About Debra Troy
Debra Troy is a registered, certified and insured Advanced Clinical Hypnosis Counselor with over 30 years experience working closely to guide her clients into positive habits, thinking and emotional responses that empower a creative and dynamic life.
She is also a Certified Kalos Kinesiology Health Facilitator, has trained in several Behavioral and Energy Healing Methods, such as The Emotion Code, with Dr. Nelson and The Emotional Freedom Technique with Dawson Church and is a senior student practitioner of Alchemical Hypnotherapy and Somatic Healing Hypnosis with David Quigley and the Alchemy Institute.
Debra offers private HypnoCounseling sessions with specialties in medical hypnosis, smoking, weight management, Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis, preparation for surgery, pain control, worries and fears, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, allergy elimination, stress relief and Cancer symptom relief.
Debra is the creator of Heal the Cause Hypnosis, an integrated body/mind self healing modality that uses muscle response testing to locate blocked emotions in the bodies energy system, meridian tapping to release them and future paced hypnosis to anchor in desired, positive changes.
This modality is useful to clear away old negative thinking conditioning, trapped emotions or harmful habits, as desired. This allows the client to move forward with greater freedom, unencumbered by "subconscious saboteurs" that left unchecked can take over and prevent the them from living a happy, healthy, productive life. Heal the Cause Hypnosis is not therapy but rather an interactive way of bringing past subconscious decisions to light to be able to make newer, more life supportive choices in present time.
"Clients repeatedly tell me that their Heal the Cause Hypnosis sessions are profoundly empowering and transformational experiences. Every day I witness the blessing of helping people "free themselves to be themselves." Debra Troy.
My Personal Story- "Heal the Cause" Origins
My personal story which led me to create Heal the Cause Hypnosis began with own "Healer's Journey" which I became aware of at 17 years old.
My parents were survivors of the Holocaust. They lost everyone and everything and came to America with nothing but a couple of relatives to help them get started, get employment, get settled, start a family and live "The American Dream." This was their goal and they achieved it, but not without great pain and personal sacrifice.
My mother had serious Post Traumatic Stress, after the war, with accompanying PTSD ailments and my Dad suffered with recurring migraines and nightmares. From a young age I battled with wanting to heal them, "fix them," make them more like my friends parents, who were more, "American" and dreamed of having less strict parents and a happy, relaxed, loving home.
Our families way of dealing with the "unspoken pain" that was always around, was to celebrate with food, especially sweet treats. "Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down," became a habit in our household, with the medicine being "everyday life." My mother's pain, illnesses, survivor's guilt, loneliness, grief and loss permeated our home and my childhood memories, which eventually became sublimated over time.
Eating sugary treats became the way to suppress uncomfortable feelings which were always under the surface and had no healthy way to surface in my family home.
Being the middle child of three was not easy for a sensitive, empathic child that felt everyone's pain, so when mother baked sweet treats, I lapped it up like a starving homeless kitten, because the only times I experienced mother's happiness was when she baked, made holiday meals, listened to Opera or went on vacation. Sweets became wired for me in my brain as "mother's love."
I longed to take my parents pain away and heal my own feelings of unworthiness, guilt, shame, belief in my unlove-ability and more, which led me firmly onto the healer's path. It has saved my life and would turn out to help others reclaim their lives, as well.
Although I could not help my parents heal their trauma, I found my own voice and path and stayed true to my life's purpose, which has been to heal myself and help others to heal.
It is an ongoing journey that gives me new lessons on loving myself and I still find myself forgiving myself, learning and growing every day.
I attended Nursing School in 1979. with my older sister, at my father's insistence. I had wanted to be a healer or a therapist, but my father had great disdain for Psychotherapy and there were no programs for Holistic Health and Healing on the East Coast in the 70's, so I reluctantly agreed to go.
Relatively quickly I saw that the medical end of healing did not resonate with me, I was not in alignment with the medical model of treating chronic symptoms with drugs, without doing a whole person assessment that could create a holistic picture of the origin of illness.
I did not see most of my chronically ill patients healing from their diseases, on drugs alone and I deeply believed that there were emotional upsets, limiting beliefs and past traumas and dramas that helped create my patients illnesses, that were not being addressed.
I didn't know it at the time but I was about to discover the Holistic Health Model and dedicate my life to learn, grow and heal with it.
It took practically going through the whole nursing school program for me to find my voice. When the stress of the intense coursework, labs and clinical floor work took its toll on me, along with the sense that I was on the wrong education path, I became ill, had an anaphylactic reaction to Penicillin with full body hives and swelling, that required a Nor-epinephrine shot and steroids to keep me from dying. The aftermath was weeks of full body swelling, itching hives and adrenal exhaustion, that went un diagnosed, for another two years.
This was the extreme circumstance it took for me to find the courage to tell my parents that I wanted to drop out of a career path that was not of my choosing, was making me sick and ran contrary to my budding beliefs about healing.
I moved out of my parent's home after getting well and begin my healer's journey, at 21 years old.
My yearning to help people "Heal the Cause" of underlying subconscious blocks that can contribute to sickness of mind, body and spirit, set me onto a 32 year journey of ongoing education, training and certification in numerous holistic health and Hypnotherapy certification programs, specialty hypnosis training's, behavioral kinesiology training's and energy healing, body/mind, emotional clearing modalities.
Creating and following my Independent Study, Lifelong Learning Path has been the most courageous thing I have done this life. I followed my heart and gut, in the face of disapproval, misunderstanding, Judgement and self judgement from family and myself for years.
I now know how powerful it is to be true to oneself and the peace, fulfillment and "right livelihood" that come from doing what you are meant to do.
I often have right brained, creative clients come to me, who are dealing with similar issues, I have been through, who have self love and self forgiveness work to do. I believe you can only take people through passageways you have taken yourself through on the Healer's Journey. That journey often requires doing core familial healing, which I offer in Alchemical Hypnotherapy.
In addition, Debra is a nationally board certified Reflexologist through the American Reflexology Certification Board and is the creator of Reflexology Therapeutics™, holistic reflexology for body, mind and "sole" , which incorporates east/west reflexology styles with relaxation hypnosis and energy clearing techniques. She has practiced Reflexology for 30 years.
Debra is also the creator of StressLess Survival Skills Seminars – "Quick fix body/mind tools that can save your day." This seminar is a great 2 or 3 hour "hands on seminar" that is perfect for an ice breaker or a connector for a club, women's group, or holistic or business fair, teaching stress reduction tools that work in a snap to help you relax and be your best!
Debra offers other Self Healing Classes for: Emotional Eating, "Tap It and Zap It Away!" and Self Hypnosis. See classes tab for more info.