s slow pace. It helps you to become more patient, stop comparing yourself to others, practice and ground new skills and aligned abundance, and enjoy the blooming of your flowers and sun-ripening of your fruit in your own time.


This sensual SOOTHING guide offers comfort and clarity by interpreting your needs and e-motion — your energy in motion. It cleanses, nourishes, and detoxes your heart, mind, body and soul with your tears, sweat, blood, and fluids, and invites you to engage in the wonder-filled flow of life by making oceanic space for your emotional depths and letting go of judgments and fear.


Your CRYSTAL CLEAR COMPASS lies at the nexus of each of these elements and births new life and possibilities out of paradox and out of your alchemizing chrysalis. It’s the place where luscious lava kisses air and water to form fertile, dark land. You are a similar, dynamic work of art, constantly dissolving and reorganizing creative energy that moves through you into more highly integrated expressions of consciousness in likeness of our Earth Mother. This is the secret to feeling spacious yet solid, and being able to hone your flow and sustain your flame, all at once. 


In the next BONUS INTEGRATION MODULE and two bonus live meetings (Live meeting #7 and a final wrap up #8), we will bring all the elements, directions, and teachings together. You will have accumulated weeks of practice and will have implemented ALCHEMY ACTION STEPS that were guided by the 7 Sacred directions, your dream team of guides, and your resilient, intuitive SOUL MIND and HEART COMPASS, allowing you to make your most important decisions from a clear and multidimensional center. Within this realigned, flexible heart center, you will do a SOUL PURPOSE RETRIEVAL and will receive integrated, practical guidance about your future steps to stay your course.

About Me

I’m Loraine Van Tuyl, PhD, CHT

. . . a holistic psychologist, Depth Hypnosisshamanic practitioner, dynamic speaker, WomanSpeak leader, and award-winning author of Amazon Wisdom Keeper: a Psychologist’s Memoir of Spiritual Awakening.

You can find more details about me and my practice at www.thesacredhealingwell.com

I believe that the most effective way to heal and renature our denatured, patriarchal world is by excavating and supporting women’s deep wells of wisdom, bold dreams and game-changing missions. My two decade devotion to awakening fierce, wise women has led to the empowerment of hundreds of trailblazers in the fields of psychology, holistic health, academia, the arts, renewable energy, social justice, and entrepreneurship through my workshops, online presence, and at my holistic private practice, the Sacred Healing Well. Within the transformative framework of my signature Soul Sanctuary Alchemy self-healing model, I teach these brilliant women how to cultivate unwavering trust in their creative powers, clarity and intuitive ingenuity that’s honed by Gaia’s sacred 7 directions and their own dreamteam of spirit guides.

My work has appeared in Elephant Journal, Rebelle Society, and Byrdie. I have presented multiple times at the UC Berkeley Counseling Center and Native American Health Center, and have been interviewed by the Amazon Conservation Team, Divine Insight, All Things Therapy, Conscious Talk, Good Vibrations, Power your Life, and more.

I plan on reserving 10% of all enrollment fees to develop and offer a similar, low cost online course that will serve high-risk indigenous and other low-income youth who lack access to quality resources.

Loraine is an absolutely amazing individual and healer. I have been taking workshops and classes with her for the last few years, and from the moment I met her have been deeply impressed by her wisdom and brilliance. She is plugged into the world of spirit and energy in a way that very few people are, and has a deep understanding of the nature of reality and how to utilize that understanding and knowledge in her work with others. She is a true wise woman and anyone working with her will certainly be transformed by her presence alone. She brings to the table a deep knowledge of what is called for in the moment and will be indispensable help
to anyone working with her.
Kara Earls
Kara Earls, Reiki Master teacher, Shamanic Energy Healer, Priestess
Loraine is masterful. She captivates the girls with her storytelling and brings a wisdom and warmth to our circle that is genuine and special. The girls (ages 5-11) all look forward to our annual healing circle and what Loraine Rainbow Crystal Woman has in store for us. When both dads and daughters have done journeys, the stories that come out are always surprising and profound. Loraine takes time to dissect the meaning, describing the symbolism behind certain animal guides and leaves the girls feeling captivated, validated, and special. What we thought was a thing "for the kids" turned into a meaningful activity for the dads as well. The men shared their respective journeys and with Loraine's leadership, showed their daughters that it's okay to open up, share your experience, and learn. A truly unique and special bonding experience between father and daughter! Loraine is a fantastic leader — we feel very fortunate to have her as an honorary "Glowing Cougar." The past six annual drumming circles led by Loraine will NEVER be forgotten... by any of us. They are truly something special, different, and enriching.
Aldo (Chief Raging Bull), Mt. Diablo Region YMCA Adventure Guide Program


Beginning to advanced meditators interested in learning shamanic techniques to connect to wise, fierce, grounding and soothing elemental guidance.

Serious practitioners interested in building a leak-proof chrysalis or sealing their existing soul womb to be able to handle any curveball that life throws them.

Warriors who are feeling called to uplevel their game and play bigger by excavating their best gifts and embodying a daily practice for the greater good.

Soul si-stars eager to connect with others and create dream lives of joy, abundance, magic, strength, and exponential impact where it matters the most.

Wisdom keepers ready to have the time of their lives, step into their fullest potential, tango with their true purpose, and trust their soul to soar.

Who is it not for?

Seekers who want to avoid triggers at all cost and are NOT interested in a course and a support network that will lead them to their edge of growth.

Warriors who are in acute emotional distress or crisis and have strong impulses and a history of either harming themselves or others when triggered.

Sisters who are looking for a magic pill or tools to replace their individual psychotherapy and/or medications without considering the delicate and deep 1-1 calibrations this requires (and won’t be provided).

Practitioners who have no interest in learning to use their ego-mind’s potential to align with guidance that comes through (because of habit or old practices) or in honoring my step-by-step safety instructions to minimize spiritual emergencies. 

Debaters, blamers, and haters not interested in examining their intellectual, political, and heated perspectives, valid or not, from personal, vulnerable angle.


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