About Reverend Melissa Morrissey

I am a certified hypnotherapist, certified Pediatric Hypnotherapist, certified Pain Management Hypnotherapist, and certified Emergency Hypnosis Instructor.  I received my training through Mottin and Johnson Institute in 1997 and am certified through the National Guild of Hypnotists  and The International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy.  I feel that hypnosis is a rapidly growing and changing field and therefore am constantly reading and learning new information and techniques. I have completed additional courses in memory, Pediatric and Emergency Hypnosis, Advanced Hypnotherapy as well as several other areas.  I have been featured in newspapers as well as on radio programs.

A twenty-one year veteran of teaching with five years experience as a special education administrator, I bring to my profession a knowledge of children, teaching methods, and different ways to learn.  I completed my Bachelor of Science degree at Eastern Illinois University where I earned teaching certificates in the areas of learning disabilities, social/emotional disabilities, Intellectual disabilities, and elementary education.  I completed my Masters of Science degree at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in elementary education-reading.  I added an administrative endorsement from University of Illinois Springfield and a special education director endorsement from Concordia University.  I am a published author and have attended and presented numerous workshops, lectures and classes.  I was also a 2010 finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year.

Since childhood, I have been intuitive and empathetic.  Because of my passion for healing myself and others I continue to dig deeper into everything available to learn about spirituality, religion, and healing.  In 1999, I was initiated as a First Degree Reiki Practitioner.  In 2010, I completed a study of spiritual healing.  In 2012, I attained Level II in the USUI System of Reiki Natural Healing.  In 2018, I earned my Bachelor of Metaphysical Science from the University of Metaphysical Ministry at Sedona, Arizona.  I was ordained as a Metaphysical Minister.  I am a member of the Energy Medicine Professional Association and the Sherman Area Chamber of Commerce.

I have twenty-one years experience hypnotizing both adults and children in my private offices and Jersey Community Hospital.