About

Olivia Morgaine on a Beach in Sunlight

About

Olivia Hope Morgaine holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in depth oriented psychology, based on the work of Carl G. Jung. She is a certified health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and draws on over twenty years of extensive somatic studies deepened through teaching yoga, pilates, and barre. Olivia has worked with food and wellness luminaries such as David Wolfe, and has been trained in plant based cuisine through Matthew Kenney Culinary. Her approach to health coaching emphasizes biodiversity, and supports clients in the discovery of what authentically nourishes them physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Olivia emphasizes an approach to healing that honors the interdependence of psyche, meaning soul, or mind, and body. Her specialty is how the psyche languages itself through symptoms, especially somatic ones. Olivia engages writing from the body’s perspective, dream work, archetypal and symbolic amplification, and embodied meditation to support clients in accessing the point of view of the psyche within the symptom. Symptoms are not viewed as problems to be fixed, but as chalices of potential wisdom, positive direction, and authentic meaning.

Having personally faced and overcome significant health challenges, including life threatening illness, Olivia brings tremendous insight, compassion, and empathy to her work with others. Olivia’s coaching and writing reflect her call to share with others the healing that is possible through perseverance, awareness, self acceptance, humor, constructive action, and love.

Olivia writes on food, health, psychology, and spirituality. Her work has been featured in publications that include Zagat’s and Frommer’s guides, “The Malibu Chronicle,” and “Yogi Times”. She has also been featured on the radio: The Mark Perry Show, “A Matter of the Mind” to discuss healing approaches to negative body image. A speaker and workshop presenter, Olivia most recently shared her work, “Writing the Invisible Visible” at “Seeing Red,” hosted by the Assisi Institute for Archetypal Patterning. Currently an MFA candidate in creative non-fiction at Goucher College, Olivia is writing her first book which is about food addiction, and recovery. An INFJ, the rare bird of the Myers Briggs Indicator, Olivia makes her nest in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She works with clients and groups around the world. You may reach her here regarding writing, health coaching, workshops, and speaking engagements.