Kellie Springer, RN
Registered Nurse, Intuitive Guide, and Reiki Master
How long have you practiced Reiki?
I can't remember exactly, but I believe I've been practicing Reiki for about 9 years.
What does a typical work day/week look like for you?
Typically I keep my work day to 2 or 3 clients so that I can be fresh and focused for each client. I work odd hours, in order to fit my family's schedule, but because some of my hours are out of the typical work day it is more convenient for some folks to make an appointment. I work Sun afternoons, Mon am's and Thurs pm's.
My clients have the option of having only a Reiki session or I can incorporate my intuitive guidance/insights and 25+ years of my own personal growth to help them more fully understand their emotional health and inner workings. The coaching that I offer is unique to me and it is with Reiki that I further integrate the lessons and energy of the session.
Can you give me some brief information on Reiki and anything you would like the WBC to know about your company?
Reiki can best be described as hands-on healing, it is not a form of massage. The practitioner is consciously allowing the Reiki energy to channel through them, via their hands, to support another. The client typically rests fully clothed on a massage table for the session, the majority of that time is on their back and most times the session is completed with the client laying on their stomach.
For me, there is no typical session. People will experience many and varied things: Falling asleep, strong emotions, warmth from my hands, tingling or energy jolts, the seeing of colors, etc. The one thing that is consistent is that folks leave feeling calmer and more centered, which is why many people use Reiki for stress reduction.
I also write a blog, which won the One Lovely Blog award and those posts can be found on www.kelliespringer.com. It is there that I muse about life and challenge the beliefs we hold in our own minds and as a society. Its focus is personal growth.
In September I am proud to say that I published my memoir, Relentless: A Journey of Forgiveness. It is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. In it, I chronicle my path of recovery and healing from the abuses I endured as a child. I feel that my story is not just for those that have been abused, but is instead a call to all to own their truth, story, thoughts and feelings so that they too might live from a place of greater authenticity.
What did you do prior to this?
I worked as a psychiatric Registered Nurse for 13 years. It is with that background that I am able to further assist clients in their personal growth if they choose that option versus a "straight Reiki session". I took time off from nursing to raise my boys and eventually began my Reiki practice when they were older.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I enjoy taking walks, sometimes solo but often with our youngest dog, Moe. I also enjoy reading, playing games as a family and going out to dinner with friends.
How long have you been with the WBC/WRN?
I think it has been 2 years.