Loraine Van Tuyl
Writing on Purpose: Transforming What Emerges out of the Shadows
January 11, 2018
4 PM PST 5 PM MST 6 PM CST 7 PM EST
Loraine Y. Van Tuyl is the author of the multi-award-winning debut memoir, Amazon Wisdom Keeper: A Psychologist’s Memoir of Spiritual Awakening (She Writes Press, Oct 2017). Loraine will discuss the soul yearnings and spiritual blueprints that our heroic transformation and skillfully crafted memoirs and personal stories ignite and catalyze in our readers. As a therapist and healer, she was surprised to receive feedback like this from strangers: “Who I am today doesn’t recognize the person I was back in September. I know that change, in large part, is from reading your book.” It majorly boosted her appreciation for the healing power of the written word and motivated her to distill and package her “medicine” and immediately start writing her second book, a self-help book. What you will learn from the discussion:
- How to flex and exercise your empathy and compassion muscles.
- How to identify and include universal wounding patterns and healing shifts in your unique story
- How to build catalytical, transformative momentum that encourages and elevates readers
- How to identify your purpose and callings through your writing, and extract programs and services inspired by your writing that your readers will hunger for after completing your book.
Loraine Van Tuyl, PhD, CHT, a holistic psychologist, shamanic healer, author, and Depth Hypnosis practitioner, offers her clients — social scientists, authors, educators, holistic healers, artists, change-makers, and psychotherapists from the Native American Health Center, the UC Berkeley Counseling Center, the Space Clearing Society of the Sacred Stream, and at her private practice, the Sacred Healing Well— deep soul sanctuary re-setting guidance by seamlessly weaving modern psychotherapeutic knowledge with ancient healing wisdom. She is currently working on her second book, Re-Divine your Awakening Amazon Goddess: Re-Tree-t, Re-Nature, and Re-Guard your Denatured, Wild Soul, which will compliment her debut memoir Amazon Wisdom Keeper as well as her upcoming online programs, workshops, and retreats for nature wisdom keepers in Costa Rica (April, 2018).
Thank you so much for the bravery you express and encourage. I am disappointed with myself that I signed up to the memoir writing course – I think it was in 2015 but with family of origin issues overwhelming, me, I was unable to participate… I have kept up the daily journaling though, and hope this year I can have enough time and space to prioritise my need to express something of my life journey as the child of parents who emigrated to England and there was no compass for me to negotiate the rocky terrain of white racsim combined with the forces of Muslim patriarchal demands for compliance.
Dear Yasmin, this detour, rather than taking away from your journey, may be what
to tap to identify your unique message and signature flavor. The benefits can be two-fold: provide you with deeper understanding and closure, and transform you into an expert guide for others.