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Raju Mann

President & CEO
  • 09/12
  • BPC People

BPC PEOPLE – Trish Burger

FAVORITE BPC SPOT: Roof of Tribeca Pointe/Liberty Community Garden

Trish Burger was born in Flatbush, Brooklyn and later grew up in Huntington, Long Island. As a child she always dreamed of moving back into the big city, and began fulfilling that dream while living in the East Village and working at the Guggenheim Museum after college. Ever the trailblazer, in November 1998 she was one of the first residents to move into her current home at 41 River Terrace, now known as Tribeca Pointe. At the time, like much of northern Battery Park City, her luxury high-rise was truly “off the grid” – she recalls not being able to get phone, cable, or Internet service in the building for her first three months there!

Currently, Trish practices Quantum Healing Hypnotherapy (QHHT), a method conceived by Dolores Cannon (best-selling Author and past-life regressionist and hypnotherapist) that involves inducing an individual into somnambulistic state of trance through visualization. Cannon began this research of lost knowledge and reincarnation in the late 1960s by developing QHHT for past life regression sessions with her subjects. Through Past life regression, people can see how decisions in their past lives influence their current ones.

Trish is certified in Cannon’s course and has been practicing for roughly two years. A typical session lasts two to three hours and is divided into two parts.

The first part consists of reviewing a list of questions involving physical pain in the body, job / relationship issues, and then any other question that comes to the client’s mind. S/he then lays down in a relaxed state of mind and is slowly guided to their past life, where they describe where they are, where they live, and the struggles they’re  working through. Trish usually is able to match the struggles with current questions that the individual asked in the beginning of the session. The client is then taken to the last day of their lifetime and crosses over to their current one. Trish asks the client what they think the purpose of their lifetime was, and is able to detect a recurring theme.

The second half of the session consists of calling the client’s “higher self.” The client will refer to themselves in third person, and will review all the questions s/he originally presented, give advice, and clean and align the chakras.

When asked if anyone could try past life regression, Trish states that it is effective for roughly 90% of the population. For the roughly 10% unable to be hypnotized, Trish suggests they try meditation.

When not practicing QHHT, Trish tends to her sunflower patch in BPC’s Liberty Community Garden. A testament to the garden’s appeal, Trish signed up seven years ago and was wait-listed for 3 or 4 of them before beginning her now-famous swatch of sunflowers. She enjoys all the happy smiles and compliments she receives about her patch, and loves when people take the seeds home and plant them in gardens of their own.

Trish’s love for her neighborhood is apparent: “Battery Park City has its own heartbeat,” she says. She has seen the wonderful changes this beautiful 92 acres of land has gone through and has even made friendships with all the staff in her building, who she has now known for 20 years. And she’ll always remember her original address as “the building by Chambers St. by the West Side highway” – before it became 41 River Terrace and phone service could be readily connected.

Trish has two children and in her spare time loves to make crystal-based jewelry, paint, draw, read, meditate, and run the Brooklyn half- marathon every year in her father’s memory, which ends in Coney Island where he served  as firefighter.

Most of all, just as she dreamed it many years ago, Trish is proud to still call the big city home.

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