Melissa Reese is a Holistic Practitioner, teacher, author, and speaker. She has a BA in Psychology from ASU and post education from Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, The Empowerment Partnership, and other training programs. She is a Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Psych-K practitioner, Life Coach, and Jikiden Reiki specialist. She has over 1,800 hours of training. She is the author of two books, "The Pursuit of Forgiveness" and "The Pursuit of More." She started her journey in the healing arts as an observer, watching her mom and dad transform their lives in a matter of ten days. Then, she became a client. Melissa started mainly with Hypnotherapy, and then NLP, Reiki, Acupuncture, and herbs. The work she did profoundly helped her transform her life in a very short period of time. She learned how to clear her anger, communicate more efficiently and effectively, and how self-care and self-work is imperative to implement as a regular part of life. Melissa also learned how be less judgmental and more open and curious to what life and people have to offer. She has learned that forgiveness and love are at the crux of any and all healing that can take place. Being an effective practitioner means doing the work. She is a strong believer in "walking the talk." She continues to learn through workshops, special training, reading, documentaries, and authentic conversations. She believes in the power of forgiveness and the importance of healing. She has overcome serious illness, worked through toxic relationships, and learned the importance of the word no, the word yes, and what boundaries mean. She believes we each have the tools to heal ourselves and we must first get out of our own way to be able to access and fully utilize them. She encourages and helps people to CREATE the life they desire to achieve by assisting them in transforming their perceived blocks and barriers and turn them into stepping stones. Within the pursuit lies the journey and within the journey lies the answers.