to the TROY WELLNESS CENTER
We offer mind, body and spiritual services, classes and sessions to help you live a balanced, healthy life.
Clinical and Transformational Hypnosis
Hypnobirthing® Childbirth Education Classes
Hypnobirthing® Fertility Support Hypnosis
Emotional Clearing Work
Interfaith Ministerial Counseling
Life Passages Ceremonial Services
Distance Healing Sessions utilizing:
The Emotional Freedom Technique and The Emotion Code
Bhante Dharmawara, a beloved teacher and friend of mine once said to me when he was 100 years old, "You are what you eat, drink and think. Thinking is most important." Indeed, it is mind as healer or mind as slayer that we contend with every moment of every day. We are unconsciously run around by forgotten memories long since stored in our subconscious minds. These repressed memories, all of which are on file in the subconscious mind, (which lives in the limbic system and is the emotional part of the brain), cause us to react instead of simply respond, especially when we are stressed.
When we are locked into these automatic reactive patterns, we know we shouldn't be so charged up about them, but we just can't seem to stop.
Transformational Hypnotherapy takes you to the cause of these reactions and helps you to transform earlier forgotten decisions made at the time of traumas or dramas, into new empowered choices that are appropriate to the adult you are now.
The work is done in a light state of hypnosis and incorporates many "state of the art" modalities such as: Alchemical Hypnotherapy, NLP, Kinesiology, Emotional Freedom Technique and Embodiment practices whose purposes are to promote self awakening and healing.
By taking these experiences into the body, instead of just "working from the head", we can release the emotional hold that the body/mind internalizes somatically which can reak havoc in our body systems and mental health.
This work is considered "rapid growth work" in that it liberates people to make conscious what has been unconscious and reap the benefits of being able to create a new and positive present and future, free of dramas and traumas of the past. Clients have reported that results are usually quick and long lasting.
Transformational Hypnotherapy is designed to be a powerful, emotional clearing and re-educating approach for those who are mentally well but are wanting to remove obstacles to positive change that have impeded their success and live a more free, alive life. It is not Psychotherapy and should not be substituted for neccesary Mental Health Counseling by a licensed practitioner.
Transformational Hypnotherapy (T.H.) is sometimes used with traditional Clinical and Medical Hypnotherapy. I incorporate aspects of it into all hypnosis sessions, except when there is a need for directive suggestion work to anchor in new affirmations. There are many benefits of Transformational Hypnotherapy especially when used with more clinical concerns such as weight management, smoking cessation, anxiety, phobias, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, high blood pressure. Often getting the subconscious "on board" to work with and for you instead of against you is the first step in healing an illness or recovering more quickly from surgery.
Transformational Hypnotherapy: conditions that benefit
- Allergy Re-education
- Bad Habits
- Body image issues
- Blood Pressure problems
- ChildBirth Concerns
- Fertility Challenges
- Immune Boosting
- Inner Child Work
- Inner Saboteurs
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Pain Management
- Personal Growth
- Self Healing
- Smoking Cessation
- Surgical prep and recovery
- Sports Enhancement
- Test Performance
- Weight Mastery
"Transformational Hypnosis with a Wellness Focus"
Over the past 26 years of doing Holistic Healing Work, I have found that over 85% of my clients have been women seeking greater balance and wellness. Perhaps it is because we are given societal permission to feel and heal ourselves through being introspective and emotionally expressive. I believe this creates a desire, a willingness and inner permission to change.
In recent times more men are coming to me wanting similar changes who desire to transform old patterns into new more conscious and healthier ways of being. I am delighted to work with both sexes however many of the situations I work with listed above occur more frequently with women.
Emotional Eating Support Groups
We offer a five week trim down and lighten up support group that will help you clarify the inner sabotaging "self talk" that deeply affects your ability to stay on course with your emotional well being and your eating habits.
We will work together as individuals in a group setting utilizing "state of the art "self and group hypnosis techniques, journaling, Emotional Freedom Technique and other behavioral tools to allow you to eliminate negative patterns and thinking that so often create failure and self judgement instead of success and a positive attitude, resulting in self confidence.
It has been said that the combination of simply journaling what you eat can create 80% success on a weight reduction program. This group is for people with weight reduction concerns as well as people who need to develop healthy self loving eating habits.
My experience of incorporating hypnosis, behavioral tools and Emotional Freedom Technique along with journaling and group support is that positive results are far greater reaching and have deeper and longer lasting impact. One certainly can go it alone with the latest weight loss diet or go to a large weight loss facility with a corporate model, but I have found that women prefer small, connected groups where they can do real work and see results that become new life patterns, not just the latest weight loss plan or craze of the season.
It is widely known now that when the body is asked to ongoingly "yo yo diet" , it gets confused and goes into starvation mode instead of letting go of extra weight. Then you are left with a metabolism that is in famine mode when food is plentiful and your body is thrown out of balance. The creation of lifestyle patterns of healthy eating is the ultimate weight loss goal to strive for. By identifying and letting go of your triggers, you become conscious and thus empowered to make healthier choices you can be proud of.
Nothing beats the support of an intimate group facilitated in an inspirational and professional manner where a safe space is created for people to let go of emotional weight and the baggage that lives in it and new empowering tools are taught that educate, inspire and motivate ongoing change and self love to continue. That is Freedom with a capital "F!" Come join us!!
Our groups are limited to 8 people only, fill on a first come first registered basis and will be facilitated by Debra Troy, Advanced Clinical Hypnosis Counselor, ACH, who has over 20 years of Professional Hypnotherapy experience guiding people into optimal wellness and self healing. Debra is specialty certified by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association in Weight Loss, Medical Hypnosis and Mental Focus Coaching. She is also the director of the Troy Wellness Center in Lamberville, New Jersy.
To inquire about the next class or about receiving private sessions: call Ms. Troy at 609) 306-7057 to see if you qualify for this group or one on one sessions. Once qualified, you will send your check to register and secure your space, made out to to: Debra Troy and mail it to: Troy Wellness Center, 62 North Main Street, Suite A, Lambertville, N.J., 08530.
This is not a psychotherapy group and is not intended to be viewed as such. It is an educational, growth oriented group designed to empower participants to create lasting change in their food and self care habits. Participants under a therapists care will need to have their practitioner's approval to join this group and Ms.Troy will need to be in communication with the therapist and receive a referral from the therapist before acceptance into the group is permitted.
Under current tax law, weight loss programs are permissable to be deducted on your income taxes! Private sessions will be made available to group participants as desired and will be offered at a group rate of $80 /hour.
HypnoBirthing® ChildBirth Education Classes
In 2000, I became a HypnoBirthing® ChildBirth Educator (Mongan Method)because I loved working with birthing mothers when I was in Nursing school in the late 70's and I wanted to support women to think of birth in an empowered way. I saw that mainstream America had succeeded in convincing "modern women" that birth had to be an unbearably painful, difficult experience that a woman's body couldn't handle, so women might as well relinquish control of their natural birthing wisdom and medicate their bodies and babies with the latest pain meds and birth ripening agents available.
Learning the HypnoBirthing® Mongan Method and becoming an instructor allows me to teach couples the empowered way of birthing I was searching for when I was a student nurse almost 30 years ago. It is a joy to see women and their birthing companions unsure of their birthing abilities at the first class, arrive in a state of calm confidence when we finish after the fifth class!
I love the prenatal bonding that happens for each new family taking my classes. There is no doubt on the part of the parents to be that their inborn baby is actually taking the class with us! After all, it is their birth I am teaching them to prepare for. Those who have brought me their babies to meet after birth are often surprised to see that they seem to know my voice when they meet me. Remember they took this class too and learned how to deeply relax and trust just like you did!
Self Comforting and Sleeping is a bonus I hear from parents that their babies seem to know how to do more easily than babies not born the HypnoBirthing® way. It is another important benefit of taking HypnoBirthing® classes that you will be grateful for during the night after the baby is born!
Parents, especially fathers seem to be more at home with the idea of the babies arrival after taking HypnoBirthing®, The Mongan Method classes. Mothers have told me that the classes helped them shorten first stage labor, decrease the intensity of "surges", get deeply in touch with the rhythmn of their birth and work with each surge, like riding a wave to shore on a surfboard. I've heard that learning to "breathe the baby down" was very valuable because it helps to prevent tearing and women birth their babies heads confidently and with minimal, if any pushing.
Overall feedback I have received teaching HypnoBirthing® classes to couples has been that they felt more in charge of their whole birth experience from where they birthed to how they birthed and with whom. Many who had given birth before were grateful for the fear release component of class three and said without it they felt they may have been destined to recreate old birth dramas and traumas that they had experienced in the past.
I am now incorporating the Emotional Freedom Techniques into my anxiety/fear/phobia release "bag of tricks." It is extremely useful as a tool for clearing out emotional baggage that can get in the way of a safer, easier more comfortable birth and I have been told it is worth it's weight in gold in the birthing room!
HypnoBirthing® Classes are taught in my Lambertville, New Jersey office as "privates only" allowing me to give you my focused attention and create a more safe space within which to develop birthing confidence. I teach two classes a month, one evening and one Saturday on a first come, first served basis. My couples tell me that they love the individualized attention they get being "one on one" with me that they could not receive from a group class.
Emotional Clearing Work
I offer a few different modalities of Emotional Clearing Work in my private sessions. These are rapid growth, transformational healing sessions.
The first is the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) based on Gary Craig's work. EFT SESSIONS help to release energy constrictions in the body, mind or emotions that may show up as fear, anxiety, illness, resistance to moving forward, panic, phobias, self imposed unhealthy limitations, beliefs or habits and much more.
The second is The Emotion Code which is Dr. Bradley Nelson's work and is based on the premise that the body and brain store trapped emotions which can reak havoc on many levels and need to be cleared out. This work can be done in person or as a distance healing session. In person the work is done using kinesiology to test what and where the trapped emotion is and then magnets are used to release the blockages.
The third is Kalos KInesiology, the brain child of Dr. Valerie Moorton. Kalos is a complete mind/body Kinesiology system that uses muscle testing to determine what is out of balance in the body and mind and incorporates a holistic protocol to make those corrections. Although I am trained and certified in the complete system I specialize in the Emotional Clearing aspect of Kalos and use just that in my work with clients. Kalos Emotional Clearing Work incorporates muscle testing the blocked emotions surrounding a specific event needing healing and then dialoging with diferent "players" in the story to bring about healing and resolution.
Regardless of the Emotional Clearing Method that is chosen each session incorporates muscle testing to determine the most effective way to work with emotional/energy blockage issues. This is done after doing an extensive interview at the first session to gain deep understanding into my client's particular needs and circumstances.
Emotional Freedom Technique and The Emotion Code are both available to be done in my office and on the telephone (where it works remakably well) to clear out worries, fears, phobias, negative habits, thinking and patterns that stop you from being your optimal self. See Distance Healing Sessions below for more detail about those telephone Sessions.
HypnoBirthing® HypnoFertility Counseling
In 2002, I became a HypnoBirthing® Fertility Counselor through the HypnoBirthing® Institute. Our fertility enhancement protocol is a 5-7 session program that helps you release old fears, anxieties and concerns about becoming pregnant, miscarrying, past traumas associated with sexuality, abortions or other losses related to becoming a mother. After fears, anxieties and negative thinking and beliefs have been cleared , we focus on opening to a healthy, viable pregnancy and use guided imagery to anchor in positive thoughts, feelings, sensations and images into the body and mind.
Fertility hypnosis is an essential part of Assisted Reproductive Technology or can be used before or instead of choosing A.R.T. For more information about Fertility Challenges go to HypnoFertility from the main page.
For women doing In Vitro Fertilization or IVF, IVF Assist is a very supportive tool for you to utilize during the embryonic transplant process. IVF Assist is a personalized CD made to order that women listen to at the moment of IVF transfer to support the success of the procedure. IVF Assist allows women from out of town who can't do hypnofertility sessions to reap the benefits of hypnosis and potentially double their transfer successes. IVF Assist is also available for hypnofertility clients wanting hypnotherapeutic support at their transplant procedure.
For women who are within 40 minutes of Lambertville, New Jersey, I am also available to come with you during your embryo transplant to help you remove fears, stay calm and deeply relax so your procedure can be as successful as possible.
Click on hypnofertility to view important information about the value of hypnofertility support and results of a study that Eliyahu Levitas, Ph.D.'s 2004 conducted on the value of hypnosis during embryo transplant.
Distance Healing Sessions:
Energy and Emotional clearing work using the Emotional Freedom Technique, The Emotion Code and Guided Visualization.
We live in a time where we are learning more about quantum fields, string theory, psychoneuroimmunology and much more. I find it a thrilling time to be alive as a Spiritual Counselor, Hypnotherapist and Consciousness Midwife. There have been studies done where people visualized positive and then negative thoughts while imaginig test tubes filled with sperm and specidfic measurable changes occurred to the sperm in those tubes consistent with what one might imagine positive and negative thoughts would do to a person hearing them from another person! We are all energy fields and consciousness and we all effect one another. How wonderful to be able to do so for healing and the "greater good" (only with permission of course from the subject being worked on.)
The first telephone session is a two hour "fact seeking mission" where I take an in depth personal history which I use to uncover any and all "cues and clues" that can help me to help you become free of troublesome habits, negative thoughts and destructive emotions.
The second telephone session in my Distance Healing Work incorporates the use of "The Emotion Code", Dr. Bradley Nelson's life changing work that incorporates "muscle testing" to determine where, when and what trapped emotions entered into a person's body. We use muscle testing to then uncover when specific incidents happened that created a drama or a trauma that got "stuck" in the bodies cellular memory and together we flush out the "story" around the incident.
Dr. Nelson discovered in his research that something existed on an "energetic level" which he named "Heart Walls" He surmised that these "heart walls" got put in place during certain deeply upsetting events and discovered that releasing these walls freed up his patients in amazing ways. If "Heart Walls" come up in the testing process, we proceed to clear them before we can move forward and do anything else. Sometimes we can do them in one session. Often the material is quite profound and a handful of sessions are required to release these walls before we can get more specific to deal with problems that people want to address. However, clearing these "Heart Walls"can inadvertantly clear up the very same problems because they have come from the original wounds that created the heart walls in the first place! Once released, it is as if one's heart has been set FREE! In some cases I can proceed to then use magnets and clear the trapped emotion at that time and the session ends there.
If there is time left and if it is neccesary (in any session after the first intake session), I then proceed to use The Emotional Freedom Technique to "collapse the negative anchors, feelings and beliefs associated with that event thru creating personalized statements that either we "tap on" together or if you are unfamiliar with EFT, I tap on for you.
To complete the session, once you are feeling deep relief and connection to yourself and others involved in the trauma or drama that was released and you have shifted into experiencing real acceptance, love and forgiveness, we end with "anchoring in the positive" using Guided Visualization. If we have not yet used the magnets to release the residual negative charge I will do this "in absentia" for you at the end of the session. You can then recreate the positive charge again using the Self Hypnosis Guided Visualization we do at the end of the session at your own leisure and indeed I heartily encourage you to do so. It takes about 30 days or one lunar cycle to create sustainable mental/emotional change and this is one of the best ways to do so.
What I have just described I also do in my Lambertville, NJ office along with other techniques that require a client to be there in person.(See Emotional Healing up above) Distance Healing Sessions can be a very effective way to experience rapid growth and personal healing without having to hop on a plane and incur much more time and much greater expense to get to the bottom of what's not working and change it for good.
Distance Healing is not a substitute for Psychological or Psychiatric treatment. If you have a menatl health condition please do not undertake to do this work without the permission and consent of your health care provider.