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Melissa LongHi, my name is Melissa Long. I am a Senior Accredited Brandon Bays Journey Practitioner and I am passionate about Journey work. I have been practising it since 2001 and it still astounds me to witness the dramatic transformation that occurs in most people following a process.

I have had a lifelong interest in holistic therapies that began with my training as an NFSH (National Federation of Spiritual Healers) healer. Prior to starting a family I worked as an NNEB (National Nursery Examination Board) nursery nurse with pre-school children and after having a child of my own, I embarked upon a degree course in psychology and early childhood studies. This, along with my experience as a mother, has proved invaluable when giving Journey processes to children and teenagers.

My life has been very rich and varied in terms of the challenges I have experienced. I grew up in a dysfunctional family in which I soon learned not to expect my needs to be met.

The feelings of worthlessness I felt as a child were re-enforced in a very unhappy marriage and after years of feeling unfulfilled, I eventually became ill. It began in 2001 when I noticed a pea-sized lump over one of my breasts. Although reassured that it was harmless, it was surgically removed anyway. To my horror I was told two weeks later, following a biopsy, that it was cancerous.

This initially threw me into huge fear and turmoil so I began to seek out answers from my own research. As I became more knowledgeable, the fear gave way to empowerment and optimism. I decided to tackle the cancer without the use of drugs or radiotherapy. Instead I sought out holistic therapists specialising in cancer to support me whilst monitoring the level of my recovery with the use of tumour marker blood tests.

Melissa Long and Brandon Bays - The JourneyThis is what led me to the Brandon Bays Journey work. Whilst reading Brandon’s first book The Journey about her recovery from cancer I had an inner knowing that this work would help me. I then experienced the immense power of the work by attending a series of workshops led by Brandon herself. Pretty soon I was hooked and decided to train to be a practitioner. Towards the end of my training I was finally told that the breast cancer had gone, and I feel that all the emotional clearing I underwent during this period was a contributory factor in my recovery.

During these years of recovery I found myself evolving on every level and seemed to gain access to the pure essence of my soul. I witnessed many changes in myself, some dramatic and some more subtle. Eventually I realised that I was living my life as an expression of my authentic self without fear of disapproval or judgement.

It soon became clear that I could no longer exist in my unfulfilling marriage and after twenty-five years, I somehow found the courage to begin divorce proceedings. It turned out to be one of the most challenging episodes of my life. However I am now very grateful for this experience as apart from liberating me, it also led to another huge period of growth and learning which has been invaluable when helping others through a similar set of circumstances.

Melissa Long’s professional qualifications

  • Brandon Bays Journey Certificate. Senior Accredited Journey Practitioner.
  • N.A.E.T. Certificate (advanced). Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique.
  • N.N.E.B Certificate. National Nursery Examination Board.
  • N.F.S.H Certificate. National Federation of Spiritual Healers.
  • B.F.R.P. Bach Flower Registered Practitioner.
  • Psychology & Early Childhood Studies Diploma. University of East Anglia.
  • Journey Massage Certificate. A Touch of The Divine.
  • Kinesiology Certificate. John Logue College of Professional Kinesiology.