Kimberly Naugle Long, BA, COA, Usui Reiki, Karuna Reiki Master/ Teacher, Athens, GA
My Western credentials began in college. I began working towards an Associates of Fine Arts from Young Harris college where I fell in love with studying calculus, astronomy, and world religions.
At the University of Georgia I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology and a minor in Spanish after struggling to decide on an area of study. My main focus was on different cultures’ healing methods and views of the world. The sacred geometry in Mayan pyramids, the understanding of astronomy, and the focus on the Heavens fascinated me as well. We learned about the botanical knowledge in these groups as well as on the methods for healing which always included the spiritual side.
After finishing school, I search for jobs in the medical field to help me decide better which line of the healing arts I wished to learn and how to begin my own practice. I began practicing Reiki while also working in patient education and clinical work-up in a local Ophthalmology practice. I currently am in charge of the aesthetics at our office where I work part-time doing laser, IPL and radio frequency facials. After 14 years of clinical experience in Western medicine, my focus now returns to the Sacred geometry, integrals, healing sounds and how it all fits together to heal the body, mind, and soul.
My Eastern credentials include Master teacher levels in both Usui Reiki Ryoho and Karuna® Reiki. I have been practicing Usui Reiki Level I and II for 13 years and the Master Level since April 2014. In November of 2014 I started my learning of Sound Healing in a 6 session online course through Evolver Learning Lab which included the wisdom of Alexandre Tannous the host and the guest lecturers of Biosonic.com Dr. John Beaulieu, Sacredacoustics.com, and Jeff Volk of Cymatic studies.
In March of 2015 I received the Karuna Master/ Teacher level training. This accelerated my goal of opening a private practice outside of my home. Read more of my journey in Reiki and healing arts on here.
In November of 2015 I began taking classes in acupressure through the five month Acupressure Mastery Program with Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D. This coarse is amazing and I highly recommend signing up for any one of his many courses. I learned to combine the Otto 128 Tuning fork with the acupressure points to maximize balancing the energy in the body. The results from this has been amazing. It deepens the relaxation and sense of well-being throughout the whole body for longer lasting results.
Currently I am learning about Biofield Tuning. This has been a tremendous help for me by giving a map of the biofield and helping me to learn more about the areas of energy disruption that I have been finding in clients that are several feet off their bodies. Working with Ashley David, PhD has given me great insight and guidance to help facilitate the work I do helping clients to help themselves. The book Tuning the Human Biofield (link to book embedded) gives a wonderful culturally appropriate mapping of the chakras and how the emotions are stored in relationship to them. In the book, Eileen McKusick writes of her 20 years experience discovering where we store emotions in the form of trauma when we do not learn healthy emotional fluency. The information she provides has been tremendously helpful in furthering my skills in sessions. Click here to see my calendar for booking a session.
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