Who Am I?

Hello, Melissa here! I’m owner and founder of Envisioned Life Institute LLC, a certified Reiki Master and life coach. How did I come to become a business owner? How did I discover Reiki? Well, I can tell you it didn’t happen over night. I didn’t used to know much about what Reiki was – or think it was a real thing. I didn’t used to have the confidence to lead, speak in front of groups, run workshops or put myself out there spiritually. So, how did I get here?

My Story

I am a born helper with a background in working with people. I previously worked in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), as an ABA Therapist and Behavior Consultant, teaching individuals with autism. I have taught kids in everything from dance to yoga and music. I have taught English to children in China, ( English as a Foreign Language or TEFL). I have always been curious about the human mind and human behavior. In my undergrad, I studied psychology and my masters is in education/Applied Behavior Analysis, which branched from behaviorism. I have years of experience in teaching others how to change their behavior.

In 2020, I realized how dissatisfied I was with my life. I had life-long dreams that I wasn’t working toward. I wanted to be a published author since I was a kid. Negative thoughts were taking over my mind. I was anxious and lacked self-confidence. There was a constant nagging feeling that my life should be much, much different. I knew what I wanted to do, but I didn’t know how to get there. I didn’t believe in myself. I was unhappy with myself and my life. I felt out of control and as though I was living in fear – fear that I would never have the life I wanted or accomplish my dreams.

I set off on a journey of self-development, healing, and self-growth. I discovered The Law of Attraction, that like attracts like. I discovered the power of positive thinking. I discovered the role the imagination can play in creating the life I wanted. I decided my first step was to shift my mindset from negative to positive and to practice gratitude daily. I joined a 60-day challenge in 2020 which involved developing six daily habits: adjusting my diet, exercising, taking cold showers, writing in a journal, not drinking alcohol, and reciting positive affirmations. I added in the daily habits of reading motivational books, listening to motivational podcasts, meditating, and yoga.

Then, I discovered Reiki energy healing. I used Reiki to help heal from past trauma and I found it to be transforming for me on a deep level. I even used it to help heal from long-term Covid. I was moved by how much it helped me, so I decided to study Reiki and become a certified Usui Reiki Master so I could help others.

Through these practices I have shifted my mindset and changed my life! I have started a business of my own to help share my journey and results with others – Envisioned Life Institute! The flexibility in my work schedule has allowed me to pursue my dream of becoming a published author. I now write on a regular basis and I am submitting to agents and publishers – so stay tuned! Follow me on Facebook to learn more, as I will share more details about my story!

I look forward to being a part of your journey in creating the life you have always dreamed of!

Thank you and Namaste,

Melissa Marie Watson, M.Ed., Certified Usui Reiki Master, Certified Life Coach

Envisioned Life Institute LLC, Owner and Founder