Melissa "Missy" Sorrells, M.S., CCC-SLP
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Provider of NeurOptimal Advanced Brain Training System
Quantum Healing Hypnosis Practitioner
(Level 2~~trained under Dolores Cannon)
My academic background is in the field of Speech-Language Pathology and I practiced this very rewarding career for over 20 years. At the beginning of my career, I provided speech/language therapy for children and adults in several clinical and hospital settings. Midway through my career, I served on a state diagnostic team at Arkansas Children's Hospital, specializing in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders and ADD/ADHD. Since 1998, I have been self-employed and have owned and operated two clinics, specializing in the treatment of children with varied communication disorders and learning disabilites. One of my clinics was a local franchise called LearningRx where multiple trainers provided one-on-one cognitive "brain training" to children and adults for more optimal brain functioning in school and life. I feel so blessed to have spent 20 years serving many wonderful families on their unique and difficult journeys of striving to overcome brain-based learning difficulties.
Then, a few years back, I began to hear a calling to help people (and myself!) heal more holistically: mind, body, and spirit. So I pursued training in NIA and Yoga which taught me about the healing arts of DANCE and MOVEMENT. I also received training in an amazing modality called Higher Brain Living, which taught me the incredible healing power of BREATH and working with energy meridians along the spine. In addition, I became certified in Quantum Healing Hypnosis which introduced me to the beauty and power of bringing SPIRIT into my healing practice.
This new personal and professional journey was amazing and very rewarding; however, I continued to struggle off and on with personal anxiety and fear that on occasion seemed to paralyze me. This disabling anxiety was often triggered when my own children would struggle in school. The tape that kept playing in my head was "I'm supposed to be the learning expert....if they fail, I fail!" In 2016, my panic and anxiety reached an all time high when my younger teenage son began experiencing complete emotional overwhelm with his academic struggles. In desperation, I began researching cutting-edge modalities that might help my son and I get "unstuck" so that we could start thriving again, instead of just "surviving". Enter NeurOptimal Neurofeedback! Through this advanced form of neurofeedback, my son is now wonderfully balanced, happy and excelling in his junior year of college with a 3.7 GPA. At his request, he gets occasional NeurOptimal booster sessions, locally in his college town, whenever he needs them to sustain his memory and focus. For me, thanks to NeurOptimal, my anxiety and fear feel like a distant memory. I live in a space of calmness and clarity (and gratitude!) that I never dreamed was possible. My mission has now become to educate others that with today's incredibly advanced technology, you and your family members CAN unlock the power of YOUR brain's natural resources for much greater emotional, physical, and mental well-being.
I am incredibly excited to have added NeurOptimal Brain Training System to my practice (both personally and professionally). This is the first modality that I have found that allows people to "get out of their own way" on their healing journey. By simply relaxing in a chair, hooked up to brain wave sensors, your brain is able to "hear itself" and get real-time feedback about its performance.....and then it makes its own adjustments and changes as needed. This can sound too simple and too good to be true, I know, but after providing this modality for 5 years, I am consistently seeing quick and amazing changes in my clients....better sleep with less stress and anxiety, replacement of nonproductive behaviors with proactive ones, better job and academic performance, improved relationships with loved ones, and most importantly, achieving a brain state of CALMNESS and CLARITY! It is with incredible gratitude that I do this work. If you are considering trying out the NeurOptimal System, it would be a great honor to assist you and your family on your healing journey of mind, body, and spirit.
With Much Love and Gratitude!